Ours is a theatre of story-telling visuals, transformational design, magic, comedy, music, physical performance, puppetry, multi-media and most importantly thrills.
We are drawn to stories that explore extremes of behaviour and taboos in the contemporary world: often unbelievable true tales that delve into the bizarre, glorious, exhilarating and macabre. The stories we tell offer audiences opportunities to engage in live experiences that may in small (or large) ways enhance or challenge their understanding of the world.
Vox Motus is a sociable creature and for each project collaboration with other artists - composers, designers, illustrative artists, choreographers, digital editors - is at the heart of our work.
Artistic Directors Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds conceive, write, direct and design Vox Motus' productions. They continue to dream up new works of increasing imagination and endeavour to take to the widest possible audience - nationally and internationally - sharing Vox Motus' unique brand of Scottish theatre.
Candice Edmunds graduated from the Royal Conservatoire Scotland with a BA (Acting) in 2002. In 2003 she founded the award-winning Vox Motus with Jamie Harrison. Their aim was to create innovative, visual contemporary theatre that would appeal to their non arts-based peers.
For Vox Motus Candice has co created and directed Dragon, The Infamous Brothers Davenport, The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo, Bright Black, Slick, How to Steal a Diamond and Interference. Candice has co-authored all the company’s productions, either as a writer or dramaturge.
Vox Motus’s productions have toured Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany and China. They have been nominated for and won numerous awards, including the UK Theatre Award for Best Production for Children and Young People 2014 and a Fringe First. Dragon was most recently staged at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Candice also works externally as a director and dramaturge for theatre and dance. She is currently presenting and directing a new adaptation of Strindberg’s The Dance of Death in association with the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow.
In 2015 Candice directed Thoughts Spoken Aloud From Above for the National Theatre Scotland/A Play, A Pie and A Pint new writing season from Russia and Ukraine.
For Barrowland Ballet Candice has worked as dramaturge and co-director on Whiteout (2015), The River (2014 - for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Program) and A Conversation With Carmel (2011).
Jamie has co-directed, designed, illusion, costume and puppet designed all of the company's work to date, and co-written all the work up to 2011. Most recent projects include: The Infamous Brothers Davenport (Royal Lyceum Theatre/Vox Motus), The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo (ATT Fife/Vox Motus), Bright Black(Platform/Vox Motus), Slick (Tron Theatre/Vox Motus) and How to Steal a Diamond (Vox Motus).
Vox Motus is currently developing two major productions which Jamie will co-direct, design, illusion and puppet design: Dragon, a large scale international co-production with the National Theatre Scotland and Beijing Children's Art Theatre, and The Time Machine, a co-production with the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.
Jamie regularly works as an illusion/magic and puppet consultant for theatre productions across the UK. He is currently on the creative team for the new west-end production Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical, directed by Sam Mendes (Warner Brothers/Neal Street Productions). Other recent theatre credits include work for the National Theatre of Scotland, NT Studio, Dundee Rep, EIF, Bristol Old Vic and the Traverse Theatre. Jamie was a creative consultant for the Exhibition Road Show, London, which took place during the first 9 days of the Olympic Games. He recently spent time with Robert Lepage in Quebec, observing rehearsals for Cartes (part 1).
As well as his work in theatre, Jamie performed magic for 16 years, working in 22 countries across Europe, Asia and in the USA for clients such as Motorola, Sony and Hilton. He has performed close-up magic on television, for royalty and most recently for David Cameron.
Jamie trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (2002) which included a period at VGIK (School of Cinematography in Moscow). Jamie is proud to sit on the board of Puppet Animation Scotland.
Susannah is a highly experienced Theatre Producer based in Scotland. She has produced all of Vox Motus's productions since 2008 including an international co-production, the company's debut performance as part of the Edinburgh international festival, two highly successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the company's first two European tours and co-productions with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Beijing Children's Arts Theatre. Susannah regularly represents the company at local, national and international trade and networking events.
In addition to her work with Vox Motus Susannah produced the acclaimed a Play, a Pie and a Pint series for 8 years, latterly also acting as Artistic Director and Chief Executive. Other freelance producing work includes Dance of Death for Candice Edmunds and the Citizens Theatre; Blabbermouth for the National Theatre of Scotland; a Conversation With Carmel by Barrowland Ballet and Born to Run by Gary Mcnair. Susannah is a founding board member for Scottish Arts Companies Terra Incognita and Rootstock Arts.
Susannah is passionate about developing and producing work that inspires, challenges and entertains audiences and is committed to supporting and developing new work and artists based in Scotland. She studied Theatre Studies and Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and previously worked at the Tron Theatre for six years.
Claire Moran (Chair)