One of the most rewarding parts of our work is the community event. These are glorious events which come from the memories of local people and are developed and performed by community members and in particular the children. These events differ from traditional community plays (the community come together to perform a scripted play) because the play is devised by the participants themselves from living history.
The projects start with intergenerational reminiscence sessions with the younger and older people of the village which yields numerous stories from which a play is built. The local children then develop the story into a play usually held as a promenade performance. We believe in involving everybody in the community to act, make costumes, build props, sets and - the icing on the cake - special artworks created just for the event.
These are such glorious affairs utilizing various performance spaces, music, dance, art and or course plenty of theatre. All undertaken with fun laughter and the guidance of our professional theatre and art team. Full of enjoyment, success and a fabulous collection of new memories, friendships and community spirit.