We are delighted to announce that Arts Council England have awarded Stuff and Nonsense funding…
Our two organisations have worked together since 2008, reaching over 100,000 audience members through a joint commitment to providing local families and children with an awe-inspiring and memorable theatrical experience over the Christmas period. Our festive season, an annual tradition for families and schools across Plymouth, runs from early December until mid-January, typically reaching over 10,000 audience members across 75 performances.
Over the unique circumstances of the last year both organisations have looked carefully at their activity and priorities and have decided that investing in a closer relationship makes sense to both parties. This will see us work together more frequently, not only on performances but also digital projects, outreach and access work. Together our work will inspire children, fuelling their creativity and learning, and building a future generation of theatre-goers.
Adrian Vinken, CEO at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “We’re thrilled to be working even more closely with Stuff & Nonsense on this new production. Bringing my grandchildren to see their brilliant shows is always a highlight of the theatrical year for me, and I’ve no doubt that their new show Pinocchio is going to bring a lot of smiles to a lot of faces and instill a love for live performance in some very young theatre-goers.”
Pinocchio is Stuff & Nonsense’s most ambitious show to date. Increasing our cast to three, and introducing an impressive staging, audiences can expect a physically impressive, surprising and memorable experience, with music composed for the show by Dom Coyote (Associate Artist, Kneehigh).
The investment from Theatre Royal Plymouth will ensure the performance has wide appeal and reach. Outreach work in Plymouth will be extended, and the production will be filmed with Audio Description and Captions available digitally.
Photo taken during devising rehearsals at The Lyric, Bridport by Holly Miller.