About us

Trifle Gathering Productions produce comedy theatre, immersive theatrical experiences and art based projects.

We are a core creative team of three; Sally Crooks, Kyla Goodey & Hannah Stephens. We share a fascination for the study of human behaviour which in turn can make us seem intrusive but we are actually exploring people for our art …we promise…no but really.

Trifle Gathering’s brand of humour is entertaining, irreverent, clever and saucy. We tell peculiar tales exploring the secret worlds of life’s unsung heroes. Inventing theatre that transports audiences away from the complexities of everyday life to a comfy space where they can laugh and cry at the complexities of other people lives.

Trifle also create and deliver bespoke community engaging art based projects with a focus on social change.


Kyla Goodey

Kyla is a director, writer, performer, producer & associate artist at Kneehigh theatre.

Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre and Clowning with Mick Barnfather.

Sally Crooks

Sally is a director, writer, performer, producer, counsellor and group facilitator.

Ecole Philippe Gaulier, BA Hons in Drama & diploma in Counselling and therapy.

Hannah Stephens

Hannah is a director, performer, lead singer of punk girl band Shagrat, restorative justice facilitator & the assistant director of Miracle Theatre.

Kyla Goodey Credits

Acting Credits Include

Ubu, 946 Adolphus Tips, Tregeagle, Don Quixote – Kneehigh, Gastronomic and Pleasure Gardens- Hoodwink, Quasimodo, Twelfth Night and The Chairs – Miracle Theatre, Hamlet - Cube, Evening of Trance and Rap, Dancing Diggers Roadshow, Office Christmas Do and Charity Shop Cabaret -Trifle Gathering Productions, The Thing about Psychopaths, Sex and Docks and Rock and Roll and Big Society - Red Ladder, Wolfs Child – WildWorks, Streaming – Pipeline.

Director/Co Director Credits:

Private Lives- Cube, Endless featuring N:Dless, Charity Shop Cabaret, Evening of Trance and Rap and Great Dark Gathering – Trifle Gathering Productions, Wolfs Child & 100:UnEarth- WildWorks, Lessons in Love- Carmen and Mimi.

Assistant Director/ Producer Credits:

The Yule-Tide Arc-Ive and A Great Night Out - WildWorks, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, The Frightened lady, Time Machine and Aladdin- Miracle Theatre,The Masked Ball, Performance producer-Arc Live.

Writing Credits:

Charity Shop Cabaret, Ogden sisters, Office Christmas Do and Dancing Digger Roadshow- Trifle Gathering Productions.

Sally Crooks Credits

Acting Credits

Endless featuring N:Dless, The Office Christmas Do, Get Digger with the Dancing Digger Roadshow, A Curious Evening of Trance & Rap with the Ogden Sisters, Zodiac & The Charity Shop Cabaret - Trifle Gathering Productions. Zonk FM, Beauty & the Beast from Mars, The Revenge of Rumplestiltskin, The Taming of the Shrew & The Great Silence - Miracle Theatre, Beauty V’s Beast & Madame Lucinda’s Wondershow - Rogue Theatre. 

Directing / Assistant Directing Credits

The Trench - Collective Arts, The Magnificent Three & Bah Humbug - Miracle Theatre. Stopping me Seeing the People I Love - Useful Psychology. I've Got Secrets - Useful Psychology. Guest artistic director on the acting degree at Falmouth University.

Managing and Producing Credits

Co-Produced all of Trifle Gathering Productions work since 2007, Oxygen- Dreadnought South West, A Pleasure Promenade commissioned - Princesses Pavilions Falmouth, A Great Dark Gathering (Arts Festival) -Trifle Gathering Productions and Scary Little Girls, For King and Kernow -Collective Art, The Masked Ball- Arc Live.

Hannah Stephens Credits

Acting Credits

The Third Policeman, The Magnificent Three, Aladdin, The Tempest, Treasure Island, A Perfect World, Bah Humbug, Cinderella, Waiting For Godot, Life’s A Dream - Miracle Theatre
Vindicta Games, The Lost Code Of Eryx, Little Green Banknotes - ‘Owdyado Theatre
Transports, Spillikin - Pipeline Theatre
The Importance Of Being Earnest, A Christmas Carol - Near Ta Theatre

Directing / Assistant Directing Credits

The Cherry Orchard, Bah Humbug, Dr Livingston I Presume - Miracle Theatre
The Trench, The Spy Who Loved Me - Collective Arts
The Land Of The Three Towers, Please Hold - You Should See The Other Guy
The Meister And The Melonheads - Hannah Stephens Solo Show

'Trifle create a sense of bringing the community together, the company are somehow inclusive, we enter into their fantasies and enjoy them be it sensuround perfume, ectoplasm, bingo calls etc. This brings the community closer together through shared laughter and an appreciation of the absurdness and transience of life.'

Tim Smithies, Carn to Cove (programmer)


'Somehow they can suspend reality and invite you on their madcap journey that's funny and inclusive. Skillfully they can draw the audience in, using them but crucially, not at their expense, they are in control but gentle with hilarious results. The evening ends with everyone belly laughing together.'

Miss Peapod

'They bring an immediate focus and interest in what they do based upon spontaneity, innovation, great fun and a little bit of edge. People love it.
Some people have said that Trifle have been the hit of the Festival. We don’t ignore comments like that.’

Steve Ryman, Festival Programmer

‘Inspiring, hilariously absurd and interactive fun! Amazing energy, audience participation and a belly full of laughs.’

Golowan Festival