Our partnership with Honeywood Museum dominated these two years, with both Romeo & Juliet and Alice's Mad Tea Party having sell-out runs during the May half term. We also produced some beautiful work with our Young Company, who took part in numerous festivals and events across London and the South East. Our community outreach work also included a reminiscence theatre project in Waverley, delivering mask workshops at the Orpheus Centre in Godstone and for young people at Man In The Moon Theatre in Guildford. We also hosted backstage work experience placements from Bloomin'Arts as part of the Unite Festival, which also brought our new adult company together with Action Replay and our Young Company for the first time.
We worked with Sutton Mencap's day programme on the Connect2 Friendship project, using drama to explore a variety of social situations, from going shopping to making friends and safety while using public transport. For young people we hosted a masterclass weekend in stage combat and launched our Arts Ambassadors programme, giving young people the opportunity to understand, develop and implement marketing strategies. Wandle Valley pupils were busy making disaster film trailers and showcasing their mask skills (before heading to the high-seas for their panto), and our Action Replay drama group also heading 'Back to Wonderland' for their Christmas production. Phew! We like to keep busy ...