Writer, Director, Performer
Victoria Beesley is a Writer, Director and Performer based in Glasgow. She graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2010 and became Artistic Director of Terra Incognita Arts in 2012. She specialises in delivering professional and community-based projects inspired by real-life stories and experiences.


Victoria is Artistic Director of Terra Incognita Arts, an organisation that uses theatre and the arts to share the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.
Most recently, Victoria wrote Invisible Army (Terra Incognita), a touring theatre production that tells the remarkable story of Robbie, a fifteen year old boy who cares for his mum, has to get to the shops and back before school starts, and is worried he's turning invisible. Invisible Army was created in collaboration with Glasgow South West Carers Centre and toured Scotland in October 2016.
"Invisible Army's short, sensitive and imaginative handling of an important and often forgotten issue surely reminds us all of the immense good that theatre can do."  ★★★★★ TV Bomb

Victoria is also Writer/Performer of My Friend Selma (Terra Incognita), a solo storytelling performance for ages 8+ that tells the remarkable real-life story of Selma, an eight year old girl who fled war in Bosnia and went on a remarkable journey to find safety in the UK. My Friend Selma is directed by Joe Douglas and has been touring theatres, schools and museums across the UK since 2014.

"Beesley has, to a T, the eight year old's colourful turn of phrase, her confident tone of voice, the naively self-centred perspective that reflects a sense of unperturbed security… Absorbing, affecting but also robustly unsentimental - a poignant reminder that there are Selmas everywhere, in need of friends." ★★★★ The Herald

Victoria also delivers a range of community based projects. She leads Terra Incognita’s Glasgow As I see it project, working with adults with visual impairments to create walking tours and unique events. She is also currently working with A Moment’s Peace’s Women’s Creative Company to create Hidden Footprints, a promenade performance for the Merchant City Festival.

You can find out more about some of Victoria's past projects by clicking the links below:

Invisible Army

My Friend Selma (click past productions)

Glasgow As I See It

A Moment’s Peace – Hidden Footprints

A Moment’s Peace – Privilege 

A Moment’s Peace – I Could Eat a Horse

Stellar Quines – Untaught to Shine and Video Clip

Victoria has worked as a Director, Performer, and Drama Artist for a variety of Scottish-based companies, including: BBC, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, Plantation Productions and Swallow Theatre.




Terra Incognita Arts

My Friend Selma - May & June 2014
  • WHO?Victoria is Artistic Director of Terra Incognita Arts
  • WHAT DO WE DO?Terra Incognita creates high quality, exciting and innovative walking tours, theatre productions and community-based arts workshops that document the exceptional stories of ordinary people and empower people to share their stories with wider society.


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