Licketyspit Associate Artists
Licketyspit works with a range of associate artists including musicians, designers, photographers, videographers and composers. All of our associates share our commitment to creating high-quality child-centred theatre and creative experiences for families.
Wrench & Franks
Artists Kevin Wrench and Andrew Franks make and combine environments with video, animation and performance (they also make and record music!)
Wrench & Franks designed the Lickety Playcards and most our project logos – CFN, Porridge & Play, Picnic & Play, Bookplay and Storyplay!
Find more of their work at www.wrenchandfranks.com
Fraser Macleod – Facilitator & Project Manager
Fraser Macleod is freelance director/facilitator and senior project manager.
Fraser first worked for Licketyspit when he played Big Tony in the first production of Magic Spaghetti in 2005. He has been pivotal to the company’s development as a key associate artist, ever since, most recently as Lead Actor-pedagogue/project manager over the first two years of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow in 2017/2018. You can find out more about Fraser’s work at www.frasermacleod.com.
Tim Brinkhurst – Composer & Musician
Catherine Lindow – Artist & Illustrator
Catherine Lindow is an artist and illustrator whose favourite subjects include rooftops, drainpipes, dogwalkers and bits of unexpected sprouting greenery! She also works part time for Edinburgh Libraries.
Catherine set up Licketyspit with Virginia and designed the original sets for Molly Whuppie, Wee Witches, Quangle Wangle and Hare & Tortoise. She designed the posters for all of our shows and illustrated the Molly Whuppie and Wee Witches books.
You can find more of her work at www.catherinelindow.co.uk or on Instagram @catherixx.
Amy Geddes – Fiddler/Composer
Amy Geddes is a fiddler, fiddle teacher, singer and composer from Galloway.
Amy performed live in the 2012 run and 2016 Edinburgh Fringe run and tour of Molly Whuppie. She also devised and ran “Come & Try Fiddle” workshops alongside the show!
Amy is a founding member of the Pathhead Music Collective and was nominated for Tutor of the Year at the 2015 Trad awards. She has also played in bands including Tannas, Maysha, Amy Geddes Trio and Redwood Mountain.
Her other theatre work includes work for Dogstar Theatre, East Kilbride Village Theatre. She was also the Musical Director of Slanjayvah Danza’s 2018/19 sell out Edinburgh Fridge & touring production.
Gavin Marwick – Fiddler & Composer
Gavin developed the live score of Molly Whuppie and has performed in it live on a number of occasions. Other theatre work includes work for the Traverse, Dogstar, and Dundee Rep.
Ali Maclaurin – Designer
Eoin Carey – Photographer
On Licketyspit, Eoin says, “As a creative and a parent I have a huge appreciation for the work Licketyspit do and really value my connection with them.
Their work is play. It is incredible to see how effective their work is in the faces of children and the energy of parents. It is grounded, inclusive, responsive and consistent, adult words to describe what all play should be.”
Eoin works across the performing arts in theatre, music and dance and creates work for editorial, advertising and commercial clients. Describing his own work, he says “I am endlessly drawn to photography’s strange and recognisable brilliance at telling a story and I really like working collaboratively to explore ways to make that happen. I have a deep interest in people and I always look for the human element at the centre of a photo.”
“I work on multiple personal projects around parenthood, exploration and conservation. I recently visited Ecuador to photograph an expedition to an important and hidden cave network in the Amazon rainforest (www.Tayos.org).
Mary McMaster – Harpist & Composer
Mary is a clarsach player, singer, composer and arranger of original and traditional Scottish music.
She collaborated with composer Tim Brinkhurst and fiddler & composer Gavin Marwick on the live score for Licketyspit’s Molly Whuppie, which she also performed in, mos recently at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe run in 2016. She has also performed music for the LicketyTale of Molly Whuppie with Virginia Radcliffe.
She is currently collaborating with Virginia on Babbity Beans (in development) – a new Licketyspit project to create a collection of new and adapted songs for baby rooms in Glasgow nurseries.
Mary sings and plays the clarsach (Scottish harp) with the Poozies and is a member of the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
Joe Carter – Videographer
Joe is a freelance videographer and film-maker who has worked with Licketyspit for over 6 years.
He regularly films LicketyLeap – a core part of the project which enables parents and carers to watch their child take part in the journey with Margaret & Margaret.
You can watch some of Joe’s other work here.