What people have said about SAVVY
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
“I would like to pass my congratulations to you and your team at Savvy Theatre Company. Your work will make a huge difference to young Londoners and provide them access to opportunities and activities that they may not otherwise have had."
Denise Keane, Arts Coordinator, Crisis Skylight
"They really love it and it's made them into a little community. Vital for wellbeing and connection."
Gina Higgins, Careers Lead, Beckmead College
"For the past 3 years of our partnership working, you have always managed to build excellent rapports with both staff and students. Nothing has been too much trouble, and you have gone over and beyond to provide work experiences and drama workshops at short notice to facilitate the complex needs and varied needs of our learners."
Oliver Lewis, (former) Cabinet Member for Culture & Regeneration in Croydon
"SAVVY’s unique energy, inclusivity and creativity, and their exciting and memorable performances make them a real asset to our cultural scene and to our newly-refurbished arts centre. They make a huge difference to so many lives locally, helping residents of all ages and abilities to develop their confidence and talents. We are proud and delighted to welcome them to Croydon and look forward to working with them in the future."
Paula Murray, former Creative Director, Croydon Council
"Just to say that a week on I am still smiling at Treasure Island - what an impressive production and at such a scale. Great production values and energetic performances. SAVVY is leading the way when it comes to integrated theatre practise. True inclusion at work."
Scott, Support Worker
“I’d like to say a personal thank you from staff and students for yesterday as you guys made us feel really welcome and part of the group from the get go. Alice and yourself were amazing and really understood how best to support each learner which was so nice to see, but most importantly they all had fun and left with big smiles on their faces. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves”
Melissa, Audience Member
"Just been to see the production of A Midsummer Nights Dream in Beddington Park and I loved it! It was fantastically acted, the props and use of the park were genius, and I can't remember when I've enjoyed a version of this play more! (and I've seen it a lot...) Wonderfully immersive theatre. Wickedly funny and a truly talented company."
Ethan, Work Experience
"I really learned a lot – about how to work with people with disabilities and how that it doesn’t matter what mood you’re in you’ve still got to get on with it and drama helps you overcome that and get in a better mood."
Laura, Audience Member
“I had such a good time and it was so lovely to see first-hand the incredible work you do and all of the different inclusive groups you work with. It was clear what an impact Savvy has on the lives of the people who attend and there was such a positive community feel throughout the evening which was so nice to witness.”
Lucy, Teacher at Wandle Valley Academy
“Brilliant! Thank you so much for your support and hard work, the event has given the whole school a much needed boost of confidence and feelings of team spirit etc at the end of a hard year. It was more than just a drama performance.”
Kieran Rose, Freelance Artist
"SAVVY has that sense of fun and imagination while challenging each group in the best way that works for them which creates high quality work for all to watch. It was great seeing the difference in facilitation techniques and language to get the best of the group that you are working with and I love that you have created a space that allows people to be silly, creative and leave with a smile! SAVVY feels like a family and not like a drama camp, which makes the company more like a community of creatives, which I love!"
Chris, Young Company
"Drama with SAVVY Theatre gave the step I needed to pursue what I thought was impossible at the time for a challenged young person like myself"
Gemma, Action Replay
“Everyone is welcome and everybody is different. SAVVY is my second family”
Ric, Parent of Take-2 member
“It's seeing how you all work so hard to make everything as good as it can possibly be fore the audience ... and especially for those taking part. I see the way the Take-2 company responds to you - and it's a joy to behold!”
Alex, Adult Company
“SAVVY gives me the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills”