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ABOUT TRAP DOOR THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.

TRAP DOOR THEATRE PRODUCTIONS is a Community and Applied Theatre Company offering inclusive Creative Art projects, across the North West and online Performing Arts classes for students to prepare for a career in the industry.

 

HERES SOME OF OUR APPLIED THEATRE AND ARTS INTERVENTION PROJECTS

 

ON COMMON GROUND

To celebrate St Patrick's Day, Liverpool Hope University Drama and Theatre Studies students and members of the community are presenting two one act plays with an Irish theme:

On Common Ground, by A C Courtenay

A piece of thought provoking theatre, addressing the politics, interrelationships and conditions of life in care. Here we see the struggles of immigration, compromise and a search for understanding. With everyone trying to find their own place, will they all be able to find a common ground? 

 
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COMMUNITY CHOIR PROJECT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH S.C.R.A. & LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY AND TRAP DOOR THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Childwall Community Choir Project November 2021- Present day.

Starting in November 2021, I have worked alongside Liverpool Hope University and S.C.R.A, delivering bespoke person-centred Musical Vocal workshops, to community residence in Childwall Liverpool. We set up a community choir through interactive and immersive choral techniques, filled with lots of laughter song and a little dance, we have helped empower local residence, who have often felt moments of loneliness and isolation throughout the pandemic. This applied community project, raised awareness to the importance of wellbeing and the need for music and song.

 
 

APPLIED THEATRE PROJECT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

Dementia Care Theatre Workshops

Across Liverpool and North Wales

 September-October 2021

Throughout September and October we delivered bespoke person-centred theatrical workshops, to care homes across Liverpool and North Wales. Through our interactive and immersive storytelling, filled with lots of laughter song and dance, we helped empower local residence, who have often felt moments of loneliness and isolation throughout the pandemic. This applied theatre project, raised awareness to the importance of wellbeing, mental health and the need for a dementia positive society.

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“That was wonderful! You were both excellent, our residents have really enjoyed all of it, you are brilliant at what you do!”

Jodie from Gwastad Hall

 

BRINGING THE WELSH AND LIVERPOOL COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Walk a Mile In My Shoes was a theatrical production which addressed the interrelationships between urban architecture, site specific, promenade and verbatim theatre. Through archival and ethnographic action based research, the project aimed to create an exciting, provocative production, inciting social commentary and engagement within Liverpool, on the ontological theme of transitions, evolution of change, philanthropy, past and present human living conditions and child welfare.

This exciting project aimed to create an accessible piece of site specific, promenade theatre, working in the exact building where the L.S.P.C.C was established. The audience were transported back in time, imbued with the historical resonances of the building, and with the immersive theatrical storytelling. The audience were taken on a time travelling journey from the 1880’s, to 1940’s to present day exploring Everton’s long forgotten historical narratives.

This was a community and applied production was created by the local community for the local people and took place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September 2018. All monies raised went to charity, £100 was donated to the Shewsy Club, £100 to St Peters Church, £100 to the West Everton Community Centre and £100 to the N.S.P.C.C.

 
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