Projects with Young People

Leonard Cheshire Can Do Merseyside improvisation/script workshops with special school pupils with learning and physical disabilities.

‘No Bravery Without Fear’ short T.I.E piece performed in schools by Green Room Creative Productions with accompanying workshop. Green Room Creative Productions

The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool Colourful Caricatures improvisations with KS3 students inspired by artist Jennet Thomas’ film ‘The Unspeakable Freedom Device’.

Gilded Hollins Primary School, Leigh Bringing History to Life, narrated reenactment of a 1922 trip to London by local elementary schoolchildren.

LP100 Lilford Park Centenary Celebration involving pupils from six Leigh primary schools and one High School Bringing History to Life, narrated reenactments of key events in the history of the park leading up to its opening in 1915.

Newfound Theatre Company 9 one-act TIE plays with accompanying workshops for 11-13 year olds including ‘Around the World in 80 Plays’ about world festivals and ‘The Origins of the Olympics’.

Platt Bridge Young Mums Group/Children & Young People Services Wigan writing/research workshops leading to publication of book & commission of stage play, Be a Rhino Not a Sheep, for teenage pregnancy awareness day. Young Mums aged 16-19. Article

Words11 Festival The Wednesday Club a fictionalised account of local vicar’s work with young offenders & his correspondence with a prisoner on Death Row, Georgia, performed in church by professional actor & local young actors 16+.

Words11 Festival/Willpower Theatre Company writing workshops leading to short scripts inspired by the work of Amnesty International, written & performed by teenagers 13+.

Haigh Fever (Wigan Pier Theatre Company) research/improvisation/script workshops leading to promenade performance around Haigh Hall, Wigan. Years 9 & 10 from 4 High Schools. Article

Junior Turnpike Community Theatre Company research/improvisation workshops leading to play performed in community venue. Local children aged 9-15.

Leigh Sports Trust/Heritage Lottery intergenerational research/improvisation workshops leading to commission of scripted promenade performance The Streets of Leigh by 60+ performers around Leigh Sports Village. Years 9 & 10 from 3 High Schools, 3 Youth Theatre groups (ages 9-15), F.E. students (ages 16-19), Rotary members, Over 50s Forum, Local History Society members, 2 local amateur dramatic groups & members of the public aged 19-92.

Leigh Excellence Cluster Heritage Project intergenerational poetry day for primary schools leading to booklet. Years 4 & 5 from 5 primary schools & local people aged 60-80.

Higher Folds Estate Community Plays (Wigan Pier Theatre Company) intergenerational research/improvisation/script workshops leading to 3 community plays performed in community centre. Residents of the estate aged 9-85.

Turnpike Community Theatre Company intergenerational research/improvisation/script workshops leading to 4 community plays performed in community venue. Local residents aged 9-85.