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'Jack and the Beanstalk'  Winter 2022/23 Up close, immersive and very interactive

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More than 70 performances

in schools and day centres

from mid-November to mid-January,

 

and just a handful of shows

open to the public:

NEWSFLASH!!Additional tour dates announced for May!

Saturday 14th January

at 11am

The Red House Museum, Christchurch

(performance at Somerford Arc)

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Tuesday 17th January 

at 1.45pm

Stour Connect Day Service,

Sturminster Newton

This performance is especially suited to the disabled community

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Thursday 19th January 

at 2pm

Branksome Community Centre

This performance is especially suited to

Home Educating Families

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Community performances

 

​​If you are supported by any of these organisations, please contact them directly for performance details.

Saturday 7th January: The Dorset Children’s Foundation / DCF Saturday Club at Montacute

Saturday 14th January: Winton Gateway Club

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We LOVED the whole performance! It was wonderful to see our less confident children up, dancing and smiling.

Lots of feedback from parents saying they went home singing songs, dancing and drawing pictures of the event”

“Great adaptation of the story, humour was perfect for the children and adults. LOVED the inclusion of the audience members!

All adults and children really enjoyed every aspect, thank you”

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What to expect

laugh, join in, gasp, sing along, go home smiling...

  • We stage our Pantomime in-the-round rather than on a distant stage, allowing the whole audience to see and hear properly. Its a very immersive experience, with the actors surrounded by and interacting with the audience. The action feels VERY close, especially if there's a hungry dragon on the prowl or a chase scene!

  • Around 30 audience members can have a small part in the show, from minor speaking parts to interactive scenery (strictly volunteers only - we never pick on people!). It makes each performance unique to its audience, and adds a layer of fun and involvement far beyond dragging unwilling participants onto stage, or just shouting from your seat.

  • We are a small company, our cast are very skilled, and every show is written for specific actors to perform using their unique talents. With the freedom to harness the skills of our cast members, our shows might include live music, stilt-walking, gymnastics, rapping, sword fighting....things which make live theatre vivid and exciting.

  • We write for children, families, and people with disabilities of all ages. Age guide 4+. Shows are 1 hr 15min with no interval. We have a 'soft start' - during the first 15 minutes you can volunteer to be in the show and have a quick practice of your part, and anyone who's anxious can meet the baddie beforehand so that they can relax and enjoy the show. We all laugh together: there's no jokes which might make you feel uncomfortable in the company of kids.

Cinderella!  Panto for winter 2023/24

Book 'Cinderella' now for your school or venue!

We're usually fully booked by the end of Feb, so drop us a line now:   info@treehousetheatre.com

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Photo credits on this page: Louisa Lindsey-Clark, Tom Sparrow, Rob Jayne, Hattie Miles

Wondering where our story came from? Read on...

Jack and the Beanstalk
Story Creation - September 2022

STOP PRESS!!  

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we've been awarded Arts Council funding to write our Pantomime

with help from ALL OF YOU!

Whats at the top of the Beanstalk? You decide!!

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Environmental Responsibility

We have committed to making this tour as sustainable as possible - thinking about how we make and re-use

the props and costumes, how we travel around, and how our audiences reach the shows.

Accessibility

We want to make our work as accessible as possible - wherever possible we are striving to remove barriers which stop YOU enjoying our shows.

We have been working with Chris Flounders from Simply Training for the past 2 years to embed sign language in our shows, and continue to build on our skills and knowledge with every production.

We try to hold performances that are accessible on public transport, or are right at the heart of the community we want to perform for, at sensible family friendly prices.

Please drop us a line for more info or any suggestions

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Thanks to Arts Council funding, we have created the story for this year’s Pantomime - 'Jack and the Beanstalk' - with help from all of you!

​We toured an interactive version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to schools, venues and events during September  - YOU have decided what  happens next - and helped perform it too!

 

 

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It's been hilarious, silly, collaborative, and full of unexpected characters, monsters and plot twists!

The ideas from these improvised performances will be gathered together and from that amazing well of creativity, our panto will emerge! The stories are very unique to their audiences, with 'in-jokes' and often have a strange dream-like quality. Its fascinating to see where different groups of people wander from the same starting point.

 

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All of the improvised stories are here - we invite you to read, enjoy, and tell us what you think of them!

Any ideas that you really like?

Any characters you'd like to see more of?

What would YOU have contributed to the story if you were there?

Thank you to everyone who came to a show!

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