It has been a pretty long time since we last gave you a blog update. So we had better fill you in.
We had an amazing 2019!
It was the end of an era as we said goodbye to our home at the National Waterways Museum and took on the life of wandering, performing nomads, rehearsing in every space we could and generally making our mark on the world. What have you been up to do I hear you say?
Well.....We kicked off 2019 with performing Hamlet at Storyhouse in Chester to excellent audiences and feedback. We designed an educational workshop and performed The Tempest for a school group from Switzerland.
We thought we would have plenty of time to tell you guys what we had been up to when the phone rang and on the other end was non other than THE RSC!! We were asked to perform our adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Much Ado About Nothing' as part of the Dell Festival in Stratford-Upon-Avon. It was a fantastic opportunity and we enjoyed every second!
Made new friends at Bridge Wellness Gardens which is the new home of our outdoor summer Shakespeare and we will have info on which plays we will be performing for summer 2020 in due course.
We were truly overwhelmed by how many awards we were nominated for and super proud of the ones we won!
Laura won the Outstanding Contribution Award from Cheshire West and Chester Voluntary Arts.
The Boaty won Youth Project of the year at the Cheshire West and Chester Youth and Community Awards and our youth company won Best Play and our ensemble collectively won Best Actress at the Leverhulme Drama Festival.
We finally achieved our charitable status and so now we are The Boaty Theatre Company CIO!
2020 has big shoes to fill, but it already has the potential to bigger than before!!