Brightonshed, Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden @ Brighton Open Air Theatre. A vibrant reimagining of Francess Burnett Hodgsons classic story, that explored themes of isollation and labelling, and the healing power of nature and family, winner of The Children's Choice Award at Brighton Fringe 2016.

Brightonshed Fringe
  Brightonshed Timehop            

Timehop@The Open Market was a unique site specific performance involving participants from school groups across Brighton and Hove. Inspired by and inhabiting the Open Market we explored the site's stories and heritage through installation, music and movement.

Brightonshed Brighton Moves
  Brighton Moves   

Brighton Moves was created in collaboration with Architects of Air, presenting a series of workshops and performances inside one of their Luminariums. The event took place over a whole weekend in 2013 and included work from Brightonshed Theatre Company members and school groups from across the region. Brightonshed explored themes of migration and journeys to Brighton.

  Battleship Island      

Battleship Island was an interactive theatre piece with and for children and their families, which draws on the fragility and beauty of the world we all live in. It premiered at The Basement on Wednesday 11th April, during the Brighton and Hove Children's festival 2012. Taking young audiences on a thrilling and thought provoking journey using soundscapes, visual imagary and live performance installation, Battleship Island told the story of friendship, community and courage. Audiences were invited to venture into the unknown,become immersed in the island's fantasy, meet its inhabitants and hear their stories.           


...threads...was an inclusive dance theatre project - a creative journey that explored young people's relationships with the stories and lives of their elders over five weeks. BRIGHTONSHED worked with primary and secondary school pupils and young people in the community to gather stories from older people and turn these into a dance theatre film.


...threads... ran for a total of nine weeks culminating in a series of school performances, involving participants and using music composed with Audio Active by a a group of young people referred by the Youth Offending Service working. A public exhibition of the work took place at the Brighton Dome on 30th/31st July 2011


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