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Professor Helen Newall

Professor of Theatre Praxis

English & Creative Arts

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Department: English & Creative Arts

Telephone: 01695 584809

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Research Interests

  • Practice Research; creative process; and methodologies.
  • Performance photography and documentation; and discourses of images and performance.
  • Playwrighting; palimpsests of landscape; site specific and site responsive community writing.
  • Performance projection and animation; miniature installation work interrogating memory, commemoration & WWI.



Undergraduate Teaching

BA (Hons) Drama; BA (Hons) Creative Performance. Modules: multimedia; Key Modern Drama Practitioners; site-specific performance; installation art.

Postgraduate Teaching

MA Making Performance. Modules: Practice as Research; performance practice; dissertation.

PhD supervision
Director of Studies:

  • Circus and Street Arts as Radical Art Forms
  • Effects of Nazi Occupation on Norwegian Music
  • Exploring Domination Through Sound Art
  • Devising Dance Theatre (University of Bolton).


  • In Search of Duende
  • Time Ghost: A Memetic Application for the Creation of Live and Virtual Performance
  • Commedia Dell’Arte and Neo-Commedia

Applications welcomed in the areas of scriptwriting; experimental writing; commemoration; multimedia; installation arts; community arts; performance photography and documentation practices.