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The Optimists 2021

A free online producer training course for freelancers working in the theatre sector; whose opportunities to produce work and gain practical experience has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Associate Producer

China Plate are seeking two Freelance Associate Producers to develop a co-curated programme alongside the development of Bus Boycott (working title) - a new musical written by Roy Williams OBE, with music & lyrics by Tim Sutton.

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All of Me: The Audio

Adapted from the grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, multi award-winning stage show All of Me; Caroline Horton, Alex Swift & Elena Peña bring you a dark audio trip about dark things.

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All of Me: The Twine

An intimate, absurd online exploration for one player, who must navigate their own journey through this unapologetically dark show about dark things. By Caroline Horton & Alex Swift, based on the stage show All of Me.

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Boats On An Ocean

A short audio piece by Nick Walker, exploring the emotional impact on healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Featuring as part of the Coventry Creates online digital exhibition.

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Where I Go

(When I Can't Be Where I Am) A short film about love, isolation and living with chronic pain by Rachel Bagshaw & Chris Thorpe. Commissioned as part of BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine series - Filmed in Lockdown.

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Boats On An Ocean

An audio piece exploring the emotional impact on healthcare professionals during the pandemic, contrasted with the hero narrative.

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All of Me: The Audio

An audio version of the hit Edinburgh stage show, recorded in a living room in lockdown.

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All of Me: The Twine

An interactive digital journey through the hit Edinburgh stage show.

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All of Me

POSTPONED: An intimate & absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die & what can happen if we sit together with the dark.

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Bus Boycott

This upbeat musical featuring Ska, Calypso and Pop tells the story of an epic and vital fight for fundamental human rights.

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Rural Touring Dance Initiative

Helping to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of dance promoted by Rural Touring schemes all over the country.

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Status

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more.

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It Gets Lighter From Here

1st December 2020

Hundreds of 60 second digital commissions, providing moments of happiness and hope, to be released throughout the day on Monday…

Hundreds of 60 second digital commissions, providing moments of happiness and hope, to be released throughout the day on Monday 21 December.

Written by West Midlands Culture Response Unit

All of Me: The Audio and All of Me: The Twine

23rd November 2020

Adapting to new formats accessible during the pandemic, Caroline Horton and team leap into the digital, interactive world, with two…

Written by Mobius

Freelance Task Force Reflections

27th October 2020

Rafia Hussain shares with us, her thoughts and experiences; having been part of the Freelance Task Force, sponsored by China…

Written by Rafia Hussain

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Associate Producer (x 2 Freelance, part time)

China Plate Theatre are seeking to appoint two Freelance Associate Producers to develop a co-curated programme alongside the development of a new musical. ...

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The Optimists 2021

A FREE online producer training course for freelancers working in the theatre sector....

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