Hester is an international self-producing artist, facilitator, theatre director and performer with a passion for play and community. She often devises performances that are socially engaged, highly visual, physical and immersive. Things involving food and silliness make her happy.


Working in diverse communities, cultures and environments continue to inspire her.  She frequently works in Malaysia, China, France and the UK, and has also previously worked in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Italy, India and Canada. 

Hester studied at GOLDSMITHS, University of London (UK) where she focused on Theatre Making, Applied Theatre and Post-Colonial Theatre. More recently she has been a receiver of insults from master clown teachers at ÉCOLE PHILIPPE GAULIER, France.  She is an Associate Artist, Trainer, and Assistant Producer with the world-renowned DAVID GLASS ENSEMBLE and Associate Artist of the fabulous London fringe venue OMNIBUS THEATRE.

She is a co-founder of WAYANG KITCHEN, a new company that fuses food and performance. We bring stories to life through the senses. Based in Malaysia and now spreading to the UK. Follow our instagram @wayangkitchen for tasty treats...

In Paris, she is a core member of THE LOST CABARET team- a night of big ideas, experimentation and alternative acts, from the risky to the utterly absurd.


Join Hester for MINDFUL MOVEMENT sessions on Sundays at

11am (UK time)/12 (CET)/7pm (MY time) on Zoom.

Get in touch for more information and links!

Photo by Sophie Stevens

© 2017 by Hester Welch

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