Spaniel In The Works Theatre company specialise in high quality theatre performances for as wide an a audience as possible. This includes performances in non-theatrical venues including museums, libraries and art galleries as well as village halls, pubs and theatres. We also perform hard hitting, well researched conference performances and training events dealing with child protection issues including domestic violence and abuse.
Venue: Gloucester Waterways Museum
Full Price: 10.00 (includes a light supper)
Dark Tales of Gloucestershire
Tommy Atkins and The Canary Girl - one hour performance for Rememberance Day looking at a couple in the First World War in Gloucestershire and in particular the munitions factory workers. "Moving, powerful and emotional" - audience member - Museum in the Park
From the company that brought you Dark Tales of Gloucestershire, (“Total Entertainment” – The Citizen) comes a new show featuring the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Forget about happy endings as Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company tell the original stories collected by the Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, using rhyme, puppets, music and dance! Hear the horrible happenings of Hansel and Gretel, discover the sinister side of Cinderella and the terrible tales of Tom Thumb in this lively funny family show, Grim Tales of The Brothers Grimm. Suitable for children over 7 years old.
In 1899,Howard Blackburn sailed single handed across the Atlantic from Gloucester, Massachusetts to Gloucester,England. This feat was made more remarkable as he had lost is fingers 15 years before through frostbite. This one hour performance tells of Blackburn's life, adventures and the hardships he endured. Fearless Navigator is part of a series of events called Forgotten Sporting Heroes of Gloucestershire which capture the spirit of the Olympics. Created in partnership with Gloucestershire Archives, Museum in the Park and supported by the Arts Council
Double bill performance looking at twqo forgotten sporting heroes:- "Mad Jack" and the Severn Bore tells the remarkable story of Colonel John Churchill, commando, longbowman, champion bagpipe player, concentration camp escapee and the first man to surf the Severn Bore. "The Fearless Navigator" is the inspirational tale of Howard Blackburn who in 1899 sailed solo across the Atlantic despite having lost his fingers 15 years before through frostbite. "A gripping monologue that is funny, thought provoking and poignant" - Fringe Secrets review of Mad Jack and the Severn Bore "Brilliant, moving, emotional and inspirational" - National Waterways Museum
This year, Stroud in Gloucestershire, will host its very first theatre festival taking place on Septmebr 6th and 7th. Looking at hosting over 20 d...