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Iron Shoes Theatre
John Hoggarth was co-artistic director of the National Youth Theatre between 2003 – 2008. He is now a freelance writer and director with recent work including collaborations with Kneehigh Theatre at the London Scoop and a new play at the Lyric, Belfast. He is currently working on several TV and film projects.  MORE...


Ria Parry is Co-Artistic Director of Iron Shoes. She received the Leverhulme Director’s Bursary in 2010–11, becoming Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio. Directing includes Mad About The Boy by Gbolahan Obisesan (Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Festival and national tour), Fen by Caryl Churchill (Finborough Theatre), My Heart in the Balance (British Museum) Rewind and King Lear (Young Vic), Crush by Paul Charlton (Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Festival and national tour). For Box Clever Theatre, she has directed tours of Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Hate Play and The Buzz. She was previously a Creative Producer at Watford Palace Theatre. 

Company Associates:
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James Button, Laura Keefe, Paul Charlton, Claire Dargo, Neil Grainger, David W Kidd, Racheli Sternberg, Elaine Yeung, Gbolahan Obisesan, Kerry Irvine, BishBashBosh Productions