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 third project was writing an extract to be included in ‘Difficult Women’ a theatre piece Commissioned by Sarah Cobham, and funded by Arts Council England; as part of the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project. This was performed on International Womens Day at The Mechanics Theatre in Wakefield in March 2019 using young actors from Wakefield College.
Since then as Cuckoos Egg Paul has written and performed a short piece entitled ‘Reflections’ as part of Nostell Nights in May 2019.
Cuckoos Egg third full length piece is in development for production in summer 2020.