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The PappyShow is a playful, physical and visual ensemble theatre company. Formed in January 2013 by Kane Husbands in order to provide a much-needed space for actors to train in physical theatre. They use exercise and training to devise and create work. They are a diverse company who use difference and diversity are the corner-stones to their work and process.
They believe that having a space to play, devise and fail helps us to improve as people and use a physical and therapeutic approach to create work.
Andy Stanton is a children’s author and illustrator, his Mr Gum series has sold 3.6 million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into 32 languages. It has won many prizes, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize and two Blue Peter Book Awards. His work has recently been adapted into a musical, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, which premiered at the National Theatre in 2019.
Andy Stanton has “a comic style all of his own, full of ludicrous similes, uproarious bathos, absurdity and grossness”.children’s laureate, Michael Rosen
Candice Carty-Williams is a writer and author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie. Queenie has been described as ‘vital’,’disarmingly honest’, and ‘boldly political’, and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones, Foyles and Goodreads Book of 2019, as well as selected as the Blackwell’s Debut of the Year. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing. Candice has written for Guardian, i-D, Vogue International, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and more. She will probably always live in South London.