Heather Marshall/Creative Electric





Leith, Edinburgh


Creative Electric is a multi award winning, professional theatre company that creates accessible socio-political theatre and performance for people that may not traditionally attend main stream arts events. These have included: The Happiness Project: exploring the importance of non sexual physical contact in our digital era. Shoplifter<>Shapeshifter: a physical theatre exploration into the shoplifting haul video culture. Sinking Horses: a performative space, in which to explore, create and discuss what mental health is to an individual. Sinking Horses featured 3 40min performances of autobiographical work per day. Glittershit- an audio installation for public toilets that explores the effects of MDMA on a young person over a 3 day period. Wonder- an immersive playground for 16-25 year olds. Treat a durational performance work exploring the importance of self-care. Hey, I’m Alive! an endurance performance that explored the isolation of life shortening conditions by placing performers inside giant zorbs. Fragility a performance with & for young men that explores the pressures of sex. re:place a continuous art project that provides a creative outlet and basic living essentials for people living on the streets of Edinburgh. TOP SHAGGERS! Irvine Welsh on Creative Electric Creative Electric is led by Heather Marshall who has over 15 years experience of creating work with professional performers, community groups and non-performers. Creative Electric run regular outreach projects in schools, community groups and working with the local community police. Previously we have worked in collaboration with Link Up Women’s Centre, Granton Youth Centre, Whale, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Arches, Dance Base, NHS Scotland, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland We also run a young company for performers aged 16-22 years who are interested in exploring contemporary performance. Creative Electric young company is open to all interested young people. Heather recently spoke at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Mental Health Disability Symposium about her experiences of living and working with depression and anxiety. Delegates were invited from UK Conservatoires and Universities to explore their mental health practices. Heather was delighted to advise on mental health and well-being policies and how to implement them in the workplace. Awards Creative Edinburgh Creativity Award 2017. Sinking Horses & Church of Broccoli The Fringe Zeitgeist Award 2017 (for the show that best represents the social and political issues of the day) Desperation Bingo Audience Choice Award 2014 STOFF Auditory Hallucinations