Like all theatre companies our 2020 looked a little different to how we expected. We were fortunate to receive an Emergency Funding grant from Arts Council England which enabled us to make the live digital Zoom version of our library show Super-Spies in Lockdown (later Super-Spies Online) which involved live clue trails around the towns of Poole, Torbay and Havant. It was lots of fun and an interesting dive into the world of digital; we’ve since performed the show for communities in Dorset, London, Buckinghamshire, and all over the Midlands!
Our real life library show Book Club for Super-Spies and our baby show toooB are both ready to tour. Tour packs are available for both so let us know if you’re interested in programming.
If you’d like to support the company moving forwards we’d be incredibly appreciative; you can get in touch here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this year we received an Arts Council grant which is enabled us to continue research and develop our new show which is a collaboration with Theatre Newfoundland, Candada. We visited them in Cow Head in 2019 and we’re continuing to work together online to devise a show about the migration of merchants fisher folk from the South West to the shores of Newfoundland in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
We produced a short film to show some of the results of the R&D.
We are also working with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, The Poole High Street Heritage Action Zone, BCP Council, Poole Museums and other arts organisations in Poole to deliver a cultural programme starting later this year and culminating in a community play for Poole in 2023.
We have recently been commissioned by Activate to create Gallycrows, a new piece of outdoor interactive theatre for to be performed at Moors Valley and in Symondsbury for Inside Out Dorset this September.
toooB is our brand new show for under 3s and their grown ups. It was developed with Lighthouse Poole and premiered there before going on to do a short tour. The show is designed by Verity Quinn, composed by Tom Ball with Lighting design by Dan Saggars and the company was mentored by Sarah Argent. It is co-direccted by Lynne Forbes and Tamsin Fessey.
Book Club for Super-Spies
Book Club for Super-Spies is an interactive library adventure show for 5-10 year olds and their families. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a tour pack for this show and keep an eye out here for tour dates.
Mirabel Merryweather has a tricky case to solve and she needs your help! Full of music, mystery, mayhem and mindfulness and featuring puppetry and with clues to solve, Super-Spies is supported by funding from the Arts Council England and was co-produced by The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant.
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Formed by graduates of the prestigious Ecole Lecoq, Angel Exit Theatre is a shifting ensemble of performers with a shared passion for new dynamic physical theatre, under the artistic direction of Tamsin Fessey and Lynne Forbes.
To date Angel Exit have devised, produced and performed eight original pieces of theatre, all critically acclaimed. They have very different stories, but what the shows have in common is a strong emphasis on storytelling through physical ensemble theatre, using the European traditions of clown, chorus, melodrama, and buffoonery.
‘Angel Exit... is weaving stories with more than a little theatrical magic... There is so much vivid theatricality and inventiveness at work here.’