who we are...

multi story was created in 2000 by Bill Buffery and Gill Nathanson.

Bill Buffery both performed and directed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, was Deputy Director of the National Youth Theatre and was Artistic Director of Orchard Theatre Company for eleven years.

Gill Nathanson trained as a Drama Teacher and worked with some of the UK's top Education and Community theatre companies before joining Orchard Theatre Company in 1989.  As well as playing leading roles with the company, she ran three Youth Theatres and an extensive workshop programme.

As the name implies, multi story are centrally concerned with the enduring power of story - and with communicating the richness of the old stories to new audiences, both young and old.

“The range of theatre skills and styles that it employed made for essential viewing for students currently working on devising projects."
"So useful for our upcoming exam and coursework!" Year 12 student.
"Awesome!" Year 11 student

Tavistock College

“It gave rise to some very heated discussion and analysis which has forced students to actually "think for themselves" to develop their understanding.  It was essential viewing for GCSE live production exam questions.”
Wadham School, Crewkerne

“The company offers students a vision of how to make exciting devised theatre with minimal set, costume and props, but masses of invention, energy and creative use of dramatic techniques and conventions.  Perfect for A Level, Diploma and foundation degree students.”
Truro College

Beast Twelve Wild Ducks Medea Firebird Every Mother's Son