We Are More Alike Than You Think We Are

We are delighted to announce we successfully secured one of Farnham Maltings New Popular Commissions and have started work on a new piece, We Are More Alike Than You Think We Are.

This project will be a combination of workshops with migrants, refugees and local communities in Folkestone to collate and collect stories of our rich diverse communities, focussing on people at the heart of it all, their interests and experiences. We are delighted to be working with several fantastic partners on this project who are: Ann Morgan, Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone Museum and KRAN (Kent Refugee Action Network).

We Are More Alike Than You Think We Are will be a new outdoor show, which will open next August. Keep an eye out on the show page here, for news and information.

The Kinder tour is complete… for now

We had an absolutely cracking time on tour with Kinder. It has been a joy to be back on the road, taking a show we have loved and nurtured over the last few years, to audiences across England. Although we made this show specifically for teenagers, all our audiences have responded so positively to the work, which has been so moving and heart-warming throughout the tour.

We were delighted to be joined by Nick Winton Jnr, son of Sir Nicholas Winton, at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. Nick was part of our panel for an audience Q&A after the show.

The good news is that Kinder will be touring again in Autumn 2024. If you know (or are!) a venue or school who are interesting in booking the show, please contact Matt on matt@smokingapplestheatre.com

Spectrum Youth Theatre Residencies 1 & 2

We have delivered our first and second SYT residencies this year. The first at the Little Angel Theatre, London, in partnership with Whittington Health Speech and Language Therapy, during the Summer holidays and the second at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, during October half term. The participants were amazing, as usual, and created the most beautiful puppets and story, which can be seen in the final films here and here.

Our next stop, for our third and final residency is at The Marlowe, Canterbury in February Half Term.

For more information on Spectrum, view the web page here.

“My favourite thing was the filming, doing it with each individual person, and the different scenes. And i’m proud of people for not giving up on making their puppets!” – SYT Participant