Mike Tweddle founded touring company Temple Theatre, who create original shows inspired by Ancient Greek culture. Mike is a co-founder and director of BE FESTIVAL. He has directed and performed for Shakespeare’s Globe, Jumbled, Foster and Déchery, Tangram Theatre and CASA Latin American Theatre Fesitval. He has taught and directed for the National Youth Theatre since 2004. Mike is one of the co-founders of Babakas.

Sofia Paschou has performed in theatre productions and concerts both in UK and Greece; her most recent work was Grimm & Grimm directed by Lilo Baur (Porta Theatre, Athens). She performed as an actor/musician in Temple Theatre’s production of Hippolytus, and has also composed music for various plays, the most recent being the City of Darker Skies (London Bubble). Sofia is one of the co-founders of Babakas.

Bert Roman has worked as a performer for United-C (Netherlands), Diecimenodieci (Italy), Andwhatbeside(s)death, De Maan, Cacao Bleu, Joji Inc and Fonkel (all Belgium). As a movement coach and choreographer, he has worked with de Munt/La Monnaie Royal Opera House (Belgium); Temple Theatre (UK); and Theatre Témoin (UK), and he often coaches individual performers in the development of their own work. Bert is artistic director of Birmingham-based company Kiviki Dance and has also worked as Venue Designer and Venue Manager for BE FESTIVAL for the last two years.

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