Broken Leg Theatre

Established in 2008 our company performed our first production in the basement of a small cafĂ© and have since gone on to perform two home-grown plays at the Nightingale Theatre, the Hackney Empire and London’s Greenwich Theatre.

Broken Leg is currently funded by Arts Council England to research our latest production, Three Generations.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Let the touring begin!

So last month we dipped our toe into the world of touring ready to plunge in head first next summer.
We have been signed up by Making Tracks who organise touring in West Sussex. Each year they create a menu, but instead of listing food it is filled with theatre, that said, we are all a little bit tasty in Broken Leg Theatre! But, bad puns aside, the menu they accumulate is filled with a fantastic variety of children's theatre, music acts, traditional shows and forward thing theatre such as our own show, that the venues around West Sussex can choose from.
In November we were invited to go to Petworth and give a short preview performance to a few of the venues' representatives. So we all bundled our costumes into two cars, grabbed some sandwiches from a garage on route and then travelled through the trees that lined our route from East to West Sussex.
While we were at Petworth we treated really well with free drink and cakes, and not any old cakes, mini cakes! In my opinion everything is just a little better when it is mini.
Our performance went down really well and generated lots of questions which is always great. The worse sort of theatre is the type that is forgotten instantly. I think even our little snippet got people thinking.
So now it's a waiting game. We have to now wait as though we were in a kitchen waiting for the orders to be shouted out, one scampi, one lemon sole and one Broken Leg Theatre please. Yes chef!
We could get one show, we could get ten, we just have to wait and see. I really hope we get lots as if they are all as fun as this foray into the world of touring and filled with as many bad jokes and giggles it should promise to be a great summer.

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