We have been creating work together since 2010. Needless Allies was founded by Kerrie Reading and is now led by Melissa Hurlbutt and Charlotte Kalantari-Gregory.
We work in new and innovative ways that challenge and open minds to the possibilities of creating work in unusual spaces. We strive to create work that is participatory and inclusive and our approach is always inventive and interactive with the audience at the heart of the action.
We have created work for Worcestershire County Council, Wyre Forest District Council, Project Dandelion ‘Building Schools for the Future’, Town Hall Symphony Hall, Fierce Festival, mac, Stirchley Happenings and Birmingham City Council. We have a proven track record for providing a strong, professional working relationship with our partners and have built an eclectic body of work..
‘The three performers were excellent and made the performance engaging for both children and adults. We’ll be looking out for this company.’
“Great stuff. Lovely strong women. Very interactive. Love songs, music and set. Great acting. Great comedy.”
‘A highly engaging piece with a surprise at every turn!’