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Face to Face Festival 2015

01 July
Claire Dowie and Ayesha Casely-Hayford

When I look at you face to face and share my stories, it confirms I am not alone. I have been creating solo shows since I left drama school in 2012. Going to a relatively unknown drama school, without accreditation (and which has since shut down), has given me wings of opportunity. The syllabus was […]

With You Always

22 April
Ayesha Casely-Hayford blog

With You Always is a new play by BBC award-winning playwright Mark Ralph-Bowman. Ayesha Casely-Hayford | blog John Sailsman (actor, writer, director) is directing us. I’ve never worked with Mark, John or any of the cast for that matter so this is another exciting and new adventure. With You Always looks at western development investment […]

International Women’s Day

20 March
Ayesha and Margaret Casely-Hayford

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress blog Where better to spend International Women’s Day than at a charity event dedicated to raising awareness of Women’s issues around the world. Even more than that, where better to spend International Women’s Day than at a charity event organised by one of the strongest women in my life, my cousin […]


06 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress blog TRAID  – or Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development -is a company working with secondhand clothing. ‘Change your clothes for good’, ‘Secondhand First’. TRAID manages clothes donation banks and arranges to collect second hand clothing from homes. It recycles clothes and produces new designs in collaboration with fashion designers […]

Scaffold Shakespeare

13 February
Ayesha Casely-Hayford | actress blog

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress blog Scaffold Shakespeare is a theatre company founded by a small group of actors and directors: Annabelle Brown, Tobias Deacon, Bryn Holding and Tom Latter. Self-proclaimed Shakespeare obsessives. Scaffold Shakespeare say Shakespeare “unites us all” and that his texts are “something we can build upon, clamber over, and root around within”. Since […]