Drama group marks its tenth an­niver­sary

Bray People - - News -

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 shad­ow­box-the­atre@ocean­free.net.

Shad­ow­box per­form­ers Mandy Fin­lay, Liam Ryan, Natasha Maloney, Keith Har­vey and Aimee Richardson, who per­formed on Bray seafront.

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