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Dreamtime Shows Ltd

MATTHEW WREN ANDREW – MANAGING DIRECTOR

Matthew has been performing since he learnt how to walk and it was inevitable that he would end up training as an actor in his home town of Bristol.

He gained a BA (hons) in Performing Arts, specialising in Musical Theatre at Hull University and followed that up by becoming the lead male vocalist at a 5* hotel in Cyprus, performing to 800 guests each evening and running the ‘Kids Club’!

Matthew has worked with some of the very best Theatre-In-Education companies in the UK, having completed 12 National Tours as an Actor and in recent years as Director and Choreographer creating and launching over 20 National Tours across the UK.

His productions have covered a wide range of issue-based theatre (including ‘Anti-Bullying’, ‘Stranger Danger’ and ‘Anti-Vandalism’) right through to fun and frivolous, high energy, pantomimes!

He also worked on CBBC’s Children’s BAFTA winning ‘Trapped’, where he played the ‘Moonhowler’.

 

DREAMTIME SHOWS

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that our productions are the best in the market and to this end we are delighted to work with our Freelance West End Creative Team who bring so much passion, joy and experience to each production! From toe-tapping Choreography to witty one-liners and sensational sing-alongs our team deliver outstanding productions each and every time.

Alongside our wonderful Freelance Creative Team we have our Freelance Production team who work tirelessly to bring you vibrant, engaging, awe-inspiring sets as well as wacky, wonderful and lavish costumes and props that will blow your mind! (Watch out for the Beanstalk in ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’!!)

A visit from Dreamtime Shows is an adventure into the exciting world of pantomime where our primary aim is to entertain while educating.

BUT . . . the learning doesn’t stop there! With every high-energy, rip-roaring show we perform we leave a valuable teachers pack to continue the work in classes and assemblies once we’ve gone so the message continues to filter through.  This resource is related to the show and provides great added value at NO EXTRA COST!

WHY CHOOSE DREAMTIME SHOWS?
  • We come to you
  • We can adapt our incredibly visual scenery to fit into ANY sized space
  • We bring all of our own equipment and are completely self-contained (although we do need a plug socket!)
  • Our actors have individual radio microphones adding to the theatrical experience  
  • Our costumes are specially designed for our productions giving it that ‘wow’ factor
  • Each show is accompanied by a teachers pack enabling you to continue the work in classes and assemblies once we’ve gone
  • Our actors are DBS checked
  • Safety is our main concern and we hold a fully inclusive Public Liability

 

WHAT SCHOOLS SAY ABOUT US:

 “A fantastic end to the Christmas term… This performance was used as an attendance incentive so an enjoyable experience but also supports engagement and achievement in our school. We’re booking for next year!”

Cluster Manager, TNLP Trust, Leeds

“The children were very animated and really enjoyed themselves and joined in the spirit of it . . . the activity pack is an excellent idea”
Assistant Head Teacher, Gosforth Central Middle School, Newcastle

“The previous evening I saw another production of Jack and the Beanstalk at a local theatre. Your production was much more enjoyable and professional. I loved it as much as the children. Can’t wait for Aladdin next year!”
Assistant Head Teacher, Barton Hill Academy, Bristol

“The best show yet we’ve had at our academy! Absolutely Loved it! Well done Dreamtime!”
Business Manager, E-Act Academy, Manchester

“Amazing performance covering all our values and expectations . . . excellent performance thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and staff”
Perry Court Infant & Junior Schools, Bristol

“An excellent performance! The props allowed the children to enter a world of fantasy. The actors singing, speaking and dancing was superb. All the pupils were entranced by the production, they were totally engaged by the storyline and actors”
SENCO, Pentrebane Primary School, Cardiff

 

Key Projects

Jack & the Beanstalk 2015

Help our HERO on his way, we need YOU to SAVE the day! Everyone knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk but this 2015 educational adaptation of the adventure we know and love will make your children really think about CONSIDERATION, ACCEPTING OTHERS and OVERCOMING DIFFERENCES! A laugh-a-minute hit with your children and a big tick in the box for Ofsted (those meanies!) we ask: Can Jack find the INNER STRENGTH and CONFIDENCE to defeat the Giant? Is the Giant really a meanie or just MISUNDERSTOOD? What will it take for Jack to CONSIDER the impact his DECISIONS have on his poor mother Dame MiMi? The show has a quick pace and is a lot of fun and the children are involved in the action throughout. We can adapt our scenery to fit into any sized space and is suitable for all ages from 5 – 11. For children to gain maximum benefit we ask schools to limit the number of children to approximately 250 per performance. WHAT SCHOOLS SAID: A fantastic end to the Christmas term . . This performance was used as an attendance incentive so an enjoyable experience but also supports engagement and achievement in our school. We’re booking for next year! Cluster Manager, TNLP Trust, Leeds The children were very animated and really enjoyed themselves and joined in the spirit of it . . . the activity pack is an excellent idea Assistant Head Teacher, Gosforth Central Middle School, Newcastle The best show yet we’ve had at our academy! Absolutely Loved it! Well done Dreamtime! Business Manager, E-Act Academy, Manchester An excellent performance! The props allowed the children to enter a world of fantasy. The actors singing, speaking and dancing was superb. All the pupils were entranced by the production, they were totally engaged by the storyline and actors SENCO, Pentrebane Primary School, Cardiff

Key Personnel

Sally Andrew
Business Manager
Les Andrew
Educational Liaison Officer
Jenny Andrew
Choreographer