PREVIOUS WORK

 
 
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For me, What If I Told You is disrupting the understanding that people from different walks of life cannot relate to each other on a humanistic level
— Pauline Mayers

 
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Reviews

“ An extraordinarily brave, fierce and huggable piece of work.”

— ★★★★ The Guardian

“A moving, troubling, thought-provoking and unforgettable experience.”

— ★★★★ Scotsman

“What If I Told You uses theatre for as a tool for change, and succeeds.

— ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

 

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU | NOMINATION

 

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU

Written and Performed by Pauline Mayers

Co-producer: West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Mayers Ensemble

Director: Chris Goode

What If I Told You is a critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical performance by Pauline Mayers, UK toured and presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.

Throughout Pauline’s life, people have made assumptions about her based on her gender, background and race. She’s defied these expectations at every turn, tearing up the narrative that society tried to impose on her.

Now, Pauline is finally ready to tell the world her story.

Carefully balancing dance and theatre, What If I Told You immerses us in Pauline’s world as she invites us to pause, breathe and reconsider the stories we tell about our past and the history on which we build our futures.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU | TRAILER



 
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SLATE RETREAT: RESILIENCE AND SELF CARE

Co-curated by Pauline Mayers, this four-day retreat was a space for mature Black women to heal, think, converse, plan and collaborate. Held in Skipton and for female artists of colour based in the North of England, Pauline facilitated a safe environment to support and encourage attendees as well as creating a holistic approach to artistic development.


 

WANTED

Core Artist: Pauline Mayers

Performed: Leeds Playhouse

Chris Goode & Company for Transform 2016

“TRIUMPHANT. HEARTFELT EXERCISE IN COMMUNITY THEATRE.” - The Stage

 

 

THE ALBERMARLES SKETCHBOOK

Core Artist: Pauline Mayers

Performed: Leeds Playhouse

Chris Goode & Company for Transform 2014

Directors: Chris Goode, Jamie Wood and Kirsty Housley

 
 

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Core Artist: Pauline Mayers

Performed: West Yorkshire Playhouse

Chris Goode & Company for Transform 2014

Directors: Chris Goode, Jamie Wood and Kirsty Housley