About Clock Tower Theatre Company
Steve Bennett and Minty Booth had regarded the idea of running their own theatre company with an excitable optimism that manifested itself in a year of such phrases as ‘imagine being able to just like, do theatre all the time’, ‘I would love to put on this play, that play, these two plays mashed into one, maybe something about mice?’, and ‘oh we could get business cards!’ since they both graduated university in 2012. A trip to the Edinburgh Festival ignited the kindling of those idealistic musings and in August 2013, Clock Tower Theatre Company was born. Fast forward today and Clock Tower Theatre Company is still going strong, with a slew of high quality performances and interactive workshops under its belt.
Steve’s passion for Theatre began with his involvement in the Salisbury Playhouse Youth Theatre, Stage 65. His first script was co-written with a friend met during their time there, and Steve later went on to direct this piece in 2010.
During his school years, Steve’s love of the Arts grew and led him to Cardiff where he enrolled for his degree in Drama, Theatre and Media at the University of Glamorgan. Shortly after his University graduation, Steve became close friends with coursemate and colleague; Minty Booth. It was during a social get together that Steve and Minty came up with the idea to start Clock Tower Theatre Company in 2013.
Steve has thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of running a Theatre Company over the past 18 months, and is looking forward to leading Clock Tower in many new directions as they continue to grow and develop.
Isabelle is primarily an actor-singer. Early on in her career she had the (somewhat flukey) experience of co-producing a sell-out show in the Edinburgh Fringe; she is unlikely to ever be so lucky again, but won’t stop trying dammit. She is a co-director of the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival. She values theatre because it is the closest you can get to walking in another person’s shoes. During downtime she likes to eat Nutella with a spoon while watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.