What We Did Next is a new group producing great theatre for and by the community of Liverpool. It sprang up in the summer of 2008 from the realisation that the central Liverpool community had no focus to gather around in order to put on great musicals specifically, whilst having a rehearsal schedule that fits around people’s busy lives and also aiming to provide a vibrant social scene. Since our inception we have expanded into original writing, workshopping scripts and straight drama pieces.
We know that a lot of people love being connected to the stage in whatever way possible and think this love provides the perfect excuse to socialise with like minded people. With this in mind we aim to produce musicals that our members want to perform, theatre that gets people interested, involved and thinking.
Most of us have been involved in amateur theatre before and we’ve all enjoyed our many and varied experiences. But after a while everyone gets that feeling, that the time has come to take some ownership of what we exhibit on stage, make it our own, make it a success.
It’s time to take a good look back on all we’ve learnt in the past, get together with exciting new friends, and leap forward into performing spectacular shows.
This is What We Did Next, contact us at email@example.com.
In the summer of 2008 I turned to some of my friends and asked “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take more control of the theatre we produce?”. Over the subsequent years WWDN has flourished into a strong company, bursting with talent and passion.
My day job requires me to be measured and professional, so prancing around on stage provides an excellent release!
ZOE “So Move Over” THIRSK
I love all things theatre; watching, producing, performing etc. I’ve been involved with WWDN since their second show when I choreographed RENT. I have also produced Into the Woods and Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens for the company. If you need to ask me anything to do with WWDN and our projects, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am in charge of the mailing list so let me know if you’d like to be added to it.
My first dramatic performance was aged 5, singing Little Donkey in the Nativity. Since then I’ve continued to indulge in my passion for theatre, whether it be musicals, opera, drama, and even a stint in a Gospel choir. I am now involved in What We Did Next, and I’m currently Treasurer of the Society. I hope to continue with the ever-expanding projects the society is becoming involved with, and continue meeting the many wonderful people it attracts.
I have been working in the creative industry for six years as an accomplished audio-visual and production designer for theatre, film and events. I graduated from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2010, and since then have collaborated with numerous companies such as Punch Drunk, Liverpool Biennial, Hope Street Ltd and Sell A Door. My set designs & installations have been displayed at the Everyman, Unity Theatre and the Bluecoat, and my AV design clients include the Kaiser Chiefs, Riverside Studios and Arts Depot in London.
I have recently collaborated with WWDN on a number of productions as a Set Designer and I am now part of the team in the role of Technical Officer. I am looking forward to showcasing my design and audio-visual knowledge and skills in upcoming site-specific and theatre productions.
As a piano player with a keen interest in drama and socialising, it was not long after arriving in Liverpool that I found myself getting involved in musical theatre! WWDN has given me the chance to develop my skills more than I ever thought I would and it’s a joy to be on the committee. Meeting new people and having a good time together is all part of it so if you are interested please get in contact and it’ll be great to see you at one of our events.
Marketing and Publicity Officers
Since its inception I have loved being part of What We Did Next. The company has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people while learning so much about how to put on a great show. I lend my experience where I can to produce artwork and all things digital for WWDN.
I joined WWDN for it’s 2013 show “Batboy” and have happily stuck around for every show since then. Having a background in social media marketing, photography & filmmaking when the position of Marketing and Publicity Officer came up I jumped at the chance to be a bigger part of this company. I take still photos and create films for our shows.
Also, anything you see on Twitter & Facebook is normally written by myself, so, apologies for the overuse of exclamation marks!
Open Mic and Social Officer
For the past few years, I’ve loved performing in, and now producing, WWDN shows and being a member of this wonderful company. Organising events is my favourite thing to do so I’ll be sorting out plenty of theatre trips, Open Mic nights and after-show parties throughout the year!