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Jenette Meehan


Mess Maker

22 Feb 2024


23 Feb 2024


Sino Thai

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Mess Maker

Have you ever gotten home from somewhere and felt like peeling your face off?

Me too. It’s okay, you can leave yours in the basket by the door.

The Mess Maker is constantly trying to clean up, to sweep it all under the rug but when unexpected guests arrive, she has no choice but to embrace the space and welcome them in. Driven by the desire to unmask, the Mess Maker reconnects with her inner child, and finds meaning among the mess in a joyful – if sometimes chaotic, exploration of imagination and identity.

Written and Performed by Jenette Meehan (Run to the Nuns) and based on her research in Neurodivergence and Creative practice, this solo-show aims to unpack shame and perfectionism, as she navigates life in a society with a very different definition of worth.

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Thursday, 22 February 2024

Sino Thai

Friday, 23 February 2024


Sino Thai

Sino Thai


Access features:

No Step-free Access

Age guidance:


Running time:

60 minutes

Festival strand:

Theatre & Performance

Funny, Thought Provoking, Offbeat, Interactive, Poignant


strong language, audience interaction

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Jenette Meehan

Jenette Meehan is Canadian British writer, performer and theater maker, and a graduate of Rose Bruford College’s Collaborative Theatre Making MFA. She trained as an actor at the University of Toronto before moving to London. Her first musical Run to the Nuns (Music by Rosa Lukacs) had its London premiere at Riverside Studios Bitesize Festival. She is fascinated by the shape and sound of words, and loves to build theatrical worlds that foster community and connection. When not writing or performing, she can be found tending to her tomatoes, stitching holes in her clothes and making one hell of a mess.

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Writer: Jenette Meehan
Jenette Meehan (she/her) is a Canadian writer performer and theatre maker currently based in London, as she pursues her MFA in Collaborative Theatre Making at Rose Bruford College.

Her recent recent writing credits include Run to the Nuns (Riverside Studios Bitesize Festival, Brighton Fringe) and For My Eyes Only, her first solo show, performed at Rose Bruford College’s 2022 Symposium.

Her multidisciplinary work focuses on supporting community, neurodiversity and accessibility.

Director: Bethany McHugh
Bethany McHugh is a British-American director, theatremaker, performer, and facilitator. She holds a dual degree in English and Theatre with distinction in her theatre thesis from Carleton College. She is also a proud alumna of the Eugene O’Neill Theater’s NTI program.

In October 2022, she received an MFA with distinction in Collaborative Theatremaking, and since then has been working as a performer and director in London.

Recent directing credits include: Tangerines by Lydia Brickland (Kings Head Theatre and Newcastle Fringe) and Home Sweet Hell by Maedb Joy (Calm Down Dear Festival/Camden People's Theatre).

Producer: Estelle Homerstone
Estelle Homerstone is a 6-time award nominated Producer and Performer.

Recent credits include:
4-time award-nominated Working for Crumbs (The Space), Run to the Nuns (Riverside Studios & Brighton Caravanserai), Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Edinburgh Fringe), Caceroleo (Origin Award nominated) directed by Nastazja Domaradzka, I WAS A GERMAN (Offie Award nominated) by Clare Fraenkel at the Vaults, Mess Maker (The Bridge House Theatre), and Now Entering Ely Nevada (Space Theatre). She is currently working on projects for screen and exploring the interdisciplinary role of Creative Producing.

Dramaturg: Dorothy Oehmler

Dorothy Oehmler (She/Her) is a writer, actor, and dramaturg. Dorothy worked as the Assistant to the Vice President of Television at 21 Laps Entertainment.

A Pinch of VAULT is a festival of brand new and work-in-progress performance. Shows will be at varying stages of development, including rehearsed readings with script in hand, first time on its feet or semi-staged.


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