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A rollicking adaptation of three outrageous, absurd and hilarious stories (and two Bab Ballads) by the master of Victorian black comedy Sir W. S. Gilbert, brought lovingly to the stage by The Ornate Johnsons’ David Mounfield and Brian Mitchell. Now immortalised for his partnership with composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, Gilbert was, in his own right, a renowned playwright and comic writer and, like Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, a master of “Nonsense” verse. As a regular contributor to Punch and…Find out more »
We will be holding a free workshop for all ages to introduce 'Fundraising for Creative Activities'. The workshop will include an Introduction to Writing Bids; Budgets and give you an idea of the huge variety of funding opportunities there are for you! We will talk about what fundraising might mean to you; what sort of expectations funders have and most importantly what interests you have in hosting creative events. Nigel Turley from Funding for All will be bringing his experience of providing mentoring support…Find out more »
Award-winning theatre company The Foundry Group (Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks) and BBC4 sketch group The Ornate Johnsons have joined forces for this brand new staging of the hit play about British pioneering aviators Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown and their daredevil dash across the Atlantic in the tiny open cockpit of a converted Vickers biplane. In this glorified kite they flew from Newfoundland through dense fog, sleet, snow and hail - sometimes upside down - to…Find out more »
Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of beautiful paper puppets and wondrous fantasy. Lewis Carroll's Wonderland floods onto the stage in a whirl of strange contraptions, handmade puppets and extraordinary characters. 'I don't wish to go among mad people,' said Alice. ' 'Oh, you can't help that,' replied the Cat, 'We're all mad here...'. Join Alice…Find out more »
As a part of our first anniversary at No.34, Ideas Test brings you a special photography residency and exhibition from local photographer Simon Martin - 'Your Town'.Find out more »
To celebrate National Storytelling Week we are working with The Wheels on Debussy and Sun Pier House to bring you a one-man musical for children 3+ and families. From the icy clutches of the Snow Queen to the desperate dreams of The Little Mermaid to the edge-of-the-oven cunning of Hansel and Gretel, join us for a feast of fairy tale where beloved stories, bewitching music and the once in a lifetime chance to help our heroes and heroines along the…Find out more »
Want to see fantastic live theatre without having to go far and having to go out late?
Brilliance is a love story performed by 5 amazing actor-musicians and is being brought to The Alexander Centre in Faversham by Farnham Maltings and Ideas Test for a matinee performance.
This is a show that is bound to light a spark from the inside out.