Twisted Willow Theatre

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Twisted Willow Theatre
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Twisted Willow is an exciting new theatre company founded by two graduate friends and their passion for theatrical creativity. Based in Cambridgeshire, we have been working together for six years, having developed The Poppard Youth Theatre Group and later a student company devoted to the revival of Shakespeare, The Loyal Shakespeare Company. As Poppard, the pair wrote and directed original theatre performed at government conferences, hoping to revolutionise services for children and young people. We were received with much critical acclaim and offers to tour the country.

However, we went onto study drama at university in Cambridge, and our stunning performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was described as ‘The best Shakespeare play I (the reviewer) have ever seen’, selling out the Mumford Theatre. The production, along with all our future Twisted Willow shows was complete with its own original score, live music, handmade costumes and original choreography. Our Musical Director, Nicky Bryan, has extensive experience in composition and production, and is keen to bring extravagant live music to all our shows.

With both innovative new writing and adaptations of traditional theatre, we aim to combine the enlightenment and poetry of drama with the beautiful settings of the East Anglia countryside. We have a strong knowledge of Shakespearean theatre, and our school tours aim to make classical drama and other curriculum literature relevant and exciting for the minds of the future. We believe that arts and literature is vitally important for the development of children and young people, and know how to engage and evoke interest from all ages from two to eighteen.

For the more adventurous however, we promise to present boundary-crossing original writing, which explore and question the many faces of the human state, modern culture and Everything. We intend to bring our writing to a variety of mediums including film and radio. Our yearly summer theatre production invites all the family to some enchanting outdoor venues for refreshments, quintessentially English weather, and entertainment suitable for everyone.

past events

May 2015

January 2013

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