Autumn Progression Season Announcement

Autumn Progression Season Announcement

‘Lo, Warriors, Saints, and Sages appear!’


Autumn 2020 is set to be BIG whether we are home or away. Our Artist Development programme Progression brings you a season of masterclasses, talks, performance opportunities, and shows all around the theme of children's theatre. The season is now live so go check out what's on offer, snap up those free masterclass spaces and get your tickets, now.

See the full programme here

See the season brochure here

Highlights of the season include:

Animal Tabletop Puppet Making with Judith Hope
Mon 19, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 7pm-8pm & Wed 4 Nov, 7pm-8.30pm

This course will focus on designing and constructing 4-legged animal tabletop puppets, using easily sourced materials and simple tools. Judith will be demonstrating the process in 4 ZOOM classes and you will be doing the making in your own time.

Judith Hope is a puppet designer and maker: the Little Angel Theatre, Les Enfants Terribles and the RSC amongst others.

Find out more here 

Sensory Theatre and Oily Cart with Tim Webb & Ellie Griffiths
25th Oct 10.30am - 5pm

Hands-on experience of Oily Cart's pioneering methods including one-to-one theatre and a range of video examples. 

Tim Webb, MBE, directed 86 productions for Oily Cart, the world’s leading sensory theatre company engaging hard-to-reach audiences including the very young or those who have complex barriers to communication.  

Ellie Griffiths has been the Artistic Director of Oily Cart as its Artistic Director since 2019 after performing in several of its shows. She specialises in making sensory performances for and with young people labelled as having complex needs. 

Find out more here

Theatre-Rites week-Long Project
2nd - 6th November 10am - 5pm

Led by Theatre-Rites’ Artistic Director and puppetry expert, Sue Buckmaster and Lecoq trained Associate Artist, Charlotte Dubery, this 5-day workshop is a practical and playful exploration of the company’s devising process when making work for young audiences.   

Find out more here 

GENERATOR Kids in Focus
14th Nov 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Paying homage to Tramshed’s history as a generator for trams, this is our regular scratch event. Check out the amazing artists who will be performing their new pieces, and help them shape them into the future with your feedback.

Find out more here 

26th & 27th Nov 7pm

Progression’s end of season Festival of Performance named after the time the Tramshed was used to charge trams. 

We are proud to present 2 premieres by artists who took part in Generator Summer 19 and were offered residencies in the Spring 20.

PAM (Work-In-Progress) by and with Eliza Cass, directed by Gemima Hull.

A comedic and big-hearted look at loss, joy and self-expression; asking who gets to be an artist? And what happens when we call ourselves one anyway.

Eliza Cass is an emerging theatre maker, comedian, poet & solo artist, focussing on individual stories with universal appeal and using comedy, dance, theatre and live art to bring them to life. 

NoMad by and with Nell Hardy

A solo show about homelessness, trauma and the fear of contaminating those we love.

Nell Hardy is an actor, writer, director and facilitator. She works from a place of social responsibility. NoMad is based on her own true story.

Find out more here 

Progression Producer Andre Pink about the season:

This season 'Lo, Warriors, Saints, and Sages appear!’ explores the world of visionary artists who make children’s theatre. Its name was borrowed from the poem Dreamlands by Lewis Caroll, and here it celebrates the wisdom and deeds of the artists and companies who have been reshaping what children’s theatre is and can be. Step on the story carpet as they share their magic toolkits!

Progression is the Tramshed’s programme of artist development and every season we offer Performance and Training opportunities for Emerging Artists aged 16 to 25 (but we can be flexible!). All opportunities are FREE or have seed money attached to it!

This season has been mostly planned to take place at the Tramshed where we operate under our Covid-safe guidelines, but we will move them online if needed.

I will see you at the Tramshed! Enjoy!

Progression is our programme for emerging artists offering free opportunities to gain skills and experience in the performing arts. This season is supported by Esme Fairbarn and Arts Council England.

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