‘A Conscious Rebellion’, is a new play, made with, through and for communities in North Kent. Through an extensive R&D period, we’ll be exploring the closure of the Chatham Dockyards in the 1980s and its relationship to the area’s evolving history and identity. Created by Artistic Director Liz Bacon, Associate Playwright Natalie Mitchell and Producer Tian Glasgow, ‘A Conscious Rebellion’ aims to represent new voices in theatre, whilst creating high quality, engaging and immediate work that reaches new audiences.
We’re running an extensive R&D period, collecting local stories from North Kent communities across December 2017, for a sharing at The Woodville in Gravesend, Kent, at the beginning of February 2018. If you want to know more about the project, support or get involved in our work, we’d love to hear from you, drop us a line email@example.com tweet us @anythingother or reach us on Facebook
Thank you to Arts Council England, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Gravesham Council for funding this project, and to our partners The Woodville, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, LV21 and The Gr@nd for supporting our work in the community.
“We were all impressed with your professionalism, knowledge and complete encouragement, support and commitment you offered the young people taking part on the programme […] Having been involved in previous … arts projects, yours was the best, we are delighted with your work.” Stephen Jacques, Croydon Virtual School.
Commissioned by Croydon Council, this summer, we created a new show, ‘Bags of Hope’ with young people in the borough.
Collecting in our custom-made (by the young people) bags, we collected objects, quotes, images, reminders and knick-knacs all related to one very powerful thing, hope. Using our bags of goodies, we worked with the young people to devise and curate a new piece of site-specific theatre.
Led by Artistic Director Liz Bacon, and our long-time collaborator, theatre-maker and facilitator Dani Baker, we spent the summer exploring theatre-making and the arts, whilst also developing crucial soft-skills like team-working, leadership, confidence, presentation, communication and negotiation skills. We also went on trips to world-class arts venues, taking part in back-stage tours, seeing shows, visiting galleries and museums and hosting some incredible visitors from theatre makers, to designers, performers and music producers.
Bags of Hope places the young people we work with at its centre; together we explore what we know about theatre, art, hope, resilience and the power of community and shared experience to learn, develop and thrive. We create off the shelf and bespoke participatory arts projects in partnership with a range of arts organisations, council and community groups. If you want to know more about our work in the community, we’d love to here from you, drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of Me
Anything Other Theatre Company presents All of Me, a dark comedy ‘that pushes the boundary of new writing’ (★★★★★ A Younger Theatre), exploring one man’s gambling addiction, as he attempts to unpack his loneliness, grief and struggle to cope.
All of Me premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and had a week-long run in London as part of VAULT Festival 2017 and played to sell-out audiences as part of Incoming Festival at the New Diorama in the summer of 2017.