Aliki Chapple has been performing under the name Sturgeon’s Law since 2009, both on her own and in collaboration with others. This work has included durational and one-on-one performances, tabletop theatre, storytelling, pervasive games and installations, but the primary focus has always been a loving subversion of the European theatrical tradition of her cultural heritage. The company was officially established in 2013 with Leo Burtin, for the purpose of staging the first English language production of M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A. by Lena Kitsopoulou. Sturgeon's Law is named after Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Theodore Sturgeon.
Aliki was born in Athens, Greece. She worked as a translator and English teacher for many years before returning to university to train in theatre. She has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Theatre Practice from the University of Central Lancashire and an MA in Contemporary Arts Practice from Lancaster University. She has performed at the greenroom, the Royal Exchange Studio, The Duke’s Theatre, The Bluecoat, and Live at LICA and has voiced work for Simple Wise Guides and BBC Radio Wales. She established and ran the Lancaster Branch of Theatre Uncut, and is a founding member of The Rose Company, the only all-female Classical theatre ensemble in the North of England. She helped organise the Lancaster Fun Palace, part of the national Fun Palace campaign for arts, and sciences and is an Associate Artist of LEAP
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