5 Children & It

5 Children & It

Based on the novel by E.Nesbit, Anthea and her brothers and sister live in a sleepy small northern town. She’s longing for a bit of adventure, but there’s nothing to do! Until one day, they make a strange discovery on Scarborough beach…

Join Anthea, as she tells her magical story through music, story-telling and puppetry. Sometimes the best adventure’s can happen on your own doorstep.

Developed with support from Arts Council England, York Theatre Royal, & in association with Explore, 5 Children & It is ready to tour to venues & theatres now, with their first performances being at Sheffield Theatres as part of their Together Season earlier this year.

Pandora

Pandora

So I took Pandora and the story of the box, and I made her a real life woman living in todays “Broken Britain”.

Pandora wanted the fairytale.

She wanted the prince and the castle and her “Happy ever after” because that’s what the books said that she’d get…her very own shiny piece of the pie.

She very nearly had it to be fair…

And it was just how they said it would be.

She had the prince and the castle and that happy ever after of hers was closing in so fast she could almost taste it…

Almost.

But not quite…

Because you see there are no fairy-tales.

There never were.

They’re just myths, fabrications, figments of someone’s imagination…

A lie…if you will.

And so as everything unravels and begins to fall apart, she takes us down the rabbit hole, where fairy tales end and horror stories begin, as  piece by piece her life is dismantled, and she finds herself  thrown under the bus by the only two people she thought that she could trust.

A mix of autobiography and real life stories woven into fiction create this dark, “Un- fairy-tale”, as “Pandora” sets out to shine a spotlight on topics such as homelessness, poor mental health and emotional vulnerability leading to exploitation and sexual assault and explores the lengths that people go to in order to escape.

HEADS OR TAILS logo

Heads or Tails

‘Heads or Tails’ is Skye Hallam’s debut one woman show and is about to join the Brighton Fringe digital lineup following a sell out run as one of the, “most poignant entries into the Living Record Festival 2021”.

Heads or Tails is an uplifting piece of existential pop culture comedy. It tells the story of a young woman taken too soon, who is given the opportunity of a life, or rather, death-time.

Who wouldn’t relish the chance to meet someone who’s gone to the other side – this is your chance. This show promises an hour of unadulterated freedom, tackling the most difficult of subjects with frankness, humour and ease. From Nazis to Barry Chuckle, nothing is off-limits.

The show is inspired by Skye’s personal near death experience, prior to graduating from RADA in 2016. “Having the chance to share my work via the digital theatre realm has been such an incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to get started on the live stage production with the team at ReCreate.

‘Heads or Tails’ received 6, 4**** reviews after it’s digital debut at The Living Record Festival 2021.

Baby

Baby

A dark comedy examining what it means to be an adult as a die hard feminist discovers she’s pregnant with a boy.

BABY is a 3-hander dark comedy following a young woman who queries her desire to carry a pregnancy to term when she discovers the baby is a boy. Prodding at the line between her principles and what she is willing to put into practice, BABY is an interrogation of the nature of adulthood, responsibility and what it really means to love.

Since its original development through the Royal Court’s Introductory Group, Baby has had a short R&D at Space Clarence Mews, an initial production at Clapham Fringe Festival, and a major redraft in early 2020. In 2021, it will undergo a full R&D process, leading to a third, performance-ready draft.

BLACKLIST / fig leaf

BLACKLIST/ Figleaf

BLACKLIST / Figleaf is a dance double bill that reveals the vulnerability and openness that the medium of Krump entails. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of street culture, tapping into Josh’s personal archive and exploring themes of vulnerability, brotherhood and masculinity in British society.

BLACKLIST is a high energy piece, delving into themes of brotherhood, isolation and friendship. An exploration into the internal and external struggles of two entities vying for survival, but also self-expression – which in many ways is a mode of survival in itself. BLACKLIST is a piece steeped in interplay and contrast.

Fig Leaf explores toxic masculinity in British people, opening the debate around where true masculinity and strength lies. Reflective of society, it showcases the relationship between two men whose feelings swing back and forth between love and support, to anger and aggression. Should they trust their tough exterior or vulnerable interior?

BLACKLIST / Figleaf is currently touring as part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and is funded by RTDI and Arts Council England.

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