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Andy Watson MBE

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Andy Watson MBE

Andy is the CEO / Artistic Director of Geese Theatre Company. Having trained in Paris at the Lecoq International School of Mime and Physical Theatre, he joined Geese in 1997, and became Artistic Director in 2003.

His work involves overseeing the artistic integrity of the company’s work, devising theatre performances for use in Criminal Justice settings, and developing creative projects with people in prisons, secure hospitals and in the community. He regularly delivers staff training events for professionals working with vulnerable, marginalised and volatile populations. Andy has a particular interest in working with people considered to be high-risk, people with personality disorders and young people who engage in sexually harmful behaviour.

Established in 1987, Geese Theatre Company is a multi-award winning team of theatre practitioners working exclusively within prisons, secure forensic hospitals and in partnership with the National Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies and third sector agencies.

Andy received an MBE for services to Arts in the Criminal Justice System in the New Year’s Honours list 2018.

Header image courtesy of Prisoners’ Education Trust (c) Rebecca Radmore