About Aktualise 

Aktualise is a theatre company that is dedicated to making things happen, creating and supporting new work and building opportunities for emerging theatre makers. Founded in 2018, Aktualise assists in the development of a broad range of new work, and produces cutting-edge drama and comedies. The female led company are passionate about supporting artists, providing equal opportunities and making work accessible for a broad ranging audience.

 

Our work ranges from curating Script Clubs, producing Scratch Nights (in person and virtually), and putting on productions, our first of which was postponed due to the glory of the pandemic. However, plans are in motion to bring it to audiences shortly, so take a peek at the Productions section to find out more.

 

Previous projects include; our Script Club 2018/19 (The Lyceum, The Miller, Poplar Union), The 10x10 Scratch Night 2019 (Mirth Marvel and Maud) and Cyber-Scratch 2020 (Poplar Union).

Meet The Team

AD_bw7035.jpg
Alexandra Davies 
Executive Producer

Alexandra Davies is originally from Grimsby, Lincolnshire. After performing from a very young age, she went on to gain a First Class BA (Hons) Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is now studying her Master of Arts in Professional Practice (Vocal Pedagogy) with The Voice Workshop, a keen member of The Sing Space alongside being a private Vocal Coach. 

 

​Alexandra founded Aktualise alongside Tom Ramsay and Kimberly Ramshaw in 2018. She has a passion for new & promising writing with a unique POV, tackling socio-political issues and anything funny! She hopes to provided a unique (and much needed) platform for artists to develop and share their work integrating this in developing full length productions.

 

She is also the Literary Agent for North Artist Management representing a small client list. 

unnamed (2).jpg
Elize Layton
Associate Producer

Elize is a London based actor, producer and teacher, with a BA in Musical Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she met the wonderful Alex. Not part of the original team, she was brought on board to co-produce the first Scratch Night, and there’s been no going back since.

 

As a performer, Elize has worked nationally and internationally, on productions including Romeo and Juliet (APL Theatre/Palchetto Stage), Singing in the Rain (Showtime Challenge), Twelfth Night (Daucus Carota Theatre Company), We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Kenny Wax), Love Across the Line (Ambitus Theatre), and Narnia (Brentwood Theatre Company).

 

As a creator, she has devised and produced her own work, creating burlesque-opera piece ‘Tits and a Top Note’ and dance theatre piece #Utopia (Emerge Festival). Elize has also recently joined the team at Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company, working as collaborator and in production development. Elize is passionate and dedicated to sharing important stories far and wide, and making them accessible for all audiences to enjoy.