East Ham Library - Saturday 2nd March 2024
Kilburn Library - Saturday 9th March 2024
Tickets: Free (But must be pre-booked)
Calling all kids, big kids and adults far and wide... we would like to invite you to our special free retelling of the much-loved story...
"To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever, nasty trick . . ."
Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man who always has bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is scheming and sly and always thinking of the next horrible trick to play on her husband. The Twits are so ghastly and evil that they even stop their poor nephew James from having any friends and keep the Muggle-Wumps and Roly Poly Bird captive. But not for much longer! James and his new friends are planning to trick the terrible Twits so that they can escape and put a stop to the frightful pair once and for all!
Following on from our successful performance of The Reluctant Dragon last year and our outdoor tour of Fantastic Mr Fox throughout the Camden parks, The Black Dog Theatre Creation are back with more fun with this special retelling of The Twits by the amazing Roald Dahl. Using puppets, poetry and even the odd rap, this is sure to be a really fun performance.
Running time: 35 mins approx.
Supported by The Applecart Arts, East-Ham Library, Kilburn Library, Arts Council England and Alfie James Productions
"A unique, special theatre project"
The Black Dog Theatre Creation is a special not-for-profit theatre group set up and run by Alfie James Productions which aims at using performance skills to support people suffering from poor confidence, anxiety and to help to reduce the risk of people becoming isolated. It is also open to those who simply love being creative, learning new theatre skills and staging plays regularly. Now in its sixth year it is slowly growing and is building its reputation as being a wonderful, positive, and successful group. We currently have two groups in Colchester and Camden, London and we often run short bite-size projects in Brentwood and Suffolk. We develop small projects, workshops and performances and work with other artists to offer our members the opportunity to engage in a wide range of artistic skills. Our projects are free to access and open to all.
To find out more about us click here:
Can you believe it? In 2024 The Black Dog Theatre Creation will be celebrating its tenth anniversary since it first opened its doors. Over the past ten years, we’ve worked with so many members, artists, performance spaces and formed links with other community support groups. We’ve taken part in an outdoor festival, survived Covid, tripled our audience sizes, created over 15 productions, and even got our heads around developing our own audio plays!
But we couldn’t have done it with your help. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us. We really appreciate your kindness and help.
MIND THE GAP…
Our Colchester group have been taking a small break this year whilst we develop a new and exciting link with the Heritage Lottery Fund, The East Anglian Railway Museum and the Essex Records Office to create a wonderful new project as part of our tenth-year celebrations. This November we will starting our next Colchester Black Dog Theatre Creation project based on learning all about life in Colchester during the Victorian times. From steam trains to farming to fashion and the social class system. We will be learning how to use museums, artefacts, as well as the Essex Archives before devising a special performance based on the Railway Children. The performance will be performed at the East Anglian Railway Museum in early 2024.
We’ll also be on the look out for some new members to join us so if you’re interested in getting involved then please get in touch.
CHAMPIONING ACCESSIBILITY IN THE ARTS
Some of our Colchester group members have been collaborating with local Mersea Island Mayor and disabled artist, Sophie Weaver to bring to life a beautiful story inspired by her life on to the stage. Ruptured Duck: the play was first created as an audio play during the lockdown. It explores accessibility and disability in the arts with the hope of breaking down barriers and the stigmas often attached to disabled artists taking part in performances. The play will be performed for free at the Kelvedon Institute on Saturday 11th November.
NEW GROUP IN EAST-HAM, LONDON
We are delighted to be forming a new Black Dog Theatre Creation in East-ham, London. We have partnered up with the fantastic and hugely creative team at the Applecart Arts Theatre to create the new group for adults wishing to develop their confidence, self-esteem, make new friends and explore performance techniques. The group will be free to be involved in and will be opening its doors in late November.