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Town Choir Comes to Weston-super-Mare

Town Choir Comes to Weston-super-Mare

Town Choir – Theatre Replacement A choral performance like no other. In a fixed location, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In that same moment, a town choir receives these observations via a large screen and sings them out to the public. Drawing on patterns of […]

Contact Gonzo v Weston is coming to Weston-super-Mare!

Contact Gonzo v Weston is coming to Weston-super-Mare!

Following their Uk debut at Mayfest, Bristol, the weekend of 19th and 20th May 2018 brings Contact Gonzo to the shores of Weston-super-Mare! Imagine a kind of dance that’s also a martial art, that is also a bit like a game that reminds you of something you’ve seen on the […]

Help us bring another FREE Weekend of Wonders to Weston-Super-Mare

Help us bring another FREE Weekend of Wonders to Weston-Super-Mare

Here at Theatre Orchard, we have just launched a crowdfunding campaign and we are looking for your support to help us reach our target. The aim is to bring another FREE weekend of international circus activity  to Weston-super-Mare in September 2018. In the run-up to this weekend, we will also plan […]

Tropicana Troubadours are back in the reviewing seat!

Tropicana Troubadours are back in the reviewing seat!

The Tropicana Troubadours were back in the theatre forming an audience takeover!  With their theatre critic hats firmly on for the afternoon they watched a performance of Smoking Apple’s innovative, ensemble puppetry piece entitled ‘In Our Hands’.  Have a sneaky peek below to have a little insight into the performance…… […]

Not in the Script – Devising with The Tropicana Troubadours

Not in the Script – Devising with The Tropicana Troubadours

‘I learnt that you can’t ‘get it wrong’ when you are devising.  Everything that doesn’t really work teaches you something and you find the thing you actually want to say by trying it out.  That’s what I took away.  That and ‘get rid of the table and chairs’ – you […]

Clowning around with The Tropicana Troubadours – Bournville Young Theatre Makers

Clowning around with The Tropicana Troubadours – Bournville Young Theatre Makers

‘Sometimes it’s good just to laugh.  Whatever you are feeling just gets left at the door in our session.  We don’t need it.  We get to play, be silly, be a bit like big kids instead of trying to impress everyone.  I didn’t realise talking about snoring, miming falling over […]

Living Spit’s Nativity – Tuesday 12th December 2017

Living Spit’s Nativity – Tuesday 12th December 2017

Living Spit’s Nativity What a hilarious performance by Living Spit, this take on the Nativity is one you will not forget quickly. Such a brilliantly cheeky way of telling that story known the world over. I had tears streaming down my face, it was a case of trying to control […]

Goldilock, Stick & Three Smoking Bears – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Goldilock, Stick & Three Smoking Bears – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears   This very original & hilariously told tale featured multiple roles played by a small cast. It made for a wonderfully fun & fast-paced performance. The cast ducking & diving in & out of characters such as bears, gangsters & hero’s. It was a […]

Ichi’s Shop of Musical Experiments – Thursday 16th November

Ichi’s Shop of Musical Experiments – Thursday 16th November

Ichi’s Shop of Musical Experiments   This was a brilliantly quirky and hilarious performance by Ichi from Japan he was a one man band with all sorts of new and invented instruments as well as some ones we would recognise but played in a totally different way. Such an exciting […]

The Snow Baby – Friday 27th October

The Snow Baby – Friday 27th October

The Snow Baby   A show without words but plenty was said through lovely puppetry, expressive storytelling and music. Snow storm, a bear man, Doris, love and a mountain, this show was a little bit of magic.