ABOUT US

We are writers, performers and producers based in Manchester.

 

We make sharp, fun, culturally-observational performance for theatres, tv, public places and online.

We make performance that is accessible, comedic and multi-layered, whilst being unafraid to speak its mind and pour out its heart. Our work is politically-charged, but always hospitable and kind. 

On
stage

On
screen

in
public

"Salty work at the borders of theater and cabaret, often offering sly satire under a veil of sweetness" 

 the new york times 

Our live work falls somewhere in the cracks between theatre and cabaret.

 

We've taken our full-length shows across the UK on national tours, including Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude Festival and Soho Theatre.

 

We've performed cabaret in ballrooms, cinemas, toilet cubicles, on bars, traffic islands and stages for events and organisations including Duckie, TED, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, Leeds Playhouse, HOME, Contact and Islington Mill.  

 

"Just the right combination of guts and humility needed to create honest, unflinching and very funny theatre" 

 exeunt magazine

"Razor tongues and impeccable comic timing" 

 bryony kimmings

"Very funny, wonderful physicality and sharp comic timing" 

 the stage

"Funny, touching and in-yer-face comedy laced with a hefty dose of compassion. Riotously funny." 

 the observer 

Since 2017, we have been creating work for screens. Our first project, the TV adaptation of our show Get A Round, aired on BBC2 to critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2018 Royal Television Society NW Awards.

 

Our mini-series for BBC iPlayer, Smile Love It Might Never Happen, was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2019 Royal Television Society Awards. 

A trio of mockumentary shorts Amazing Men, were commissioned by The Space then presented online and on screen as part of HOME’s Orbit Festival.

 

In 2021 we made Silky Hotel, a new ensemble comedy for BBC Arts, streaming now on iPlayer.

"Fantastic art from every day observation and overhearing, folded around political and cultural sensibility then released to fly”

 the verb, bbc R3

"I have seen audiences of all ages and from very different backgrounds be gladly carried away into their wonderful world" 

 dickie beau 

We regularly collaborate with communities across the North of England to create performance shaped by people and place, including a show for Accrington Market (with Super Slow Way), a parade for St Helens (with Heart of Glass) and a power ballad for Preston (with They Eat Culture). 

We work with groups of all ages to make performance that happens outside theatres - a variety show by the residents of three retirement sheltered housing schemes, immersive cinema screenings for young children, a cabaret night at the oldest Working Men's Club in the country (with Slunglow). 

We deliver workshops and creative residencies in educational settings, including Leeds Beckett University, University of Essex, University of Wolverhampton and University Campus Oldham and The Arden School of Theatre

"They bring the whole room along with them, so by the end we're full of a common purpose" 

 chris thorpe

 Sara Cocker 

 Director 

Sara is a writer and a performer. Outside of Eggs Collective, she has performed in THE FOREST OF FORGOTTEN DISCOS (Hope Mill Theatre/ Contact), DOG (Caroline Moran/ West Yorkshire Playhouse), IT BURNS IT ALL CLEAN (Selina Thompson/ Transform Festival) and interactive performance including THE DOOR (Scottee & Friends), HUNT & DARTON CAFÉ (Hunt & Darton) and BLACK TONIC (The Other Way Works). 

She was part of the team at Library Theatre, Cornerhouse and HOME that devised the groundbreaking Storybox project for older people living with a dementia or memory loss. She has worked creatively in hospitals, care homes, day centres and art galleries for Small Things, Hull 2017, The Courtyard Hereford, DIY Theatre Company, Heritage Trees and Manchester Libraries.

Sara is one of BBC Writersroom’s Northern Voices 2020. 

 Léonie Higgins 

 Director 

Léonie is a writer, performer and musician. As a solo performer she sings with her cello and loop pedal, and has performed at festivals and venues including Kendal Calling, Shambala, The Lowry, Contact, Royal Exchange and Holbeck Working Men’s Club. 

 

She was part of Geddes Loom band/theatre company, whose show PRELUDE TO A NUMBER was selected for Northern Stage at Edinburgh Fringe. Her first solo show BRIGHT LIGHTS was commissioned by Contact. Her follow up show, DIRTY OLD RIVER, was commissioned for Rich Mix’s Small Story/Big City festival, and performed at The Lowry, Salford.

 

Léonie writes and arranges music for multiple voices, and leads an acapella women’s choir  - the Barton Belles - in Eccles. She is part of the Orton Writers’ Circle and BBC Writersroom Northern Voices 2020. She is working on her first novel.

 Lowri Evans 

 Associate Artist 

Lowri lives between Manchester and São Paulo, Brazil, making performances, interventions, books and objects. Her solo show THE SECRET LIFE OF YOU AND ME toured the UK, and in 2015 the show she created with Renato Bolelli Rebouças, Rodolfo Amorim and Contact Young Company THE SHRINE OF EVERYDAY THINGS, won a Manchester Theatre Award. 

 

Recently she has worked on WHEN IT BREAKS IT BURNS (coletiva Ocupacão), PRECARIOUS CARNAVAL (Est.1761) and with organisations including São Paulo International Theatre Festival (MITsp), Battersea Arts Centre, Transform Festival, Islington Mill, National Theatre of Scotland and University of Salford.

 

Lowri is in the girl garage band Hotpants Romance that have played every year on Valentine’s Day since 2005.