15 September - 7 October 2017


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Artistic Director

Sarah Shorten

Sarah was an awful director as a young girl, often found in the school gym running secret classes that were just an excuse to get everyone dancing in a way that made her happy.  Sarah didn’t have the courage to change tack and find dance until she was thirty.  She has not looked back since.


Designer / stage manager

Ruth Webb

Ruth is a designer and maker for theatre. She loves making objects and costumes that support stories, have meaning, and are fun and robust to play with.

She has worked with Burn the Curtain on their last three shows, most recently creating costumes and props for The Company of Wolves. She also works as a design assistant for Theatre Alibi, Wardrobe Ensemble (Edgar and the Land of the Lost) and Bike Shed Theatre. She is mainly very happy making things.




Rod Higginson

Rod lives by the sea on the fringes of Exmoor, an area rich in history and atmosphere.

Preferring to work in monochrome, using only natural light, Rod's images capture Exmoor's wild rolling landscapes and dramatic tidal features. He seeks out evidence of its ancient industry and agriculture, its rural churches and buildings, and its traditional crafts.

His vision can be darker and more powerful than the romantic and popular portrayal of the area; he is particularly sensitive to the hidden histories that lie within the landscape, the ruins, artefacts and human stories that remain to be found and brought to our modern attention.


Video Artist

Will Rayner


Fiona Fraser-Smith

Fiona is from the far side of Exmoor.  With a deep interest in creative work which reflects the uniqueness of people and place, of landscape and space, she lives and works in the rural wilds of North Devon.  With many strings to her creative bow, she’s been Director of Appledore Arts and the annual Appledore Visual Arts Festival, Producer & Programmer for Beaford Arts and an independent freelance Producer for several artists and companies including: outdoor theatre company Burn The Curtain, live artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent, writer and solo performer Ruth Mitchell and multi-art form theatre company Twisted Theatre.

Costume Designer

Angie Newbold



The Landings would not be possible without the following amazing people who have all gone out of their way to help: