Wildfire Theatre is made up of award winning experienced theatre makers, Wendy Seager, Pauline Lockhart, Molly Innes and Natalie Arle-Toyne. Our aim is to create high quality theatre productions that bring new and unexpected voices to the stage, with a special commitment to ensuring opportunities for women from disadvantaged communities.
We believe opportunities should be equally distributed and talent and potential should be nurtured no matter which social class you are born into or community you live in. We strive to blaze new pathways to those cut off from the opportunity to widen their horizons and challenge the entrenched inequalities in opportunities that exist in our society.
We aim to change the perceptions and expectations of working class women by presenting work which doesn't conform to a stereotype and challenges the image the media presents of the working class.
Pauline Lockhart is an award winning actor who has worked with some of the country's leading theatre companies including, National Theatre Scotland, Manchester Royal Exchange, Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre, The Traverse Theatre and Improbable Theatre. More recently Pauline has been creating her own work including a site specific piece for The National Portrait Gallery and Stellar Quines Theatre Co and is currently developing an exciting new piece with Grid Iron Theatre Co.
WENDY SEAGER graduated from the RSAMD and has worked consistently as an actor and director since then in a career spanning over 28 years. Her credits include work with: The Citizens Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Oran Mor, Dundee Rep, Fire Exit, The Tron Theatre, The Traverse, RSC, Moscow State Theatre, Dundee Rep, Visible Fictions, Stellar Quines to name a few. Wendy has also worked extensively with BBC Radio drama winning the Sony Radio Academy Award for Best Actress in 1994. As a director, she has won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and as a singer, spent six years touring around Europe as Agnetha from Abba!
Award winning Molly Innes is an actor, playwright, director and teacher with over 20 years experience. Her work as an actor includes productions with the National Theatre Scotland, The Traverse Theatre, The Royal Lyceum and The Royal Court. She has been nominated for a Stage Award for Acting Excellence, a CATS Best Actress award, and received a Commendation at the National Theatre/Ian Charleson Awards. As a writer, she received a New Playwright's Award and her play Mother Ease was performed by the Traverse Theatre. Molly has worked as a director for MGA, Beyond Broadway Productions, Lung Ha's and Stellar Quines. She is also a fully qualified secondary school teacher.
Natalie Arle-Toyne is an actress and singer based in Scotland. She studied acting at the Uta Hagen Institute, HB Studio, and Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Most recently Natalie could be seen on the BBC Comedy Feeds and BBC's River City; and has worked for the Royal Lyceum, NTS, Visible Fictions, Random Accomplice and many other theatre companies around the U.K. Natalie also runs New Inck which supports emergent creatives.