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Townsend Theatre Productions are a professional community interest company (CIC) with a reputation for producing imaginative, entertaining socially relevant live theatre and community education of the highest quality that reaches venues of all kinds, especially for new audiences in areas of low cultural engagement.
Their past productions have included the stories of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, The Shrewsbury Pickets, Jayaben Desai and the Grunwick Strike, the Spanish Civil War, The Chainmakers’ fight for a minimum wage, versions of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ and the Clydeside shipbuilders’ fight for the Right to Work.
Their work features powerful narratives of real-life events connected to working class social history and the trade and labour movement, celebrating overlooked inspirational figures that strived for social change, as well as detailing contemporary issues and challenges that face working people now.
They specifically aim to reach audiences that don’t regularly participate or engage with the arts, and perform in community venues - community centres, arts centres, schools, colleges, residential homes, libraries - aiming to make their work as accessible as possible to all audiences. Recently, as a consequence of the pandemic, the company have created an outdoor touring venue to continue to create ‘safe’ touring theatre work. The venue is called, ‘The Talking Horse’, and it comprises a converted horse-box front-of-house and a large tent with stage lights and sound.
We fundraise to maintain all the components of creating theatre work that can be toured across the UK; funds for maintaining touring vehicles, lighting and sound equipment, building sets, sustaining marketing, filming, recruiting writers, actors and artists, building contacts and associations with relevant organisations and venues, as well as links with communities and maintaining the company’s administration.
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