Good afternoon children, are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin.
OUR WORK WITH
A partnership between higher education institutions,
further education colleges and schools in South East Wales.
For the past four years we have been the primary performance practitioners working for First Campus, based out of UW Newport.
A large part of this work is the provision of live performance and workshops for young people. Sometimes connected to the curriculum, our overall intention is to raise aspirations in community first areas, and link young people in Wales to the opportunities of higher education.
ON THE WINGS OF LOVE
In collaboration with The Scribblers Tour 2012
On The Wings Of Love is set in the 1940's and tells the story of Archer McMillan, a low-paid journalist who dreams of being able to write fiction. As he sits at his writing desk, tasked to write about Timmy O'Peterson the seventh boy to fall down a well this year, he begins to day-dream about romance. Suddenly his day-dreams manifest themselves and Archer is torn between reality and fiction.
Through a highly physical, cartoon style inspired by French clowning traditions, this piece explores creative writing, our chosen career paths and children's boundless imaginations.
First Performance: UWN Carlen Campus 2012
In collaboration with The Scribblers Tour 2013
FLUFF INC is a semi-improvised performance piece that takes pre-written stories from children and makes them come alive on stage.
Three drone-like-factory workers who use complicated machinery to pack fluff into boxes (why they don't know) one day find a book of stories. Suddenly the monotony of their everyday lives is torn, as the boundless imagination of children wreaks havoc. They begin to re-enact the stories and experience true imagination and joy for the first time. Upon discovering their own imagination they suddenly realise their is a far more fun, easy and more effective way to pack fluff.
First Performance: UWN Carlen Campus 2013
MR & MRS PERYL'S
A Transitions Project for Yr 6
Mr & Mrs Peryl are the most Dangerous Married Couple in Britain, and for one day only THEY ARE AT YOUR SCHOOL!
Prepare yourselves to witness the impossible, as the hero, John Peryl: Dangerman Extraordinaire performs three death defying tricks... Or at least that's the plan.
After failing to work out the maths behind catching a speeding bullet (potato) in his mouth, John breaks down and admits he never went to Secondary School... He was just too scared.
Now he needs Yr 6's help to pluck up the courage and get his butt back to school.
South East Wales Primary Schools 2016
"THEIR BRAND OF THEATRE IS INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING: ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO WOULD NOT TYPICALLY
VISIT THE THEATRE"
WE MAKE ALL KINDS OF THEATRE: RE-TELLINGS OF EXISTING TEXTS, SIGHT SPECIFIC WORK IN UNUSUAL LOCATIONS, CREATING ORIGINAL DEVISED WORK AND COLLABORATING ON PROJECTS WITH OTHER COMPANIES. TO SEE WHAT WE DO JUST CLICK THIS BUTTON HERE --->
OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAME IS BECOMING PRETTY EXTENSIVE, FROM WORKSHOPS TO GCSE INSPIRED PERFORMANCES. IN 2014 WE BECAME THE MAIN PROVIDERS OF INFORMATIVE WORK FOR FIRST CAMPUS --->
WE LOVE A PARTY. HENCE WHY FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS WE'VE WORKED WITH THE RIVERFRONT THEATRE TO CREATE UNIQUE AND WONDEROUS SPACES IN WHICH COMEDY CAN TAKE PLACE.
LAUNCHPAD HAS BEEN OUR SIGNATURE EVENT, WHERE WE TAKE OVER AN EMPTY SHOP IN NEWPORT CITY CENTRE AND TOTALLY TRANSFORM IT INTO A UNIQUE IMMERSIVE SPACE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE MORE CLICKY CLICK --->
WE TALK ABOUT COMMISSIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATIONS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR. SO IF YOU'RE AT ALL INTERESTED PLEASE GET IN TOUCH --->
OF MICE AND MEN
"A guy needs somebody - to be near him. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you”
Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and Lenny Small, two very different men bound together by providence. Set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression, our hapless protagonists hatch a plan to leave their life of poverty behind and start anew. It seems so simple, and perhaps that’s what is so beautiful about it, but little do they know, fate still has a hand to play.
Based on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men this play barely needs an introduction. Since its first début on stage in the November of 1937 it has become staple in British theatre, and although many audiences have seen it before, they simple joy of its writing, through to the build up of its climactic end never fail to entertain and move audiences new and old to the story.
We've been performing the piece in schools for 4 years now recieving praise from both students and teaching staff.
"TIN SHED THEATRE HAS MANAGED TO PRODUCE AN ADAPTATION THAT MOST DEFINITELY DOES JUSTICE TO THE ORIGINAL STORY. WE FOUND OURSELVES ENRAPTURED WITH THE INTENSE TRAGEDY THAT BEGAN TO UNFOLD BEFORE US."
AN INSPECTOR CALLS
An evening’s celebration in a prosperous family household is interrupted by a late night caller. A man introducing himself as a Police Inspector. He has come to make enquiries about a young girls suicide, and from the moment he arrives an intrinsically woven thread of suspense, accusation, secrets and suspicion begins to unravel as we quickly learn that not everyone is as innocent as they may seem.
J.B Priestley’s exciting detective thriller is enacted piece by piece by Tin Shed Theatre Co. with skill and dramatic precision managing to balance the strangeness of the Inspector against the naturalism of the piece, exploring the mysterious case and focusing heavily on J.B Priestley’s strong themes of common responsibility and the importance of community.
We produced this piece last year and successfully toured it to over 40 schools nation wide.
If you would like to book or make an enquiry...
A place to crack open young peoples creativity
Hatch is a weekly youth theatre group run by Tin Shed Theatre Co, in Partnership with The Riverfront. During the sessions the children and young people will have the opportunity to investigate and explore skills in all elements of creation.
The sessions are focused on collaborative creation and aim to offer each participant the opportunity to curate their own experience. With visiting professional practitioners in a number of creative skill sets, Tin Shed aims to offer a fully rounded youth theatre that seeks to be led and curated by those taking part.
Sessions will focus on play, collective collaboration and a devised theatre and storytelling practice. We want to create a comfortable environment for children and young people to meet, interact and create together. As an open-access provision, we aim to welcome participants from all abilities and backgrounds.
Those who attend Hatch will have the ability to meet like-minded individuals and explore a creative outlet. The groups are aimed at providing a safe space to explore without fear or judgement. Children and Young people in attendance almost always find a place to develop individually, gain confidence whilst forming lasting bonds and friendships.
Led by a professional theatre company and by leading creative practitioners, the children and young people are provided many opportunities to participate in professional productions and progress through the company. Tin Shed also pride themselves on offering advice to young people interested in exploring the creative industries professionally.
Previous Hatch participants have progressed to professional roles in the creative industries in performance, technical theatre, youth theatre leadership and more.
Tutors – Georgina, Justin and Cassidy
*All of our tutors have extensive experience in providing theatre workshops for young people and are all DBS checked.
Sessions - Sessions happen every Wednesday Evening
Age: 12 - 16yrs, 7 - 8.30pm
Click the links above to book
*Hatch will run during school terms and will not run over Easter, Summer, Christmas and Half-Term breaks. During Summer we offer a week-long intensive drama session. Please contact us for more information.
Terms - There will be 3 terms a year; 2 focus on skills and training, 1 on making a performance. These sessions will culminate in two show-back productions at The Riverfront each year.
WHERE & HOW
Place – Riverfront Theatre
As a company that operates professionally from out of Newport, we are committed to making this work happen within the city. With the support of The Riverfront, we are able to provide these workshop provisions at the lowest possible rate.
By being a part of The Riverfront we are able to offer young people a creative and professional environment in which to exist.
With the use of their studio, basement and performances spaces we hope to inspire young people to envision a plausible future working within the theatre industry. With exposure to almost all professional elements of “making work happen”, HATCH students do not only perform, but they also write, direct and even tech their own shows.
How – Hatch is currently unfunded by any larger organisation. The money each participant pays goes towards the three workshop facilitators wages, materials for the running of the workshops, and the performances themselves.