Purple Theatre are passionate about bringing art and culture to everyone.
Previous projects include:
Drama in the National Forest. A group of 10 to 17 year olds spent 10 weeks devising a performance in Snibston Country Park which was then performed at Timber Festival.
Drama and nature. Visiting two schools in Leicestershire over the summer term, 60 young people from Years 5 and 6 devised their own piece of drama based in the woods and using eco friendly materials. This was performed at Century Theatre alongside workshops on costume, lighting and sound.
Much Ado About Nothing and Hero's Song. Working alongside 1623 Theatre Company and Play On Shakespeare, we invited womxn from the community to discuss their views on marriage and shaming. These workshops informed a new piece of writing by Tamika Steadman which was a response piece to Ranjit Bolt's translation of the original Shakespeare text. This was livestreamed and performed in front of a live audience at Century Theatre.
Let Me Be. In partnership with Graeae Theatre Company and 1623 Theatre Company, we designed and delivered two 10 week projects working with disabled artists to create and share their own piece of work based on social injustice and Shakespeare. This was shared online with theatre professionals, colleagues and friends.
Behold! These workshops supported by the Metro Charity in collaboration with 1623 Theatre Company, explored being LGBTQ+ and the impact of isolation after Covid using creative tools such as free writing and pieces of text from Shakespeare's works.
Purple Theatre have led many other one off workshops and Sam Beckett Jr guest lectures at Universities.