Jamie Beddard is Joint Artistic Director of Diverse City, and Lead Artist in Extraordinary Bodies. He is also an Agent for Change at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
Tony Taylor, Level Playing Field Chair, said:
“We are delighted to have Jamie back on board as a trustee of Level Playing Field. His experience in other sectors and as a fan is invaluable and blends well with the vison of Level Playing Field.
We continue to bring about a greater matchday experience for disabled fans and believe that Jamie’s appointment will further support this.”
As a performer, he recently performed the title role in the Elephant Man as well as the Leader in The Messiah at Bristol Old Vic, played the role of Mathias in The National Theatre’s production of The Threepenny Opera, and performed in ‘Weighting’, a large-scale outdoor circus show created by Extraordinary Bodies. He recently co-directed Extraordinary Bodies’ outdoor, inclusive circus performance, ‘Splash!’.
He is a Clore Fellow, and has previously been a Diversity Officer (Arts Council), Associate Director (Graeae Theatre Company) and Editor of ‘Disability Arts in London’ magazine (DAIL). Additional directing credits include ‘The Last Freakshow’ (Fittings), ‘Can I Be Frank With You’ (‘Datco’) and ‘The Trouble With Richard’ (Graeae). Numerous acting credits include Quills, I.D, All the King’s Men, Wonderful You (Film/TV) and Ubu, Alice in Wonderland, Flesh Fly (Graeae), 15 Seconds (Traverse) and Waiting for Godot (Tottering Bipeds).
Forty years ago, Jamie was dealt the misfortune of following Ipswich Town home and abroad. He won the Premiership’s Supporter of the Month in 2000, and made films and writes extensively about this obsession.
Welcome back Jamie!