The first part of this year was spent finishing and premiering Kinder. We opened at the Little Angel Theatre in May, having undertaken invaluable previews at EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge and then went on to perform a small cluster of shows at The National Holocaust Museum, The Horton, Epsom and Harwich Festival. We were overwhelmed with the positive responses to the show, including a five star review and a very special visit from Nick Winton Jnr, Sir Nicholas Winton’s son.
The Summer months saw us bring Arbor and Buzz to more audiences than ever before. Three new cast members joined the teams and we visited some brilliant new places including the National Trust sites at Box Hill and Hindhead Commons.
In July, we visited Palestine, and worked with young people from the UK, Ireland and Palestine, as part of a British Council funded arts project. Hosted by Ashtar International Youth Arts Festival, we worked on the creation of a large scale puppet, bringing together folk stories from each country.
We also delivered SYT Summer School, in partnership with Little Angel Theatre and Whittington Health Speech and Language Therapy. Working together for a week, we had a fabulous group of young people; designing and creating puppets and backdrops for a film called The Twisted Jungle, which was screened to friends and family.
2022 ended with us re-visiting a firm favourite in the SA camp, A Christmas Carol. Hosted by the Cornerstone, Didcot, this version saw the inclusion of a brilliant young company cast and we worked with them across the Autumn, to ready them for the run in December.