Hi there! I’m Jack Chamberlain, one of two Jacks responsible for running Brick by Brick and also a freelance actor, director and producer. I’ve been based in Hull since graduating from the University of Hull in 2014 and can’t imagine making theatre anywhere else. Outside of work I enjoy a video game or two as well as a good Lego set. Or three.
My roles in Omni-Science are as director and producer, so I get to do the ‘making a play’ bit as well as all of the behind the scenes stuff. I have become one with my inner spreadsheet and overly familiarised with email patter (‘speak soon’ is a personal fave). It is a joy to see everything coming together as we work through the production process and steam towards our performances!
I’m really excited to be able to present Omni-Science this September in entirely new settings and to whole new audiences. I was really proud of what we created for Assemble Fest back in 2017 but always knew that the show had scope to be something even bigger and better. This time round we’ve got an even larger team full of brilliant people, some super cool performance locations that are really going to bring the show to life, and the backing of top-notch partners, without whom we would not be able to resurrect our Bot. I really can’t wait to see what you all make of our interactive, technology-fuelled and ‘80s-inspired robo-show!
I’m going with the boring answer: my laptop. I guess this really just confirms my producer-led obsessions. But how else would I be able to update my spreadsheets on a train? (Worth noting that I actually edited spreadsheets on a train amidst writing this blog. Creature of habit.)
Most used app
I think this a tie between the Trainline app and Twitter. Trainline scores points because of the friendly bot who pops up to ask me if there’s any empty seats nearby. But nowhere provides better low character count witticisms than Twitter.
Best ‘80s track:
'Take On Me' by A-Ha. Not only because it’s an absolute banger but also because I have fond memories of recreating the iconic music video on stage, crude drawings on A4 paper included.
Omni-Science runs at the Fruit Market in Hull on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September 2019. Book your tickets.