Janet Amsden

Creative Associate

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Janet is an actress in theatre, film, TV and radio, most recently sees as The Missus in The Thirteenth Tale, BBC 2.   She also writes plays, directs and passes on Yat Malmgren’s Movement Psychology to future generations . Her involvement with Flying Cloud began with playing La Signora in NAPOLI.


Kris Deedigan

Creative Associate

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Kris is originally from Northumberland. He studied for two years at Newcastle College before training in theatre acting at Bretton Hall. At 23 Kris started community film company My Life Productions, working primarily with young people involved with crime and hard to reach groups and communities.

He is also a founder member of Flywheel Productions who are currently developing a play about The Marx Brother at The Manchester Royal Exchange. As an actor Kris has worked at The Live Theatre, The National Theatre and was part of the cast of Flying Cloud’s first play NAPOLI.


Ruth Posner

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Ruth is originally from Poland and was a founder member of the London Contemporary Dance Company. She taught and choreographed in all the major London Drama Academies before re-training as an actress at Hunter College, New York with Uta Hagen. Ruth’s theatre experience includes working with: The RSC, Bristol Old Vic, The Japanese Suzuki Company, The Gate, The Arcola, Sadlers Wells, The Young Vic and The Royal Court. She appears in several feature films including: Leon The Pig Farmer, Do You Love Me, Football Factory, Almost Strangers, Bella, Timeless. Her television work includes: Love Hurts, Casualty, Sin Bin, The Bill, Ruth Rendell. Radio dramas for BBC Radio 4 include: Story for Woman’s Hour, Winter’s Meeting, Wedding in Krakow, Relative Strangers, Cemetery of Europe.


Aideen Malone

Lighting Designer

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Aideen trained at Trinity College Dublin and Goldsmiths College London. She has worked extensively in theatre, dance and opera since 1994. She has collaborated recently with Turtle Key Arts and Red Cape Theatre Company on their recent production of From Newbury With Love and with Flying Cloud on NAPOLI.

Other companies she has also worked with include: English Touring Opera, Theatre Rites, Clod Ensemble, Akram Khan Company, Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, Angika Dance Company, Sadhana Dance Company, Bush Theatre, Paco Pena and the Hayward Gallery. She has also recently worked on a lighting sculpture in Brighton

Turtle Key Arts have 24 years’ experience managing projects for a diverse range of small to large-scale companies, they have been working with Flying Cloud since 2010.

Performance companies they have worked and toured with include RedCape Theatre, Ockham’s RazorAmici Dance Theatre Company, Joli Vyann, Kezia Serreau, Arc Dance, SMITH dancetheatre, Angika, Jonathan Lunn Dance Company, Extant, Lynn Manning, Kevin Kling, Lisa Torun Dance Company and New Life Theatre.

Turtle Key Arts has extensive experience in participation projects and one of their key strategic objectives is participation in the arts for all with an emphasis on disabled, disadvantaged or socially excluded people


Oli Campbell Smith

Creative Associate

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Oli has worked with Turtle Key Arts for nearly two decades both as an actor and a devising facilitator / director. He’s recently been involved with Turtle Key Arts’ collaboration with C.H.I.V.A. (Childrens’ HIV Association). Other recent credits include: Side-tracked (Extant Theatre) a devised radio project for visually impaired adults; Feel The Harmon, a devised theatre project adapted for radio for non-native English speakers; The Johnsons, a short film by Bare Truths in collaboration with Merton Youth Justice Services. Oli’s collaboration with Flying Cloud began with Napoliand he is delighted to be working with them on their new show The Book.