On Monday 10th July, we were lucky enough to perform excerpts from two of our theatre shows at Ways With Words – a ‘festival of words and ideas’ at Dartington Hall.
We are thrilled to have been awarded funding from Arts Council England and the Jim Laker Fund to help us tour The Ghosts of Mr. Dickens around the UK!
During October 2016, our production of The Tempest toured to theatres, places of education and community venues. Our closing show was performed in London to an audience that included guests from Doctors Without Borders. Thanks to the generous donations from our audiences across the country, we were able to send them away with a cheque for £1,550.43 for the incredibly vital work they do.
We’re really excited to announce that we will be collaborating Yellowbelly Theatre! Together, we are producing an adaptation of The Tempest – exploring the European Migration Crisis and raising money for Doctors without Borders.
In January 2015, we produced Beyond Expectations. The show re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic Great Expectations, telling the story of Estella Havisham. The entire project lasted nine months: starting in Devon, taking us up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, touring through Cornwall, Somerset and London – a round-trip of over a thousand miles!
The 2015 NATE Conference (National Association for the Teaching of English) took place in Newcastle on 27th June. We offered delegates a presentation about using theatre in English lessons.
We spoke at the EnglishUK ELT (English Language Teaching) Conference in London on 1st November 2014. The session, entitled ‘Performing Arts as a Universal Language’, explored how drama can aid comprehension in English Language Teaching.
We were commissioned to create a brand new show for Flux Liverpool Arts Festival. We ran Drama Workshops with over 75 students across Liverpool. The young people discussed the causes and consequences of cyberbullying, examined factual sources and helped devise material that was later used in the final show.