Clowning/Improvisation Tutor

Hester is an international Theatre Maker/Deviser, Director, Performer, Teacher, Producer, Community Arts Facilitator and Clown. Play is at the heart of her work. She has directed and taught actors, artists, students, teachers, and community groups in the UK, India, Malaysia, China, France, Italy and Indonesia.

Trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier (France), Goldsmiths (University of London, UK), Chekhov Collective (UK), Trinity Laban Centre (UK), National Theatre (UK), SACPA (Indonesia) and with Clowns Without Borders (UK). She is Co-Artistic Director of Wayang Kitchen and Spilt Ink Theatre, as well as co-founder of The Lost Cabaret Bristol and Paris.

She has worked with devised & physical theatre pioneers David Glass Ensemble for 6 years, as well as Omnibus Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Trinity Community Arts, Goldsmith’s University, Poplar Union, The Egg Theatre Royal, Wardrobe Theatre, Now Theatre, Marphy’s PlayHouse, Teatro dei Rozzi, Shoreditch Town Hall, We The Curious, Borderlands, Legal Aliens Theatre, Shambala, Latitude, Melaka MAP and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, as well as unconventional spaces such as Bristol Zoo, the Brunel Tunnel Shaft, and the streets of Paris, London, Melaka and Bristol.