“THEATRE THAT FLIES IN THE FACE OF CONVENTION” THE STAGE
Welcome, we enable people to queer their word. Through internationally acclaimed performance, celebration and disruption we shift perceptions of gender and identity.
We create award winning performance and make space for exchange, entertainment and community – this might be in the form of theatre, workshops, club-nights, symposiums, book groups and more.
We are Ruby Glaskin, Adam Robertson and Lucy J Skilbeck. Great to meet you.
Milk Presents are associate company of Derby Theatre and The Bush Theatre and in the last year have performed over 100 shows globally, across Europe and Australia. The work has won multiple awards, including Off-West End, Edinburgh Fringe First and The Stage Acting Excellence awards.
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 ambiguous thing called gender? Our work is often about that.
We invite you to blur fixed lines, to manoeuvre, to spread out, to kickback, backtrack and change.
Queerness is big and complex and messy and… it’s yours, if you want it to be.
As fresh faced gender-warrior graduates from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2010, we made our first piece 454 Grams, and immediately became Associate Artists of The Point, Eastleigh. Here we created our first full length shows Bluebeard: A Fairytale for Adults (nominated for a Total Theatre Award), and A Real Man’s Guide To Sainthood. We lived together in a rickety but loveable flat and made a whole load of theatre. In addition to numerous projects, we created Milk Presents: Self Service (selected for Escalator East to Edinburgh, Northern Stage, Europe Art Touch Theatre Poton Slovakia award winners) before becoming associate artists of Derby Theatre.
With Derby Theatre we made JOAN (Winner of the Off West End, Fringe First, Stage Edinburgh Award, Pick of the Fringe Award, nominated for Perth Fringe Award, Manchester Theatre Awards) and BULLISH, which are now touring nationally and internationally.
We’ve made our work with the invaluable support of venues including Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, The Junction, Cambridge, The Place, The New Wolsey, OvalHouse, Showroom, and Theatre Poton, Slovakia. Thank you to these venues, and many others, as well as the Jerwood Foundation, BBC Legacy Fund and Arts Council England for supporting us and what we do.
Lucy J Skilbeck – Writer and Director
Adam Robertson – Producer Manager and Performer
Ruby Glaskin – Producer
Originally founded by Lucy J Skilbeck and Mischke Weinreb
Sarah Brigham (Chair)
Ruby is an independent producer and co-director of Milk Presents.
Ruby believes a queer world is a better world. Ruby can always fill an awkward silence (usually with something more awkward).
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Ruby proudly led In Good Company, the flagship artist development programme for the East Midlands, as their Creative Producer for three years. Before that Ruby worked for an assortment of brilliant artists including Annie Siddons, Punchdrunk, Offstage Theatre and The Living Theatre, NYC.
She recently completed IETM’s summer campus, was a recipient of the Escalator Live Art Producers Bursary in 2013 and was nominated for the Stage One Producers Awards 2011.
Adam is a performer, production manager, face-puller, accent-copier and all round theatre guy.
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Performing credits include: Milk Presents: Self Service, A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood and Bluebeard: A Fairytale for Adults (Milk Presents), How (Not) to Live in Suburbia (Annie Siddons), Cinderalla and the Beanstalk (The Sleeping Trees), La Boite Noir & The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Bootworks Theatre Company).
Stage/production management: Bitesize Festival 2017 (China Plate),Your Connection is Not Private & REMOTE (Coney), A Girl and a Gun (Louise Orwin), Fox Symphony (Foxy & Husk), How (Not) to Live in Suburbia & Raymondo (Annie Siddons), JOAN (Derby Theatre/Milk Presents), Milk Presents: Self Service.
Lucy J Skilbeck
Lucy, also known as Leo, is a writer and director. They are the writer of JOAN and BULLISH and have recently been commissioned by the Young Vic for their My England series.
Other skills include: workshop facilitation, teaching assisting, tractor driving, power harrowing, stock judging, babysitting, care of elders.
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Directing credits for theatre include: The Bear / The Proposal (Young Vic), JOAN (Milk Presents / Derby Theatre), BULLISH (CPT, Derby Theatre), Bluebeard, A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood, Milk Presents Self Service (Milk Presents), Penelope Retold (Caroline Horton / Derby Theatre), 3 Wise Monkeys (Hiccup Theatre) and The Secret Keeper (co-director, Angela Clerkin / Ovalhouse).
As Associate / Assistant Director: Fun Home (dir. Sam Gold, Young Vic), Effigies Of Wickedness (dir. Ellen McDougall, Gate Theatre), Herons (dir. Sean Holmes, Lyric Hammersmith), The Complete Deaths (dir. 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) and, Epidemic (dir. Alex Ferris, Old Vic New Voices).
Lucy was the recipient of a BBC Legacy Award in 2015.
Represented by Katie at Knight Hall