About Us

Tale Be Told Theatre use interactive theatre as a tool to educate, inform and raise awareness of social issues. We often tackle the stories of people and communities in crisis, providing a platform for the human truth behind the often brutal statistics. Our work is shaped by and for communities and we strive to create experiences that are accessible to all, providing opportunities to engage with the arts to those that are disadvantaged in society. Alongside professional theatre productions, we create bespoke arts projects designed to empower participants and provide them with the means to become socially active and community minded.

Discarding the fourth wall, we share interactive, verbatim-led stories whilst utilising elements of visual and physical theatre to challenge audiences to place themselves in the shoes of others. We feel that the audience member should be seen as a participant to the play rather than simply a spectator and so our plays involve them on the journey our characters take.

Tale Be Told Theatre was launched in 2015, with the initial aim of providing arts theatrical experiences for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It became clear, through working within communities, that there were many stories ignored by wider society or going unheard. We feel these unheard stories deserve a platform from which to be heard.

We have developed a process whereby the people affected by these times of crisis are put at the heart of our work. It is their story we are reflecting on our stage and we devise from the very words they have spoken to tell it. From initial research, workshops, script development and rehearsals we foster a collaborative process that keeps the honesty of the story we are telling and ensure we communicate their tales of crisis effectively. At the root of our work is the desire to tell a tale, and to help others tell theirs.

Tale Be Told Theatre in the past year have begun to place mental health at the forefront of its work. We have been delivering programmes to support mental health and combat social isolation through theatre & drama, photography, film, creative arts and play. Our sessions have been resourcing our participants with tools and strategies to build resilience, support their own mental wellbeing and encouraging connections across communities to boost support networks. We work alongside NHS partners and Mental Health professionals to support individuals through our work.

The Team

Tale Be Told Theatre was founded by Terri Ann Creaser and Kulraj Thethy, actors with extensive experience of facilitation.

Terri Ann Creaser

Artistic Director

Terri has enjoyed a varied career as a performer and facilitator, from being on stage to short films and commercials. She trained at Bretton Hall and The BRIT School for the performing arts, where she developed a passion for devising and creating original theatre pieces. Her acting work saw her tour all over the country. Terri was inspired to begin Tale Be Told Theatre through a desire to see the unheard stories of communities brought to life on the stage. She aims to empower communities through engagement with theatre.


Kulraj Thethy

Artistic Director

Kulraj began his journey at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where he obtained his bachelor’s degree with honours in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. He has performed, directed and written a number of shows and he wants to continue to use theatre as a way to help strengthen and develop communities. Kulraj has an interest in psychology and looking at how our early experiences shape our behaviours and interactions in adulthood. Kulraj is undergoing psychotherapy training which underpins his working practice. 

Emma Butcher

Emma Butcher

Artistic Director

Emma comes to Tale Be Told Theatre with a wealth of experience in acting, directing and drama facilitating.

Emma trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and since graduating, she has played a wide variety of roles, from Lady Macbeth to a Pantomime Dame and every female role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (and some of the male ones as well!) Emma has a passion for theatre for young people and is a firm believer in theatre as a tool for learning and for empowering participants.