The Beginning - MDP


Michael Pinchbeck is a Nottingham-based writer and artist. He co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write The White Album (2006) and The Ashes (2011), and was awarded funding by the British Council to direct a new devised performance — Bolero — which premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in 2014 before touring to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Michael is currently touring a trilogy of devised performances — The Beginning, The Middle and The End — and his work has been selected three times for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase. He has a Masters in Performance and Live Art from Nottingham Trent University, lectures at the University of Lincoln and has completed a PhD at Loughborough University exploring the role of the dramaturg. Michael is a co-director of Hatch, the East Midlands’ “theatre without a building”.