What I do

Creating theatre that educates, inspires and evolves.

Directing

Directing and devising theatre is my passion.
I have an eye for detail and how to communicate an atmosphere.
I have directed and devised both comedies and tragedies in theatres, pubs and outside spaces.

Collaboration

Collaboration is key to creativity.
Over the years I have collaborated with:
- Organisation including Winchester Hat Fair.
- Venues, including Winchester Cathedral.
- Projects like the Cabaret Project.
- Companies including Biscuit Barrel and Bard buskers.
To create brilliant events and theatre.

Produce

Through Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatre's Young Producer Scheme and producing the first Top Hat Competition for Hat Fair I am capable of producing theatre events.

This is me

Hello! I am a young, passionate, and adventurous practitioner at the start of my career. I have worked on a variety of projects involving a variety of different artistic disciplines.

I have collaborated with Phillip Stainer on a performance entitled Forest. I also worked with the Winchester Hat Fair supporting their project Celebrating Age: Living portraits  in 2017. I then produced and performed in Hat Fair’s Top Hat Competition in 2018. I am currently a Trustee at Play to the Crowd and a member of Play Makers‘ Young Producers Scheme.

I have devised and directed award winning performances. Including my production of Ben Power’s Medea which won the Performing Arts at Winchester’s Show of the Year award (2016-2017). I also won awards through my theatre company, Messy Play. Messy Play reimagined complex classical texts such as Greek myths and Shakespearean plays creating funnier, shorter and more engaging performances. Messy Play’s adaptation of Macbeth  won the Scratch Shakespeare award for best performance and I personally won the award for best female performer (2018).

Through the JMK Directors Group I have attended many workshops that explore directing, acting and producing. In 2018 I attended a workshop with Hoipolloi’s founder Shon Dale-Jones at Salisbury Art Centre and a week-long intensive with the international Theatre company Gecko. I have attended an audition run by the creators of War Horse at Longleat House in 2016 and more recently, with the Forest forge performer Kirstie Davis at South hill Park in 2019. Most recently I attended a workshop with Breach theatre, which explored devising performance from historical sources.

In October 2019 I completed a commission from the University of Winchester, where I directed their performance Two Hundred Years of Autumn. Which was performed at the Winchester Theatre Royal. Two Hundred Years of Autumn was a celebratory event marking the bicentenary of Keats’ visit to Winchester. The project was a collaboration between a number of community partners including Play to the Crowd, Hampshire Writers Society, The Keats-Shelley Memorial Trust, Blue Apple, Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Winchester Poetry Society.

Currently, I am working with Blasé Theatre to direct and produce their production So, this is for you. Which we are hoping to tour in 2020/21. The performance is a devised, multi-disciplinary piece focusing on how young people respond, interact with and consume pornography. The aim of the performance will be to eliminate the stigma and start a (much needed) conversation.

What collaborators say

Martin Jackman

Director of Historical Huzzah

'I have had the pleasure of working with Cara in a variety of roles. As an actress she is passionate, energetic and a valued member of any team. As a Producer she is very approachable, efficient and always trying to ensure a smooth running, event.'

George Edson

Co-director of messy Play

I would describe Cara as an effective communicator of meaning both in performance and direction. To state that Cara has a broad knowledge of dramatic technique would be an understatement as she has a far reaching understanding of dramatic practices, that is always in a state of development. From adapting ancient greek mythos to directing a film inspired by the director Mike Leigh. Cara illustrates her capability as a director with an approach based on the development of ensemble trust. Her directorial debut, Medea, illustrates Cara's cohesive approach to cast development and her understanding of artistic vision. While her work with the Messy Theatre Company highlights her flexibility in improvisation, clowning and adaptation. Finally Cara is a pleasure to work with and if you have the opportunity to do so I would thoroughly recommend taking it.

Blog

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Vault Festival

On Thursday 20th February I was invited by Play to the Crowd and Play Makers to attend the Vault Festival. As a theatre festival the Vault Festival was an amazing experience. The venue was beautifully Read more…

Get in Touch

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Email 

Cara Honey 
contact@carahoney.co.uk
Mon - Fri, 8:00-22:00