QuirkHouse; powered by curiosity...

Who are we?
QuirkHouse Theatre Company was founded in 2014 by a forever-questioning writer-musician and an ever-intrigued actor-poet, to show new writing and talent in creative ways & bring theatre to people and places that might not normally see it. An alternative professional company run on an ethical basis, QuirkHouse has no religious or political affiliation and respects the views of all; we are totally independent and unfunded, and are happy to consider supporting local causes when approached.

AJ Deane
Both of Andy's parents were drama and English teachers who inspired in him a love of both language and performing, many aspects of which he has been involved with all his life. A classically-trained singer and long-term fan of grass-roots theatre, he is fond of physical and mask work, and especially enjoys interesting and philosophical pieces that pose more questions than they answer. Predominantly working in East Anglia, he is co-founder of the QuirkHouse Theatre Company & a stage actor, voice actor, director, singer and poet for hire.

Like a gunslinger but less dangerous.

Jackie Carreira
Artistic Director
Jackie is a writer, designer, and musician. British-born of Portuguese parents, she grew up in East London and lived in Lisbon briefly as a child. After travelling the world playing music for 12 years, she hung up her bass guitar and picked up a pen. She’s been writing ever since and twice been a winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama. Some of her plays are available online via lazybeescripts.co.uk and her debut novel 'Sleeping Through War' is published in February 2018.

If Jackie could have another life, she would be a full-time philosopher and get paid to ask questions all day.

What's our passion?
Our passion is to philosophise and entertain in equal measure; to ask questions of our audience that may not have occurred to them before. Important questions. Questions like 'Is it illegal to sprinkle human ashes off the top of the Eiffel Tower?' (it is), or 'What if there were no questions?'...

What's our next production?

Due to the ongoing impact and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are following the available advice and are therefore currently looking to postpone our upcoming productions until later in the year.
See our 'Productions' page for the rest of our programme.