MOCO was born in the Bicycle Shop, one balmy afternoon in the late summer of 2016. The following spring, our first production 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess, opened at the Shoe Factory in Norwich with an all-male company of young actors aged between 18-25.
MOCO grew from years of research and a group of people excited to explore the relationship not only of the body and the text, but the space born between them. We are a creative outlet that allows us to embrace new possibilities and challenge our boundaries of performance and design.
Sadly, 2020 saw the cancellation of a production at both The Shoe Factory and The Hostry Festival. We did however manage to support our creatives by offering free, well-being, online workshops.
KEEPING THEATRE ALIVE.
Theatres are struggling to open. Creative practitioners are without work. MOCO is proud to support the Norfolk Voices Festival, a fundraiser, at the Maddermarket - Norwich's Community Theatre. A diverse week of celebrating writers, poets, actors and musicians telling important stories. Please join us and celebrate Norfolk arts talent.
Miche Montague began her studies in acting with the British American Drama Academy, learning from the likes of Dame Judy Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi. She is passionate about supporting and nurturing individual potential. In 2019 she directed an RSC Nation production called Palm To Palm working with refugees and asylum seekers, and the transgender community.
Miche has a long-standing relationship with the Arts in Norfolk. She has worked as the principal youth drama tutor at the Norwich Playhouse, as youth director at the Maddermarket Theatre, a freelance practitioner for UEA drama department and artistic director at the Sewell Barn.
Community drama projects include work with ex-offenders,
rehabilitation programmes and
with the Terence Higgins Trust
for the East Norfolk Health
Miche works as a Creative
Practitioner at Stage 2 for
She is currently working on a
new RSC Nation project called
Against All Odds.