Willie Elliott has performed with Gay Sweatshop, Red Shift and the Northcott Theatre Exeter, and for over 10 years was resident Pantomime Dame at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
He has extensive experience as an actor–director and facilitator in Theatre for Children, Theatre for Young People and Theatre in Education. For 15 years he was Associate Artist at Theatre Centre London, developing professional theatre for young audiences.
Willie also works as an audio describer and now trains describers across the globe. Currently part of the audio description team at the National Theatre, he also provides audio introductions for the Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet and English National Opera. He described the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games and the Sochi Winter Paralympics for Channel 4.
At present Willie is developing a piece of integrated dance, description and captioning as part of Choreodrome, for The Place London.
Willie has actively contributed to Damn Cheek since its early days and now brings his expertise and experience in Education, Children’s and Young People’s Theatre to support Damn Cheek’s work in these areas.