Meet Group 23

Alexandra Donnachie, Kate Donnachie, Ellie Zeegen

Found Missing

Inspired by group member Ellie Zeegen’s participation in the Refuge 62 Mile Walking Challenge, Found Missing is a work-in-progress audio journey. It is our group’s response to the reports of a huge increase in cases of domestic violence across the country throughout the global pandemic. The project uses sound blended by Kate Donnachie and the musicality of voices provided by the ensemble to dissect the mystery of a missing woman through the words and perceptions of neighbours and those who know her in the weeks following the ease of the UK government’s lockdown rules.

Take part on August 26

*Please note – Found Missing is a digital experience. Email below to receive your invite.

Alexandra Donnachie – Performer/Writer
Alexandra Donnachie is an award-nominated actress-writer and has worked extensively in both capacities in venues across the UK including the Oldham Coliseum, the Royal & Derngate and Hampstead Theatre. She currently plays series regular Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Tate in the Dark Shadows audio drama series and has appeared in numerous audio dramas for Big Finish and Audible. In 2018, she played Sylvia Pankhurst in the BAFTA Award winning docudrama, Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley.  Alexandra’s Bruntwood longlisted play WHEN WE DIED premiered at the 2020 VAULT Festival and she is currently developing her next full-length play with D.E.M. Productions. 

Kate Donnachie – Performer/Writer/Sound Director
Kate is an actor, singer, and beatboxer from London, most recently having played Bushkid in Pilot Theatre’s national tour of Crongton Knights. She has been a part of the BAC Beatbox Academy since 2014, training and performing at various venues from The Royal Festival Hall to Latitude Festival. She is an understudy in their 5-star show Frankenstein: How to make a monster.  After graduating in 2018 from Italia Conti (BA Acting) as a Carlton Hobbs Bursary Award Runner-Up and Alan Bates Award finalist, Kate has worked on various projects with Battersea Arts Centre, BBC Radio 4 drama and Headlong.

Ellie Zeegan – Performer/Writer
Actress, producer, dramaturg.  In 2003 Ellie co-founded The Actors Temple and featured in their site specific/immersive productions of The Three Sisters adapted by David Mamet (Olga) and Hamlet (Ophelia).  In 2010 Ellie launched the CATS award-winning theatre company Firebrand in Scotland.  Ellie has 20+ years script development experience forging Page to Stage in Scotland and the Create Project for The Actors Temple in London.  She is currently a mentor for Burn Bright and Acting Out.  Along with enjoying working for VC Ellie is writing a radio play and producing an outreach theatre project along the Antonine Wall.

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