Plays

‘Women’s Work’

“A unique performance in a unique venue.” “Really gave a taste of time gone by and how women were treated.” “Lots of information given in a relatively short time in a very enjoyable way.” “Learning about that period for women in an enjoyable way – good pace, poignant section and lively songs.” Evaluation comments from audience members

‘Buttons’

‘A huge thank-you to you & your professional team & this thought provoking production (I’m pleased to say that I can’t think of of any negatives or constructive critisicsm). I found the play true to life & factual to the treatment of Patients/Service Users, based on my opinions from my own personal experiences that I’ve seen, witnessed, heard & experienced many times.’

5 Borough’s Involvement Scheme member

‘No Bravery Without Fear’

“Excellent performance which completely engaged the children.” “The production was a very effective way of helping the children understand both sides of the WW1 story.” “Brought British history to life.” Evaluation comments from teachers

‘The Story of the Park’

‘I’ve just got in and couldn’t wait to thank you all for making today the huge success that it has been. Everyone I have spoken to from the Mayor of Wigan down to the causal visitor has complimented us on today’s achievements and commented on the excellent organisation. Please accept our sincere gratitude for your interest, generosity, hard work and enthusiasm.’ David Sykes, Friends of Lilford Park

‘It was a privilege to be involved.  Our staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the range of activities and our drama and dance students were proud to be involved in the presentations for their community celebrations.’ Venessa Shakespeare, Bedford High School

‘The Voice of RBUF’

“Thank you so much for all your involvement. I thought the script was really good and encapsulated many of the key issues we have in the borough currently. From the feedback I’ve received so far the drama went down very well and the discussion generated afterwards was excellent with lots of fresh ideas. I would also like to personally thank you for pitching in on the day and helping me with handing out and gathering the flipcharts, it was greatly appreciated and above and beyond the call of duty!” Mick Ayrton (Voice Programme Co-ordinator, RBUF)

‘The Domino Effect’

‘At last! Been waiting to do something like this for ages! Nearly started a drama group myself – but could not have done such a good script or have been as good at directing, acting or preparing/organising as you pros! Well worth the money & please come back!’

‘I enjoyed being able to develop something with an amazing set of people and being able to make it come alive as a group.’ Rochdale Borough Users Forum members

‘The interactive drama was particularly useful and effective – engaged more people.’

‘Domino effect and discussion – brilliant!’ Audience members

‘Edgeland’

‘Edgeland’ by Julie McKiernan provides the most powerful piece of the evening, asking us to explore what the edge of our tolerance towards other people is. A real thought provoking piece of theatre superbly handled by the four strong cast.’

10 Tiny Plays – Action Transport, Ellesmere Port

‘The Carers Champion’

‘Newfound were exceptionally professional and adaptable – there were no preconceptions on their part and they listened to what we wanted; helping us to clarify the best way to get our message across, suggesting a variety of scenarios, and we then agreed the best way forward. The day itself was excellent – it was very effective and the impact was powerful; they managed to get complex messages across in a way that made a whole range of issues relevant to staff and other stakeholders. Our feedback was amongst the very best we’ve ever had for a training course.’ Dennis Dewar PALS Co-ordinator 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

‘The Origins of the Olympics’

‘Thank you for your script. A couple of us have read it and enjoyed it too. You are to be congratulated on a novel and imaginative approach and have beaten the competition well and truly. Thank you too for the courtesy of checking with us. Regards Peter Thompson (Secretary) Wenlock Olympian Society

‘Not As Far As India’

‘The performance of the play was greatly enjoyed by persons present, putting over relevant issues in a most humorous manner, and providing much food for thought. One of our reasons for putting the play on after lunch is that we know by experience that this helps to retain the audience!’ Wigan & Leigh Carers Helpline

‘Carers Returning To Work’

‘The play conveyed a lot of information in an accessible way that was also entertaining.’ Sheila Gallagher, Wigan Social Services

‘Stirring Things up’

‘We are writing to thank you and all members of your drama group for giving of your time to come along and perform the excellent play.The performance, as usual, was very well received by the audience and certainly raised some interesting issues, and the feedback we have had so far has been most positive. There can be little doubt that such performances have much greater impact on audiences than speakers and panels. It does seem that the play has now become an integral part of Carers Day.’ Wigan & Leigh Carers Helpline

‘Tramping Like Mad’

‘It’s a skilful combination of history and a play about a man whose life without his hero is a void only bringing up his daughter can fill.’ ‘stirring up emotions with some beautifully engaging, observant dialogue’ News & Star

‘It’s a very well written play’ The British Theatre Guide

‘Those who go to see Tramping Like Mad will have their memories revived and leave with a lump in their throat.’ The Keswick Reminder

‘The Streets of Leigh’ (CreativeLEIGH)

‘A truly brilliant piece of theatre, using the Leigh Sports Village as a living stage to backdrop these fine performances was inspired.’

‘Brilliant in its promenade conception, excellent in its execution.’

‘A superb collaboration of drama, heritage and sport!’

‘Flawless, absolutely brilliant! Excellent, interesting and different. Original, informative and enjoyable.’

‘What was so good was the way that you mixed the tragic scenes with the uplifting comical moments so the audience was kept rooted to their seats all the time.’