Arran Hawkins

ARRAN is an actor/director/artist from Cornwall in the UK. He has been heavily involved in the Shanghai Theatre and art scene since 2009, curating group exhibitions under the name NEW(ad)VENTURE. In 2013 he had his first Shanghai solo art show entitled Birdsong at Noeli Gallery. He also launched Theatre Anon with four other theatrical friends. Their first show was an adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal in Nov/Dec 2013. Early in 2015 he Wrote, Directed, Produced, Designed, Acted in and ran sound on OZ, a family show based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard Of Oz. He produced and starred in Dangerous Liaisons and his original creative team re-imagined and staged an updated version of The Snow Queen for christmas 2015 and an abridged version of the show in March 2016 which travelled to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a 27 show run in August 2016. Since returning to Shanghai in September 2016 he has been working on a new series of oil paintings which feature in his second solo art show in Shanghai, Welcome, Ghosts. He is currently working on the family friendly theatre show The Jungle Book and an adaptation of The Little Prince which will travel to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018.