Drama group marks its tenth anniversary
STROLLERS on the seafront joined Shadowbox theatre company in celebrating 10 years of their work last Thursday afternoon and evening with Cloud House, a new walkabout theatre piece.
Cloud House, which examines the theme of isolation through the thoughts and images of actors with intellectual disabilities, was performed by Mandy Finlay, Keith Harvey, Natasha Maloney, Aimee Richardson, and Liam Ryan, who all worked extremely hard on the production.
The director was Gemma Gallagher with the help of crew Frieda Hand, Michael Meakin and Greg Murray.
The performance was set in and around a ‘timeless tent’, an igloo-like structure set up on the grass at the seafront and aimed to explore what it feels like to be outside and not allowed in, to have no home, no escape and no right to wander freely.
Shadowbox, with this work- inprogress, continue to develop their particular visual theatre style, capturing an audience’s senses and imagination with imagery that is both striking and thought-provoking.
The development of this piece was funded through the Arts Council Projects Grant Programme, with the hope that the Company will be able to continue this work and perform to as wide an audience as possible.
This will only be possible with further funding. Organisers welcome any suggestions of funding or sponsorship possibilities towards this aim and they placed a donation/suggestion box at the back of the tent.
Shadowbox can be contacted on email@example.com.
Shadowbox performers Mandy Finlay, Liam Ryan, Natasha Maloney, Keith Harvey and Aimee Richardson, who performed on Bray seafront.