Formed by award-winning Director and Theatre Practitioner, Laura J Harris, we are The Boaty Theatre Company!
We might seem like the new kids on the block, but we have a wealth of EXPERIENCE driving this boat with PASSION and DETERMINATION always at the helm. And, yes... we do puns!
From our hometown in Ellesmere Port we create and produce award-winning, internationally recognised theatre and live performance. We build exciting works that challenge and entertain. We work with exceptional artists, performers and creatives to deliver engaging performances in all kinds of underused and unexpected spaces, challenging preconceptions of what theatre means and what it can be.
PROFESSIONAL | COMMUNITY | YOUTH
Through our professional productions and our youth performances we provide opportunities for young people to train and gain valuable, real life experience in the performing and production arts industries.
We provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages young people to explore and to thrive, not only as performers and artists, but as individuals working as part of a creative team.
Our young theatre makers have performed at some of the leading theatres across the country - including The Crucible (Sheffield), The Lowry (Salford) and Storyhouse (Chester) - as well as historical sites - including St George's Hall (Liverpool) and Chester Castle.
twisted | SHAKESPEARE | creative
We are well-known for our inventive adaptations of the works of William Shakespeare, always finding an interesting and contemporary spin on these classic plays, keeping them fresh and relevant, earning our adaptations the nickname TWISTED SHAKESPEARE!
in 2019 we were invited by the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY to take two of our Twisted Shakespeare productions to the birthplace of the Bard himself - Stratford-upon-Avon - and perform in the RSC Gardens as part of their celebrated open-air Dell Festival.
Besides this, we also deliver fun and educational workshops for schools and colleges. These range from 1-3 days and cover individual plays, historical and social context, actors' perspective, understanding language and text and so much more.
Every workshop is tailored to the specific needs of the school, or key stage group.
Our CREATIVE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOPS have won international acclaim and have been delivered across the UK and abroad by our Educational Team and in partnership with with our sister company, Chalice Productions .
For more information on Creative Shakespeare Workshops, contact Laura: TheBoatyTheatreCo@gmail.com
In addition to our Youth Theatre, we facilitate a variety of inter-generational activities including community theatre, a weekly Bo-Tea Bookclub, Crafternoon sessions, Guitar skillshare groups and our popular music "Sunday Social".
Our mission is always to create a sense of belonging and community that extends beyond the walls of the theatre.
Leverhulme Drama Festival
The RSC's Dell Festival
Hamlet at Storyhouse
We believe in the power of theatre and live performance and are very passionate about proving this!
We believe that theatre and live performance should be accessible to all and strive always to complement and enhance the understanding of and appreciation for creative performance in all that we do.
We are a grass roots, ‘for everyone’ company based in Ellesmere Port who support local people with a range of specific needs and abilities to achieve their creative ambitions through our on-going projects, performances, workshops and activities.
We are a not-for-profit organisation who believe in building a strong sense of community and civic pride.
We are passionate about social inclusion and mobility, self-belief and self-worth.
We are The Boaty Theatre Company!