ABOUT US

We first ventured into the world of Theatre In Education in 1998 when we began working with the Irish company French Theatre for Schools. For over a decade, Xavier Hock performed as a native French speaker for this company while Christine Béziat organised their tours throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.

After seeing the phenomenal success of these plays in Irish schools the desire to take this kind of performance to France and Belgium was born. In 2007, Xavier and Christine created the Emerald Isle Theatre Company (EITC) and their first tour on the continent hit the road with performances in Brussels, Wallonia and the South of France.

Since 2010, the EITC has performed all over France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Now creating and performing under the new name of Pickles by EITC,
we still love sharing our passion for theatre and language with our main message: learning is fun.

Production Team
Tour Managers
Actors

PRODUCTION TEAM

XAVIER HOCK

Artistic director – Writer

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CHRISTINE BÉZIAT

Tour coordinator – Writer

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ARNAUD CRAMOISAN

Director – Writer

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MOLLIE KEANE

Facilitator – Acting coach – Assistant director

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LOÏC PETIT

Tour Manager – Music assistant

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EDITH MICLO

Tour Manager – Facilitator – Acting coach – Assistant director

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MARIANNE SPINEWINE

Pedagogical production – English teacher

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MARTIN MAGUIRE

Casting Director

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KARINE BÉZIAT

Administration – Accountancy

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TOUR MANAGERS

LOÏC PETIT

Tour Manager – Music assistant

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EDITH MICLO

Tour Manager – Facilitator – Acting coach – Assistant director

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AGATHE CALDINI

Tour Manager

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FRANÇOIS JAULIN

Tour manager

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CLEMENT LEFRAIS

Tour manager

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CHARLENRY TRICOIRE

Tour Manager

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MANON JUSZCZAK

Tour Manager

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NEIL SINCLAIR

Tour manager

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ACTORS

LUCY AIKEN

Actress

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AMY SMITH

Actress

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QUINLAN SHEARER

Actor

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JACEY SCHULT

Actress

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LAUREN ROBINSON

Actress

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SOPHIE BESTWICK

Actress

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ERIK WEINHART

Actor

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ZOE REES

Actress

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AIDAN GOUVEIA

Actor

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ZOE ARONSON

Actress

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JANE PAUL

Actress

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CONNOR LYON

Actor

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Our plays have been specially created for pupils learning English as a foreign language. The actors speak clearly and the plays are written to include a lot of repetition to make it easy for students to understand what is happening.

For each show we create a few small roles for students to perform. There are also other moments of interaction during the play that the whole audience can take part in. Language level isn’t a block for students to participate.

Each workshop is an exploration led by native English-speaking actors and fuelled by the dynamics of the group: exploration is encouraged, the language barrier is broken and everything becomes a reason to play and to improvise. Pure fun!

YES, ENGLISH CAN BE FUN!

Contact us

Christine Beziat
Tour Coordinator
info@eitc.fr

+32(0)489 90 81 45

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