As well as working with many creative practitioners – actors, writers, directors, designers, etc – Cranked Anvil has a core group of people which make it tick. Here are some of them…
Founder & Artistic Director
Paul trained at Redroofs Theatre School, graduating with honours and winning the Student of the Year award. He then went on to tour venues and theatres all over the country, including the Novello, the Rosehill, Wimbledon Studio, The Customs House and the Edinburgh Fringe, in a wide variety of productions. He works as an actor, writer, director and presenter, as well as running workshops for all ages.
In 2012 he moved back to his native North-East and set up Cranked Anvil.
Producer & Performer
Vanessa trained at Redroofs, where she first met and worked with Paul Dunn some time in the last century, and they have collaborated on many projects ever since.
Vanessa has worked as an actor in all kinds of theatre, from children’s to Shakespeare, at venues such as the Novello, and the White Bear, Kennington. Her most recent work was in the Customs House production of Santa’s Naughty Elf, written and directed by Wayne Miller, where she played the role of the Snowman.
More recent work has taken her to Live Theatre, as well as working with local companies such as ION and Canny Craic.