Who we are and what we do

We are Unexpected Places and we create performances in and from unexpected places...  

We are based in Hampshire and work with partners in our home county to ensure as many people as possible have access to exciting cultural opportunities. 

Some of our performances are in unusual (or unexpected...) places and some involve puppetry -  but all of our shows take both our audiences and our participants to unexpected places.

Introducing the team

Artistic Director
Rosanna Sloan

Rosanna trained as an actress and director on Rose Brufords’ European Theatre Arts course, specialising in devising theatre.


She also trained in puppetry making and manipulation at D.A.M.U. in Prague, before working in arts administration and marketing for organisations such as the Barbican Centre and The Spark Arts for Children.

Rosanna has directed all of Unexpected Places performances alongside running a performing arts education company Light UP. Light UP is a not for profit organisation that supports young people to shine on and off the stage.

Becky Mills

Becky trained on the APT course at Rose Bruford and with renowned acting coaches Bernard Hiller and Mark McGann. 

Becky has worked in the arts for the last 6 years- including General Manager and Stage Manager for Wet Picnic, Project Assistant for Bicycle Ballet, Development Officer for The Grange Festival as well as teaching for different youth theatres in Hampshire. 

Becky works as an actor and director for various companies across Hampshire.

Becky is also the Artistic Director and Founder of Curious Pheasant Theatre, who specialise in exploring traditional pieces of theatre in non traditional ways.

Freelance Artists

Unexpected Places are lucky to work with a number of freelance actors, directors and creatives. Most recently we have been working with:


Troy Chessman is an actor who has worked with us on Blighty One and Looking Down on Me. 

Amy Pattison is an independent producer and practitioner. 

Corrinne Curtis is an actress who has worked with us on Blighty One and From Scraps. 

Thank you to our funders