Beautiful Shadows

Beautiful Shadows is a new theatre company with a focus on creating work with thought-provoking, occasionally darker overtones.


Matt Beames - Writer

Matt’s work has been performed in various productions in the South of England and in the Midlands, ranging from short plays or extracts to full length productions.  He has also become a regular participant in the 14/48 theatre festival, writing for each of the current UK based festivals as well as 14/48's home in Seattle. Whilst his main focus is writing for the theatre, he also writes poetry and fiction. 

Neil Reading - Director

Neil has directed and produced over 30 individual plays and performances in a variety of theatres and venues. He is also the producer of 14/48 Wolverhampton and the University of Wolverhampton Artsfest. Recent productions include Burning Books by Jess Green, Bert by Dave Pitt, Our Main Story Tonight... by Nick Walker and directing stints at 14/48 in Leicester, Wolverhampton and Seattle. 

Hannah Torrance - Writer

Hannah has worked extensively directing shows with young people and in a variety of arts settings.  She is a regular participant in the 14/48 theatre festival, and has written and directed for the festival many times.  Hannah is one of 6 writer’s to have been awarded a place on this year’s Write to Play programme with Graeae Theatre Company.