2015 shaped up to be an absolute corker! We chucked ourselves in at the deep end, kicking things off with a Spring UK tour of CELL which was co-produced by house. We then took Ted on another adventure in August to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he played for the whole month, received a string of five star reviews, award nominations and sold out audiences. Chuffed doesn’t even cover it.
Over in camp Alf, we were hugely privileged to have Arts Council England support our premiere stage of development for In Our Hands, allowing us to finish the show and undertake a series of regional showcases in London (sold out), Folkestone, Plymouth and Falmouth. It was a relief that at least half of these locations were by the sea so our rehearsal diet of pasties and fish and chips (sustainably caught of course) may continue. And also to get city audience and coastal audience perspectives on the show…
We were also back at Buckinghamshire New University in the Spring, teaching the second year module on puppetry and started running Spectrum Youth Theatre at the Little Angel Theatre in the Autumn. SYT is a puppetry youth theatre specifically for autistic young people.