We are Milk Presents. We are Ruby Glaskin, Adam Robertson and Lucy J Skilbeck. We make theatre. The theatre we make is a protest. It’s also a celebration and sometimes a bit of a messy one. You know that sticky, messed-up, extraordinary and ambigous thing called gender? Our work is often about that.
As fresh faced gender-warrior graduates from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2010, we immediately became Associate Artists of The Point, Eastleigh. Here we created our first couple of shows Bluebeard and Sainthood, lived together in a rickety but loveable flat and made a whole load of theatre. In addition to numerous exciting projects, we made Milk Presents: Self Service before becoming Associate Artists of Derby Theatre. JOAN - our 4th show - has returned from a storming run at the Edinburgh Fringe and is set to tour again in 2017, while we excitedly create our current show BODIY, which as been commissioned by Camden People's Theatre and will open there in Autumn 2017.
We’ve made work with the invaluable support of venues like Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, The Junction, Cambridge, The Place, The New Wolsely and Theatre Poton, Slovakia, The Point Eastleigh and Derby Theatre. Thank you to these venues, and many others, as well as the BBC Legacy Fund and Arts Council England for supporting our work.
Milk Presents are an associate company of Derby Theatre and The Bush Theatre
Lucy J Skilbeck - Writer and Director
Adam Robertson - Producer Manager and Performer
Ruby Glaskin - Producer
Joshua Allen - Assistant Producer (Placement)
Sarah Brigham (Chair)
About the company co-directors
Ruby is an independent producer from Brighton. She is currently the Creative Producer for In Good Company, an artist development programme led by Derby Theatre.
Producing credits include, for Milk Presents: JOAN (Derby Theatre/Milk Presents), Milk Presents Self Service, A Real Man's Guide to Sainthood, Bluebeard A Fairytale for Adults. Burn, Daffodil Scissors, Strawberries and Steam (Berry Youth Theatre). Other: Walking The Tightrope: The Tension between Arts and Politics (Offstage Theatre and Underbelly Productions) Raymondo (Annie Siddons) mapdance 2014 Tour (mapdance)
As Assistant Producer: Escalator East to Edinburgh (2013) Red Noir (The Living Theatre, NYC), various projects (Punchdrunk)
Ruby also worked as the Programming Officer at The Point, Eastleigh between 2011 – 2013. She was a recipient of the Escalator Live Art Producers Bursary in 2013 and was nominated for the Stage One Producers Awards 2011.
Ruby studied Theatre Practice: Performance Arts gaining First Class (Hons) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Adam is a performer, facilitator and general theatre guy from Harlow, Essex.
Performing credits include, for Milk Presents: Milk Presents Self Service, A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood and Bluebeard: A Fairytale for Adults. Other credits include: How
Not to Live in Suburbia (Annie Siddons), La Boite Noir & The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Bootworks Theatre Company).
Stage/production management: How
Not to Live in Suburbia & Raymondo (Annie Siddons), JOAN (Derby Theatre/Milk Presents), Milk Presents Self Service.
Adam is also a theatre facilitator. Among other projects, has been working with London Bubble theatre company for the past five years delivering Speech Bubbles – a project that uses drama approaches to improve children’s communication, confidence and wellbeing.
Adam studied Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Lucy is a director and writer from Selby, Yorkshire. She was the BBC Peforming Arts Fellow for Derby Theatre 2013 and is currently supported by the BBC Legacy Fund.
Directing credits include, for Milk Presents: JOAN (Derby Theatre/Milk Presents), Milk Presents Self Service, A Real Man's Guide to Sainthood, Bluebeard A Fairytale for Adults. Burn, Daffodil Scissors, Strawberries and Steam (Berry Youth Theatre). Other: Penelope Retold (Derby Theatre); 3 Wise Monkeys (Hiccup Theatre).
As Associate / Assistant Director: Herons, director Sean Holmes (Lyric Hammersmith), The Complete Deaths director. Tim Crouch (Spymonkey), The Odyssey dir. Sarah Brigham (Derby Theatre); Brassed Off dir. Sarah Brigham (Derby Theatre); Islands dir. Omar Elerian (Bush Theatre); Father Christmas, dir. Emma Earle (Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse). Encourage The Others dir. Lu Kemp (Almedia Projects); Epidemic dir. Alex Ferris (Old Vic New Voices).
Lucy studied Drama, Applied Theatre and Education gaining First Class (Hons) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
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