3 hearts canvas
Bold, brave work
with a strong social responsibility
Four main components for the company's ethos were formed:
All actors and creatives working on the project must be paid fairly for their work and treated with respect. This includes diversity awareness both in casting and creating the project, inspired by Arts Council England's brilliant Creative Case for Diversity initiative.
The project must be boundary-pushing. Whether it is a world premiere, a rarely seen genre or style, or a piece that treads new social and political ground, the project must be bringing something definitively new to the table.
The project must be financially viable.
Associate producer Antony James and actors Oli Higginson and Meaghan Martin founded 3 hearts canvas in early 2019 with a passion to excavate the '3 hearts' of theatre, film, and music in search for bold, risk-taking new work that could be produced ethically, sensitively, and with a strong social responsibility. At the core of our practice is a pledge to create work sustainably, with a minimal carbon and ecological footprint.
The project must use sustainable practices wherever possible with a minimal ecological footprint, in line with London's Green Theatre initiative.
Our ethos doesn't prescribe what a project should be or 'look like'. It could be a musical, a Greek tragedy, a silent film, or a piece of music composition. Provided it excites us and follows these 4 points - WE'RE IN!
Theatre | Film | Music
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Meaghan is an American actress who began her career starring as Tess Tyler in Disney's hit films Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2. Meaghan went on to star as Jo in Mean Girls 2 for Paramount, as well as the cult-hit films Dear Lemon Lima and Geography Club, alongside a guest star role in House. Meaghan went on to star as Bianca Stratford in the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation of 10 Things About You for ABC Family. For her performance in the series, The New York Times called Meaghan 'the high point of an excellent ensemble'. Meaghan also played Julie 2 in numerous seasons of MTV's Awkward. Meaghan also appeared in the feature film Safelight opposite Juno Temple and Evan Peters.
In 2016, Meaghan relocated to London to train further as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
After graduating, Meaghan starred in The Actor's Nightmare at the Park Theatre in July-August 2019, with The Stage praising Meaghan's 'strong stage debut'. Michael Billington in The Guardian
complimented Meaghan's 'chilling' performance in the piece, playing a collapsing stand-up with a 'marvellous mix of ingratiation and panic'.
Meaghan went on to appear in the award-winning short films Unstable Bitches, Wives of the Landed Gentry and the topical Bad News opposite Edward Hogg and Varada Sethu which premiered at the London Independent Film Festival at Vue Cinema West End in early 2020. She also appeared in Naked Times, a bold satire directed by Jake Kuhn which premiered at the Cannes Straight 8 Film Festival this year.
Following her hugely popular performance in the groundbreaking video game Until Dawn, Meaghan has also worked continually in voiceover and motion capture, lending her voice and likeness to several major video games. She continues to voice the character Naminé in the Kingdom Hearts franchise and recently played Henrietta in Kosmokrats alongside Bill Nighy.
In 2021, Meaghan appeared in the new radio drama series Hell Cats, directed by BAFTA award-winner Kate Saxon. The series also features Erin Doherty, Michelle Fox, and Jonathan Bailey, and was a Sunday Times Critics' Pick.
Meaghan played Julie in the workshop of SMOKE by Kim Davies at the Arcola Theatre, produced by 3 hearts canvas and co-directed by Polina Kalinina and Júlia Levai. You can read more about the workshop HERE.
Recently Meaghan starred as Eleanor in the critically-acclaimed UK premiere of Carey Crimm's play Never Not Once at the Park Theatre, directed by Katharine Farmer. The production received ★★★★ in WhatsOnStage and The Guardian who described the play as a "visceral interrogation of the lasting effects and consequences of rape". The Upcoming's ★★★★★ review called Never Not Once a "play for our time - the topics it discusses resonate in every corner of society".
Meaghan has just finished filming a lead role on the upcoming romcom feature film 10 Dates written and directed by Paul Raschid. The cast includes Rosie Day, Rhiannon Clements, and Sagar Radia. Read more information about the project at the Deadline article here.
In addition to acting, Meaghan has a strong passion for writing and directing. Hugely interested in people, culture, and politics, she is currently completing a second degree in Anthropology & Environmental Sustainability which she hopes will further her ability to create important, interesting, and relevant art. Meaghan's knowledge in this area drives the methods by which 3hc strives to create work with a minimal ecological footprint.
Meaghan is represented by Mildred Yuan at United Agents LLP.
Oli is an English actor. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019, he made his television debut in the Shonda Rhimes Netflix series Bridgerton, and is currently filming Season 2.
He received 5 star reviews for his performance as Jamie in The Last Five Years at the Southwark Playhouse in London which Whatsonstage described as 'the definitive production', and won the Off-West End Award for Best Production. Oli was nominated for an Off-West End Award and a 2020 Stage Debut Award for his performance, appearing more than 50 times in the role. The production was subsequently filmed and streamed internationally by Stream.Theatre and Broadway On Demand.
Oli recently appeared in the new BBC series The Pursuit of Love, directed by Emily Mortimer. Oli plays Colin, opposite a cast including Lily James, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox and Dominic West.
Oli has just finished filming the new television series This Sceptered Isle, written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, for
Sky Atlantic. The series charts the arrival of Boris Johnson's government in No 10, and his subsequent handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Oli plays Saul, a special adviser working with Dominic Cummings, in a cast that includes Kenneth Branagh.
In September 2021, The Last Five Years transferred to the West End where it ran for a critically-acclaimed run at the Garrick Theatre.
Oli went straight on to play Fred in Jack Thorne's adaptation of A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic directed by Matthew Warchus, and starring opposite Stephen Mangan.
Oli went on to star as Jamie in the 2022 London premiere of the play LAVA by James Fritz who's previous work includes the acclaimed Four Minutes 12 Seconds (Hampstead Theatre) and Parliament Square (Bush Theatre). LAVA ran for a month at London's SOHO Theatre before embarking on a UK tour visiting Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Clwyd, Bath Theatre Royal, and Nottingham Playhouse.
Most recently, Oli has wrapped on the second season of the hit HBO television series Julia. Oli plays Jacques Brel in the series, working opposite a cast including Isabella Rossellini, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Lancashire, Stockard Channing, and Fiona Glasscott.
Since leaving Guildhall, other work includes appearing as Rob in the world premiere of Al Blyth's new play The Haystack at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Artistic Director Roxana Silbert. Oli also appeared in Michael McManus' new political satire Maggie & Ted: The Birth of Brexit at the White Bear which later transferred for a limited run in the West End. Oli's performed in plays at Theatre 503 and was directed by JMK award-winner Alex Brown in Napoleon Blown Apart at the Arcola Theatre.
Oli has appeared in numerous radio dramas, most recently as Victor in the BBC's Doctor Who radio adaptation for Big Finish Productions, and Jake in If We Are Moses for Hear First Productions.
Oli played John in the workshop of SMOKE by Kim Davies at the Arcola Theatre, produced by 3 hearts canvas and co-directed by Polina Kalinina and Júlia Levai. You can read more about the workshop HERE.
Oli is also a singer, and a published songwriter and composer who has performed in bands around London and composed music for theatre and film. He writes and composes under the outfit
Prior to training as an actor, Oli graduated with First Class Honors in Theology from the University of Bristol.
Oli is represented by Georgie Davies at Conway van Gelder Grant.
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