Many projects on the go!

Well we have lots of things happening and lots to tell you about

“Shoulder To Shoulder” 

Suffrage Project

This exciting project is really getting moving. Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company ( our sister inclusive company)  has had two amazing workshops with Paper Birds. Paper Birds are well known for their incisive social commentary theatre and their devising methods.  Check out their website 

In July and beyond we have a further four more workshops to devise a new play. In between we shall be rehearsing and working hard on all the great ideas which are coming forward.

Other companies are also getting going - Stantonbury are meeting with Zoo Co next week to start off their work and Abingdon and Witney College have been working with Vamos who are well known for using masks in their theatre work. Haste are working with Didcot Girls School to produce an installation. The Actors Company are working with Stan’s Cafe. We’ll  be writing more in our blogs as all the projects unfold.  

This overall project has been funded by Awards For All, The Arts Council and the Milton Keynes Community Foundation.

As well as performing at Stantonbury Theatre on 5th October and the Royal and Derngate on 21st October  we have been invited to perform at the MK Lit Fest!  We shall be performing a piece on Sunday 23rdSeptember. MK Lit Fest is based at the Holiday Inn and what an exciting line up we have this year. Check it out!

We are also part of MK Fringe Festival  with “Funny Faces” and “Paradise Lost”  – two very different events – Check them out!

Funny Faces 

Next Page Productions

On 13th July at MK Gallery  these two moving and funny monologues will start the next phase of the tour. “Simply Joan” and “Wot Sid Did” will be performed in Milton Keynes moving on to further destinations in the Midlands.  The show is proving to be very popular and its simple staging means it is very easy to tour.
Don’t miss it!

From Anna Bee

“This work is about how we all try to be the architects of our own lives, just as the architects of MK tried to plan a utopian town. It’s a piece to mark MK50. Members of the homeless community chatted about how they feel about Milton Keynes, whilst ripping up some of the original architectural plans. Their thoughts are recorded and shown inside a tent, which is lined with the ripped-up plans. It’s ultimately a very human piece about how we all make plans in life and sometimes things don’t work out as we’d anticipated. (The title was suggested by one of the interviewees)  This piece was created in collaboration with the wonderful Rosemary Hill, Elliot Willis, OpenDoorMK, and the amazing people who were prepared to chat with us. Many thanks to all of them”.

Entertaining Mr Sloane 

by Joe Orton

We now have a full cast for this and we are very excited!

Sloane – Richard Galloway
Kath – Lisa Stenhouse
Ed – Peter Halpin
Kemp – Colin Jeffrey

It’s on at Stantonbury Theatre  on 1st, 2nd and 3rd November. 
tickets are on sale now!

So we are keeping very, very busy and we love it!

Rosemary Hill
Artistic Director

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