Company

Vision

We support people to transform their lives and strengthen their communities, through making and experiencing world class theatre and participatory arts.

Mission

We work mainly with disadvantaged and excluded communities across north and east Kent. Much of our work takes place in the most deprived neighbourhoods of Chatham, focusing particularly on young people, families and adults with long term unemployment and mental health issues.

Lead by our founder and Artistic Director Nancy Hirst, our work explores social issues and injustices which demand societal change, through our programmes and workshops in community buildings, youth clubs, schools and drop in centres.

We support people to develop strong, authentic voices. Participants in our projects gain personal, social, professional and creative skills that often lead to education and employment, as well as an increased sense of empowerment which acts as a catalyst for further social change.

Rooted firmly in our local neighbourhood, our branches spread further afield. We use the personal as a reflection of the global experience, touring to audiences across the UK and developing national and international partnerships to ensure our work remains innovative, invigorated, excellent and inspirational.

Values

All our activities are brought together by common values and a shared approach. We create high quality work that promotes the authentic voice of participants and reflects a genuine sense of place. We strive to be:

• empowering and collaborative
• inclusive
• excellent and inspirational.

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‘A sharp, impeccably performed and blazingly impassioned piece of theatre…simply terrific’

★★★★  The Times