Creative Team

Being Human – Poetry in Performance is produced 
by Midland Creative Projects (Jonathan Davidson
and Bloodaxe Books in association with 
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with funding support 
from Arts Council England.
Being Human is directed by Steve Byrne (Interplay, Leeds) 
with sound, lighting, video and design from Derek Nesbit, 
Janet Vaughan and Arnim Friess (Talking Birds) and 
technical/tour management by Alison Willcox.
Performers are Benedict HastingsElinor Middleton 
and Barrett Robertson.  

Benedict Hastings

Elinor Middleton

Barrett Robertson
The Assistant Producer is Antonia Beck. Tour Booking and 
Marketing is handled by Sharon Foster.
The performance text uses poems from Bloodaxe Books 
anthology, Being Human(March 2011). The poems
have been selected with the support of their Editor,Neil Astley 
and the performance concept has been developed with support 
from their Executive Chairman, Simon Thirsk.
This is the third poetry performance produced by Midland Creative 
Projects using poems from anthologies published by Bloodaxe Books
(the previous ones were Staying Alive, 2003; Being Alive, 2005 and 
Changing Lives, 2008/9).