We Are But Shadows, 2021

commissioned by Spitalfields Festival

A sonic journey through faith, identity and East London.  Originally a large scale immersive theatre work, with text from workshops and interviews with East London residents and Starling Arts.  Covid 19 turned the show into a much more intimate installation work for two performers, still using these interviews.

Composed & Performed by Anna Pool

Cellist: Maddie Cutter

Loop Pedal & Vocals: Anna Pool

Words:  Residents of East London, FEAST Tower Hamlets, Starling Arts

Clip:  Musty Comfort  

Full performance here

Power folk four piece. Wise Woman bring folk harmonies, tall tales and 90s girl power to the airwaves and eardrums.

Anna is the founder and lead songwriter of the outfit alongside singers Charlotte Vaughan and Lydia Bell and cellist Maddie Cutter.  Their debut single, Fen Woman, is inspired by the lives of the wild women of East Anglia, past and present.

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Return of the Unknown, 2018 

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

A large-scale immersive performance as part of WWI commemorations at Dover Marine Station.  Over a year, Anna led songwriting workshops with 300+ community participants to create music for massed choir for the final shows in November 2018.

Writer: James Baldwin

Director:  Matt Costain 

Musical Director & Composer:  Anna Pool

Design:  Susan Kulkani

Lighting:  Humphrey McDermott

Puppetry:  Jimmy Grimes

The Laramie Project, 2014

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Writer:  Moises Kaufmann & Tectonic Theatre Project

Director:  Wyn Jones

Music:  Anna Pool

Sound Design:  Helen Skiera

Design:  Libby Watson

Lighting:  Paul Colwell