What’s Up?

We’ve got a number of exciting upcoming projects, so here’s what’s up!

Merely the Dreams of Children

Our first full length show, Merely the Dreams of Children is a semi-verbatim play charting the extraordinary journeys taken by the children in the Kindertransport programme during WWII.

The project will be written by Katie-Ann McDonough and Daisy Watford and directed by Katie-Ann McDonough, with puppetry direction by Harriet Ziebell.

Two performers animate a puppetMerely The Dreams of Children tells the stories of 6 children making their way from Nazi Germany to Britain in 1938 as part of the Kindertransport movement. We follow the refugees as they make their way by train and boat to London’s Liverpool Street Station. Focusing on the journey itself, we follow the children’s first steps away from their lives in Germany and explore their hopes and expectations as they escape persecution. Merging reality with fantasy, each child’s dreams, hopes, and expectations are brought to life using puppetry, movement, sound, and music.

Keep an eye on our current productions for more details as they emerge.

Museums at Night: Stormy Seas and Starry SkiesStormy Seas and Starry Skies - May 13th and 14th - Rainham Hall

As part of our Outreach scheme, we have been approached to create a piece of theatre for the National Trust’s newest property, Rainham Hall in Essex. Exploring the world of the 18th century coffee house and the lives of sailors from the era, the piece will be performed on May 13th and 14th as part of Museums at Night. Tickets go on sale in early April.

Ballroom and Latin Workshop

Our next Skills Exchange workshop will be on Sunday 3rd April, when Helen Thomas will be leading a workshop on Ballroom and Latin dance (time TBC). Over three hours, participants will learn four dances, Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha and Jive. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, although more experienced dancers are welcome too, and there is no need to bring a partner. This workshop will be open to anyA couple ballroom dancingone who works in the building, whether front or back of house.

Helen has been dancing since she was 2 and has trained and competed in ballroom dance for the last 10 years. She was the Captain of her University Dancesport team and led them to their first national title at Blackpool.

Email us at fohtheatrecompany@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Ballroom and Latin’ to reserve your place now.

New Writing Showcase #3

We’re currently going through submissions for our third new writing showcase. Look out for more details coming soon.