A Bushel of Apples

Associate Artists

Goofy Apple a.k.a. Luke Breen

Luke is a puppeteer, musician, Actor, co-founder of absurdist theatre group 'The Same, But Different' and graduate of the European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College. Luke's first experience in puppetry and puppet making was in 2011 when he trained at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. Since graduating Luke has worked with the company on a number of projects including the London 2012 Olympic victors parade, Wilderness Festival 2012 & 2013 and other London based puppet teaching courses. 



Yorkshire Goosehorse a.k.a. Sophie Wardlow

Sophie is a professional Northern born actor and director, now living in Kingston. Some of her recent credits include the debut west end performance of Chloe as part of Esther McVey's 'Chloe Can' campaign at The Lyric Hammersmith, Agnes in 'Unknown', which featured at London's Leicester Square Theatre after touring to Brighton Fringe Festival and performing in 'Trash' early this year on a three week run at The White Bear Theatre, Kennington. Other credits cover various lead roles in fringe productions, commercials and films as well as writing and directing three of her own plays.






Adam’s Apple a.k.a. Adam Cridland

From a box theatre to the open street, from the open street to green fields at festivals, to paying public or simply people observing as they go about their daily life, Adam is a Performer who likes to dabble in the world of Puppetry, physical theatre, circus and music. Now being a freelance performer and previous student of the European Theatre Arts course at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has opened up avenues of performance opportunities, taking him to places such as Barcelona, Wroclaw + Krakow of Poland and Tokyo, Japan. He has worked with the Apples on last years 'A Christmas Carol' and this years 'Jabberwocky' at the Wilderness Festival 2013 and hopes to continue collaborating with them for many years to come.



Northern Lights Apple a.k.a. Karl Oskar Sørdal

Karl is a Norwegian lighting designer who currently works as on productions for Smoking Apples.

Karl has worked on numerous productions from dance and theatre; most recently he lit NSOs production of Charles Gounod's "Mireille" directed by Tony Baker (Cadogan Hall, Devonshire Park, Lewes Town Hall) the "Seemingly Invisible" production for Smoking Apples Theatre (The Blue Elephant Theatre), "Fair Trade" for SomoSQuien Dance Company (Curve Theatre) "Yerma" by Frederico Garcia Lorca, directed by Peter Bramley (The Barn Theatre).


Karl has been working professionally in the industry for the last 6 years. For more information about his work please visit www.keyozdesign.com



Babicka Jablko a.k.a. Johana Vanousova

Johana is a puppeteer, actress and musician who tours the Czech Republic with various performances for adults and children. She graduated from DAMU in June 2011 with a masters degree in Alternative Theatre and Puppetry. Johana sings and performs at concerts with a group called Jeleni Loje and is based in Prague. Johana also studied European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College for six months and studied in Nantes during the Autumn of 2010. Johana works with the Apples when in the same country and acts at the company's Czech correspondent.




Transcendent Crabapple a.k.a. Tangle

Tangle is a passionate self-taught photographer who loves taking natural photographs of people in any given situation. Tangles first love is stage and live performance photography, we have been working with him for the past year and we have some exciting collaborations coming up soon. For more information and to view Tangle's excellent online portfolio please visit his website at www.tanglephotography.co.uk





Pink Lady a.k.a. Aimée Holmes

Aimée is a founding member of Smoking Apples. She trained at Rose Bruford College on the European Theatre Arts Course, and graduated in 2009. It was here, and during her Studies at V.S.M.U in Bratislava, Slovakia, that she developed her skills in physical theatre and puppetry. Her experience of studying abroad also equipped her with directorial and classical theatrical skills. Aimée has a passion for blues and jazz music and regularly composes her own songs. Additionally, her passion for lyrical communication often means she can be quite poetic in her approach to text. Aimee left Smoking Apples in 2011, to continue her other creative work.