© BC Media Essex

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About Us

Who we are…

Blown Fuse Theatre Company produces innovative theatre for inquisitive audiences, consisting of two female multidisciplinary artists wanting to create new performance possibilities and dissect the human condition. Exploring various theatre techniques, we aim to portray stories using multiple disciplines, lighting styles, elements of sound and storytelling techniques, captivating our audiences by engaging all senses.

We are passionate about developing the skills of young people who are breaking into the industry, and offer various workshop programmes to schools, colleges and universities.


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michelle barrington

Michelle is Co-Artistic Director and Founder of Blown Fuse Theatre Company.

Michelle has a BA Honours Degree in Creative Performance (Acting). Throughout her studies, she embraced the variety of skills offered and excelled in performance, directing, devising, production as well as completing her degree by producing and performing a show for Brighton Fringe Festival. Whilst training Michelle directed ‘Punk Rock’ and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ both by Simon Stephens.
Her performance credits during her studies include; Nina in ‘The Seagull’, Marie in ‘The Woyzeck Project’, Amy in ‘San Diego’ and Annie in ‘Sleeping Around’.

With her love of directing, producing and performing whilst training; Michelle wanted to continue making her own work post training. As a friendship and combined work ethic grew with Eleanore during their training together, they came to the decision to join forces, and so Blown Fuse Theatre was born.

Michelle directed Blown Fuse’s production of 'Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons' by Sam Steiner, which was performed at the Clifftown Theatre (Southend) and the Hen & Chickens Theatre (Islington) in 2017. 

After co-devising the piece that came to be known as 'TAPE', she portrayed 'Left' in the regional tour, playing at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, The Clifftown Theatre and The Warren Venue at Brighton Fringe Festival.

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eleanore frances

Eleanore is Co-Artistic Director and Founder of Blown Fuse Theatre Company.

Eleanore has a BA Honours in Creative Performance (Acting). Originating in vocal performance, Eleanore broadened her skills in acting, devising and directing at University, and credits whilst training include Alice Ayers in ‘Closer’, Counsellor/Operator in ‘San Diego’, Marie in ‘The Woyzeck Project’, Jill in ‘The Birds’, Amalia in ‘Methusalem’, Helen in ‘Sleeping Around’, Marianne in ‘Constellations’ and various roles including Cleopatra in ‘A Toast To Shakespeare’.

Alongside these projects, Eleanore has performed in various professional productions including ‘Shakespeare’s Library’ (Strangeworks, Barbican), Hamlet in ‘Hamlet in Pieces’ (Dixon Studio), and finished her degree portraying the role of Sylvia Plath in the self directed and devised production of ‘Becoming Esther’ at Brighton Fringe Festival.

She has also trained with Scott Williams (The Impulse Company) in The Meisner Technique at The Actors Centre.

Eleanore played the role of 'Bernadette' in Blown Fuse's production of 'Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons' by Sam Steiner, which was performed at the Clifftown Theatre (Southend) and the Hen & Chickens Theatre (Islington) in 2017.

After co-devising the piece that came to be known as 'TAPE', she portrayed 'Right' in the regional tour, playing at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, The Clifftown Theatre and The Warren Venue at Brighton Fringe Festival.