News

The wonderful world premier of Oliver in the Overworld approaches

03 Feb 2017

The designs are approved, the set is commissioned, the puppet makers are creating ‘Spanner in the Works’ and ‘Spoke in the Wheel’, and all the casting is confirmed for this, the first stage version of Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood’s marvelous musical what-not ‘Oliver in the Overworld’. Lovingly staged by our Artistic Director and beautifully … Read more…

Jolly Preparations for 2017 Continue

18 Dec 2016

We are well on our way with the preparations for ‘Oliver in the Overworld’, our new musical extravaganza which will be touring all over the UK in April and May 2017. The scenery has been designed, the puppets too, by amazing international designer Chris de Wilde (see the picture of the ‘white card’ model, that’s … Read more…

Research and Development has begun…

05 Sep 2016

For a new work with international performer and director Annie Stainer. Arts Council England have awarded us a goodly sum to get going on the studies. We are dancing, dreaming, puppeting and playing in the studio, and about to film some of our shenanigans. The show will be for young adults, a first for us, … Read more…

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Krazy Kat and the Arena Theatre Wolverhampton

22 Jul 2016

The Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton are one of our favourite venues, with a great Disability Arts Development programme. And we are so pleased to announce that they have invited Kinny to be a patron! Way to go Wolves! (And of course he said yes.)

Our Artistic Director included in Queens Birthday Honours List 2016

06 Jul 2016

We are delighted to announce that Kinny Gardner has been awarded The British Empire Medal for services to Children’s Theatre and Disability Arts in this years Queens Birthday Honours List. We are all so proud and pleased, and of course look forward to some pix of him with the Queen.

Magicnessity and Flutage touring the UK until 2nd July

15 May 2016

The Very Magic Flute has begun it’s madcap UK tour, with 3 sold out performances at the Pleasance London and The Mill Studio Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. And we’ve seen friends in schools in Preston, Lancaster, Haywards Heath and St Albans. A whirlwind of puppets, tricks, music and silliness, we are enjoying a fun and … Read more…

Signs of the Time project receives Arts Council England funding.

04 Apr 2016

We are so pleased to announce that we have been awarded the funding for ‘Signs of the Time’. So as well as appointing a new Deaf Associate Artist, we will be creating ‘Rapunzel and her Witch’, touring mid Nov 26- Dec 24th  2016 for the Christmas season, and then the wonderful musical ‘Oliver in the Overworld’ … Read more…

Our Artistic Director wins (another) award…

21 Mar 2016

Kinny was delighted this month to receive the Towergate Care Award 2016 for an Outstanding Contribution to the Education Sector. He’s looking to get a bigger mantelpiece…

CINDER-ELLA quick wee tour February 2016-

08 Feb 2016

Dates for your Diary! CINDER-ELLA quick wee tour February 2016- Thurs 11th Arena, Wolverhampton at 7.30 pm click for link Fri 12th Arena, Wolverhampton Guardian Live talk at 4.30 pm Sat 13th The Door, Birmingham Rep Theatre 11.30 am and 2 pm click for the link Sat 20th The Garrick, Lichfield 11.00 am and 2 pm … Read more…

Discuss Disability in theatre, with The Guardian Live and Kinny Gardner

12 Jan 2016

Guardian Live | A Nation’s Theatre: Wolverhampton – Disability, a creative advantage? | The Guardian Members