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"Theatrical saboteur"
The Age


01 about

Dr. Tom Payne is a writer, director, performer, academic, and dramaturg. He is Senior Lecturer in Performance Studies in the College of Social Sciences and Arts at Sheffield Hallam University, and Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Acting and Performance. He is a co-initiator of ark sheffield, and Co-Director General of internationally acclaimed UK/Australian performance company Doppelgangster. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA) .


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Doppelgangster is an international performance company currently creating work in the UK and Australia. Doppelgangster creates iconoclastic, politically charged, entertainment. The shows operate to encourage critique of contemporary issues at local, national and global levels. Doppelgangster responds to urgent concerns such as the climate crisis, migration, community and class. The company is creating work for unconventional spaces, using intimate face-to-face encounters, large-scale spectacle, and online environments. 


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Tel: +44 7875 708 575

Owen 1143, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield