Dreamtime Shows is a family run business based in Bristol that produces and performs top quality issue-based pantomimes throughout the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering meaningful messages in an entertaining way. Our schools tell us how our shows provide a positive impact on the lives of their students, in both a personal and educational way.
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’.
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