"Our vision is to empower our creatives to embrace new possibilities & believe in themselves & their futures."
- Miche Montague, MoCo Artistic Director
MoCo Theatre 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. This all-male company of young actors aged between 18-25 continues to produce outstanding work promoting dialogue, engagement and understanding of mental health issues affecting young men. This year, we are excited to launch a new project offering a platform for women to celebrate, develop and produce their stories. MoCo grew from years of research & a group of people excited to explore the relationship, not only of the body and the text but the space born between them.
Miche has a long-standing relationship with the Arts in Norfolk. She has worked as the principal youth drama tutor at the Norwich Playhouse, youth director at the Maddermarket Theatre, freelance practitioner for UEA drama department and artistic director at the Sewell Barn. Her community drama projects include work with ex-offenders, rehabilitation programmes & with the Terence Higgins Trust for the East Norfolk Health Commission. Miche is currently a freelance creative practitioner for Norwich Theatre; most recently working on a new RSC Nation project. She is also a member of their Artist Advisory Group.
Sam Clemmett, Patron
Sam has been our patron from the very beginning & supported the launch our first production. He played Albus Potter in the original West End and Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
'I am excited to continue to share in Miche's work, passion and love for the arts. I will always remember and be thankful to her for allowing me space to develop my creativity and skills which I use as a base in all my work. Miche continues to inspire me daily.'
Jack Bannon, Patron
Jack plays the title role in the Batman prequel series, Pennyworth.
'It’s fantastic what MoCo and Miche are doing for young people, specifically young men and their mental health. She helped me enormously and I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today without her. It’s an honour to be a patron of MoCo and I’m excited to see what’s next for them. Norfolk is certainly lucky to have them.'