In 2016 Paul began work as a writer / director of Cuckoo’s Egg Theatre Company as a founder of the group. Cuckoo’s Egg are a collective of writers and creatives dedicated to creating new, engaging and site specific Theatre.
Cuckoo’s Egg was founded by Eleanor Aldous, Paul Bateson, Amy Charles and Dean Freeman sometime around the start of 2016. They aim to create unique theatre / live performances that combine interesting and traditionally none theatrical spaces and personal stories
On January 21st 2017 Cuckoo’s Egg presented their first show, a self-titled promenade theatre piece at Unity Works, Wakefield.
Our second show ‘Community Minded’ took place at The Cluntergate Centre in Horbury as part of Wakefield Lit Fest 2017.
Cuckoo’s Egg are currently writing and rehearsing a series of 6 promenade performances to been debuted over 12 months as part of Wakefield Artwalk. Commissioned by Sarah Cobham, and funded by Arts Council England; the shows will be inspired by a recently revisited Wakefield Town Trail and telling the stories of forgotten Wakefield women.