“We live in ‘interesting times’ and therefore a time of exciting ideas and creative writing in theatre but sadly a time when there is a severe lack of funding in the arts. Andrew Keates at Arion Productions is producing intelligent, stimulating and diverse work for all involved: audience and performers alike. He is also adamant that he will pay his creative team when too often now performers are forced to give of themselves and their talent for no fee in order to be part of something they believe in.
With compassion for the human condition, humour and integrity guiding this company (plus the occasional musical) Arion Productions produces work of an extremely high standard and I am proud to play a supporting role in their endeavours.”
Annette Badland was made a patron of Arion Productions in July 2018. She regularly attends and supports our productions and events and has even run an Acting for Screen workshop as part of our Portfolio Masterclasses series. You can also listen to an in-depth interview with Annette when she appeared as a special guest on The Show People Podcast.
Annette Badland is currently appearing in The Winter’s Tale and Eyam at The Globe Theatre. She is an award winning actress, nominated for an Olivier for Sadie in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. She is known for her roles in Eastenders, Dr Who, Outlander, Bergerac and Cutting It. Theatre work includes Sir Peter Hall’s Company, RSC, National Theatre, Royal Court, Cheek by Jowl and The Almeida also The Royal Exchange, Manchester where she won critical acclaim as Madame Arcarti in Blithe Spirit. Films include: The Man Who Invented Christmas, Terence Davies’, A Quiet Passion, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Twenty Four Seven, Jabberwocky and Little Voice. On Radio 4 she plays horrid Hazel in The Archers!