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About Us


Founded in 2018 by Will Jackson and Lucy Bird, Quick Duck is an award winning West Midlands based theatre company.


We make ridiculous queer shows with a lot of heart and a killer soundtrack.

New Vic KILN Associate Company 2022.

New Diorama Emerging Company 2019.

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The Team


Artistic Director

Will is a Birmingham based writer, director and actor. He was named 'a rising comic star' by Attitude Magazine. Also one of the Bush Theatre's 'Emerging Writers' 2019/20, Will is a BBC Arts New Creative and an Associate Artist of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. As a divisor and facilitator Will has worked with companies such as Stan's Cafe, KIT Theatre and Told By an Idiot.

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Associate Director

Lucy is a director and creative learning practitioner. Also the co-director of Paperback Theatre, she studied English and Theatre. Alongside her directing work, Lucy has worked for the education departments at Birmingham REP, Shakespeare’s Globe, and as a Creative Learning Associate at Stan’s Cafe. She received the JMK Regional Assistant Director Bursary in 2018 to work on a new adaptation of The Lovely Bones, adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Melly Still.

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Production Manager

Chaz is a Bristol based Stage and Production Manager. Her work includes internationally awarded production The Nobodies, with Chalk Line Theatre and extensive touring with the likes of New Perspectives, The Last Baguette and Pentabus. She excels at risk assessments and pulling off the impossible, both in the theatre and in a variety of non traditional venues.

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Currently the Creative & Executive Director at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Ben has a broad range of experience, having worked in a variety of art forms and professional roles. These include marketing, producing, programming, directing and faciliation.

Previously Executive Director of Warts and All Theatre, and Creative Producer of In Good Company.

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