Who are Above Bounds?

Above Bounds was founded by Helen Bovey and George Boundy after graduating from East 15 Acting School on the BA World Performance Course. Armed with an eclectic mix of skills including mask, puppetry and comedy, we began developing visually led pieces of theatre for a family audience. We collaborate with a wide variety of artists including actors, musicians, illustrators and dancers and work on a project-by-project basis. Together we have collaborated on projects for the Southend Carnival Archive Association, Vision Redbridge, Briefest and primary schools across the UK.

We are based in the beautiful county of Devon  but have strong links in Suffolk and Essex. We feel strongly that theatre is for EVERYONE and aim to bring our work to a variety of locations and communities, breaking down the barriers which restrict access to theatre which include location, cost and language.

Our manifesto:

To create physical work with an interesting story at it’s heart, a story that can educate, entertain and inspire.

To work with a mixture of mediums, puppetry, mask and comedy.

To make work for everyone and to generate collaborations between artists and art forms.

To break down the barriers which restrict access to theatre including cost, location and language.

To create innovate work for families, made with families.

“An exciting emerging company with a great creative approach”Sam Worboys, Producer

Meet The Team

Helen Bovey
Actress and Producer

Helen Bovey grew up in Devon and graduated from East 15 Acting School in July 2013 with a First Class (hons) in BA World Performance. Having studied a variety of theatre techniques, she developed a love for devising theatre. Since graduating, she has worked across a variety of mediums including performing with Grim Times, Edu-Play and Rainbow Theatre. She has produced Children’s Theatre (ages 3-7) for Vision Redbridge, Brixfest and is the Producer for Beyond Face. She is currently a member of the 2016/17 Lab Company at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

George Boundy
Actor and Writer

George Boundy grew up in Essex and graduated alongside Helen Bovey with a First Class (hons) in BA World Performance. He has worked both as an Actor and Writer, including projects with Beautiful Confusion, the Tricycle Theatre and Tamasha. He has also taught Acting to primary aged children (4-9) in Chelmsford and Saxmundham and is a Freelance Practitioner for the New Wolsey Theatre. In 2016, he finished studying for an Mres in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham where he will graduate in 2017.