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About Us

The Building Site is a playful and enterprising site-responsive theatre company, set up by Anouke Brook and Ashley Cook. Our first production Hotel Confessions was a sell-out and received critical acclaim from the National press.

Anouke Brook (Artistic Director) read English at Cambridge and trained as an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy.  She has played a variety of roles in theatre and television. Directing credits include: Torn (Arcola), Broken Voices (Tristan Bates Theatre). Assistant director credits include: Ponies and Scotch & Water (Hen & Chickens Theatre). She has also developed and directed several new plays for shorter runs and rehearsed readings at the King’s Head, White Bear, The Roundhouse (Accidental Festival 2009) and BAC (Accidental Festival 2010). She recently worked as a dramaturg on ScriptLAB for Young Friends of the Almeida and as an Actor-Facilitator for Almeida Projects and assisted Ian Rickson on Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre in the West End.

Ashley Cook (Artistic Director) has produced Write to Play events featuring prolific playwrights with his company In The Same Boat since November 2008 at new writing theatres such as the Almeida, the Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Bush. Writers have included Jez Butterworth, Dennis Kelly, Moira Buffini, Mark Ravenhill and Neil LaBute. He trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy and his credits include King Lear at the Old Vic for English Touring Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre in the West End and The Art of Concealment at the Riverside Studios.

Nessah Aisha Muthy (Associate Artist) graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the Performance Arts Course at Central School of Speech and Drama.  She is currently studying for her MPhil in Playwriting Studies at Birmingham University.  Nessah’s previous plays have been performed at venues including Hampstead Theatre, BAC, Theatre503 and the ICA.  Her play Kong was recently developed and presented as a rehearsed reading by Kali Theatre Company at Oval House.  Nessah is currently part of the BBC’s E20: the writing team for Eastenders’ online spin-off.