Students from Stratford-upon-Avon College have set up their own theatre company.
Five months ago, ten students from the College were challenged to form a commercially viable theatre company. The work, funded by the Learning Skills and Improvement Service (LSIS), was designed to provide the participants with a new approach to their subject area, combining academic knowledge with entrepreneurship.
Since September 2010, the group of students has worked very hard, taking on every aspect of the company work from budgeting to marketing, stage managing to directing. The first part of the challenge is drawing to a climax and February 11th saw the first night of their three-week tour. Their chosen project, entitled ‘Cockroaches’ is a hard-hitting, original piece of theatre which explores the psyche of the troubled mind.
Susanne Mountney, Performing Arts Lecturer, commented, “It has been an exciting and eye-opening experience for the students. They have been lucky enough to receive support and expert advice from a number of well established bodies and professionals, including the RSC and Tread the Boards founder, John Partridge. You can follow the journey of the Tilted Theatre Company online at www.tiltedtheatrecompany.co.uk or come and view their work.”
Hannah Scott, student, said, “Creating Titled Theatre Company has been an interesting experience and though at times it has been hard, I’m sure our upcoming show ‘Cockroaches’ will be a tremendous opportunity for us to show what we are capable of.”
Tilted Theatre Company are performing their debut work 'Cockroaches' at the Attic Theatre, Cox's Yard on Friday 18th February. For further details of the Tilted tour and to book tickets please visit the website.
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Posted on Tuesday 15th February 2011