Nakedpresents is a Queer Collective that specialises in physical theatre and cabaret. The company is currently based in the UK with European roots.
The founding company members, Vincent and Paige-Marie Baker-Carroll, started working together in their second year at drama school. During their time studying European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College, Vincent and Paige were fortunate enough to train abroad through the Erasmus scheme. The revolutionary work that Vincent and Paige were exposed to in Europe had a huge impact on them, changing their direction and outlook both personally and professionally.
Whilst working together, the pair accidentally fell into the cabaret scene and this opened their eyes to a whole different side of the performing arts industry.
Their work is all about being true to yourself, a celebration of the weird, the wonderful and the beautifully unique. As queer artists, this is a topic very close to Vincent and Paige’s hearts and is at the core all of NAKEDpresents’ work.
Luke Vincent trained at The Centre for Advanced Training for Contemporary Dance (DANCE4), Bilborough College and The National Youth Theatre. This lead them to study at Rose Bruford School of Theatre and Performance, on the BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts programme - an intensive vocational training that blends physical performance with contemporary approaches from a European perspective. Since Graduating Luke Vincent has performed at Vault Festival, London Queer Fashion Week, Hermes Fashion, Tate Britain, The Silver Building, Latitude Festival, Boomtown Festival, Cirque Le Soir, The Box, Drama Park Lane, Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, Battersea Arts Centre, Dance 4, Curve Theatre & Civilised Mess Events.
Paige-Marie Baker-Carroll is an actor, theatre creator and cabaret performer that studied European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford, where she met Luke. The courses multifaceted approach allowed her to realise and develop her artistic voice and gave her a hunger to create innovative theatre. Her work can appear experimental and unique due to the array of methodologies she is trained in and her background in playing professional football. In 2017/18, Paige had the opportunity to live, perform and teach for 8 months with the internationally acclaimed Polish Oratorio theatre collective Gardzienice - a place where the artists dedicate their lives to their craft. Their dedication inspired Paige to match this level of commitment in her artistic career. Paige has also played the lead in a short film for The Sun newspaper called ‘Rachel Rowe’s Life Story’, directed by Praxima.
Female led company of production wizards creating innovative work. Founders and Directors Alex, Chaz & Noemi have have come together to combine over eight years of collaborative experience in immersive events and theatre to create their own groundbreaking style. Confident in their ability to adapt and problem solve, they've built a company that produces socially-distanced theatre, theatrical cabaret and immersive productions, with a particular focus on female, non-binary and LGBTQ+ theatre-makers.
Eloina Haines (@eloinaaart).
Eloina is a Theatre Stage Manager, Technical Manager, and Performance Artist. She is a graduate of the innovative drama programme at Queen Mary University of London and has since self-produced, written and performed four solo shows at venues such as Camden People's Theatre and The Vaults.
Eloina works in many technical capacities for theatre companies and festivals across the UK, most recently working as a stage manager for Pleasance, Edinburgh and as a venue manager at VAULT Festival, London.
Most importantly... Eloina LOVES being NAKED.
Having established their roots in London’s queer cabaret scene, the company’s cabaret work is comedic and diverse - ranging from cutesy twee to the avant-garde, incorporating twinning visuals and high energy performances that are eccentric and captivating. Within our cabaret work we enjoy providing a new perspective on feminine and masculine identities/physiques.
NAKEDpresents provide theatrical cabaret productions and can be hired to: host & perform duo & solo acts for external productions or we can create full length productions for your venue/event.
NAKEDpresents partnered with Swans Events to create a queer variety monthly cabaret show: 'The Honey Badgers Cabaret: Zero F*cks Given', currently performing at the Matchstick Piehouse.
Grow Hackney, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, The Glory, REIGN, Matchstick Piehouse, Vaulty Towers, The Vaults, Hackney Empire, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern and AgeUK Online, Cirque Le Soir, The Box SOHO, Drama Park Lane,
At a time of increasing disconnection, what does it mean to fully embrace one another?
What does it take to be honestly, authentically ourselves?
How can we champion female strength and male vulnerability?
Queer collective NAKEDpresents brings together cabaret, recorded interviews, dance, and music to celebrate the weird, the wonderful, and the beautifully unique.
Queer collective NAKEDpresents brings together cabaret, recorded interviews, music and dance to celebrate the weird, the wonderful and the beautifully unique.
NAKED questions the disconnection in human interaction due to modern technology and feelings of caution and fear. It reverses traditional gender roles within dance and theatre - a celebration of difference, and what it means to truly be ourselves.
NAKED was nominated for the Origins Award at VAULT Festival 2020, and this new extended version premiered at Voila! Europe Theatre Festival 2020.
"Raw, emotional and impactful, a splendorous creative burst of energy"
The Reviews Hub
"A feeling of endless possibility that extends beyond the performance"
A Younger Theatre
A playful, acrobatic, sensual, and enigmatic series of moves. This piece is intimate, intense, and innovative"
"An investigation of intimacy and separation. A look at what people are capable of when they're willing to allow themselves to be truly NAKED"
" While many shows claim to be brutally honest and celebrate the essential self, Naked actually achieves to do that and more"
“A powerful, funny and thoroughly engaging piece of physical theatre”
My Theatre Mates
NAKED has had support funding and in kind support from DANCE4, Battersea Arts Centre, The Vaults Theatre, ShoeBox Theatre, VOILA Festival & The Cockpit.
NAKEDpresents are available for private hire and events. We provide both live & online boutique tailored events for corporate clients ranging from: Photo-booths - Online Game shows.
Credits include Cirque Le Soir, The Box SOHO, Drama Park Lane, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, The Glory, REIGN, Matchstick Piehouse, Vaulty Towers, The Vaults, Hackney Empire, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern and AgeUK Online.