WHO WE ARE
Based in Wales and London, Milk and Blood was founded by Eifion Ap Cadno in 2018 while training on the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School.
Through new writing, devising, original music, bold design and improvisation, we create work that is honest, risk-taking, and doesn’t pull punches. We bring untold stories to the stage and experiment with new forms of storytelling.
Milk and Blood also currently offers a puppet-making workshop, The Imaginarium, where participants design and make their very own puppet. We are currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of THE DIP; and our next show Journey to the Moon-cup will shatter the stigma around periods. Period.
Our proudest achievements include every single puppet made in The Imaginarium, selling-out at our first ever Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 (in the good sense), getting plenty of stars, some people seeing the show SIX TIMES and almost getting Lyn Gardner to see it.
Oh, and not killing our cast.
EIFION AP CADNO
Eifion is a London and Cardiff based actor, writer and director. He is also the company's founder. He is represented by Gillian Rowe.
He graduated from the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting school in 2018 and developed THE DIP for its flagship Debut Festival.
He has also worked as an actor and deviser with such theatre companies as The Jones Collective, Chalk Line Theatre, Burnt Lemon and Hyperdrive Theatre.
Becca is a London based theatre designer.
Coming from a background in fine art with a focus on textiles and sculpture, she joined Wimbledon College of Arts in 2015 to train as a theatre designer.
During her time there she has worked on speculative designs for classical plays as well as creating realised designs for contemporary writing, namely in collaboration with students from East 15 Acting School.
Eva is an Austrian actor, writer, director and theatre-maker based in London. She trained on the BA Acting (International) course at East 15 Acting School before co-founding international theatre company Theatre Peregrine.
They took her debut show 30 Days of Blood to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 where it received five stars from the National Student and was nominated for the Asian Arts Award.
Eva is currently co-producing Journey to the Moon-cup, Milk and Blood's second show which is in early stages of development and will shatter the stigma around periods.
Sam is a Luton born artist with a background in devising and contemporary dance. He trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Award.
He has performed with multiple award winning companies, winning awards such as the Brighton Fringe 'Outstanding Theatre Award 2015' and the 'NDT First Devised Award 2017'. As a performer he has been to multiple fringe festivals and performed in shows both at The Donmar Warehouse and The Royal Opera House. He is a director and playwright for both film and stage, as well as a professional lighting designer and technician.
Nick Young Nick studied at East 15 Acting School on the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre course. Having trained in Ballet and Cello he has mastered the art of sitting and standing. He once wrote a letter asking to draw as good as his brother, and now he owes his talent to Santa Claus.
Nick is currently studying on the MA Independent Games
and Playable Experience
Design at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Nick is an international actor originally from Houston, Texas and is in his final year on the BA Acting International course at East 15 Acting School. He has performed in Angels In America, The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He also won Best Actor (2016) by BroadwayWorld Houston for his performance as Mozart in Amadeus.
When not acting, Nick can be found editing videos and running around in the Officer Flatfish costume doing "marketing".
We really REALLY need it
As an emerging theatre company we really do depend on the kindness of strangers at this stage. Well, and friends. Mostly friends... but "the kindness of friends" is not a quote.
Our debut show THE DIP could not have gone to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 without the generous support of everyone who donated to our Click crowdfunding campaign.
If you would like to support us and our work then a donation would be massively appreciated and put to very good use. Right now it would help us renew our subscription for this very website, pay for comprehensive annual insurance and go towards the cost of a storage unit to keep all our set, costumes and props safe and dry in one place.