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Theatre-Rites

The award-winning Theatre-Rites pioneers new approaches in theatre for children and adults, creating experiences that families can share together. Since 1995, Theatre-Rites has been stirring the imaginative lives of adults and children, creating touring productions in theatres and site-specific shows in places as diverse as an empty house, an old tidal mill, a dusty cellar, a hospital and a disused corner shop. The company is committed to creating challenging productions that push the boundaries of theatrical form by experimenting to combine different artistic disciplines.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £239,004
  • 2013-2014: £244,501
  • 2014-2015: £250,858

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The Lost and Moated Land

Directed in 1998 by Penny Bernand and Sue Buckmaster, designed by Sophia Clist, The Lost and Moated Land was inspired by Robert Graves' poem "Through Nightmare" and invited under 5's to experience the story of a hero's mythical journey as a child searches for his most precious possession, a star. "This is big theatre for little people" The Guardian

Bank On It 2013

BANK ON IT, a site-specific production for ages 5+ "Theatre-Rites, a company of genuine originality and flair" - The Guardian "Rich in humour and humanity" - The Telegraph "A delightful, stunningly visually inventive show. Worth every penny" - Time Out Bank On It in Autumn 2013 is co-commissioned by Theatre-Rites, Warwick Arts Centre and the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. Bank On It was originally co-commissioned by the Barbican and Create London

Rubbish

Imagine a world that celebrates its Rubbish. Touring production for ages 5 plus. Director Sue Buckmaster, Designer Lise Marker, Composer Jessica Dannheisser, Lighting Designer William Reynolds, Puppetry Designers Yvonne Stone and Sue Buckmaster. Performed by Charlotte Duberry, Mohsen Nouri, Simon Palmer and Edward Wren. A Theatre-Rites co-production with Warwick Arts Centre, in association with artsdepot www.theatre-rites.co.uk

Final day of rehearsals

What's in the bag?

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Rubbish rehearsals

a little snapshot from our rehearsals for Rubbish, accompanied by music from Jessica Dannheisser. Further information on the tour of Rubbish can be found at www.theatre-rites.co.uk We open at artsdepot, London on 15th February

Theatre-Rites Immersive and site-specific experiences

Snapshots from all our immersive, site-specific family events; from forests of light to corner houses coming to life, these images have been created by an incredible range of artists.

MOJO

Music and puppetry show co-produced by Theatre-Rites, the Barbican and the Salzburg Festival. Created in December 2011 for the Barbican by director Sue Buckmaster, choreographer and co-director Arthur Pita, set and lighting designer Peter Mumford and composers and live musicians Adriano Adewale and Leo Altarelli.

Mojo final week of rehearsals

a glimpse of what's in store - Barbican, London 16 to 31 December. www.barbican.org.uk

Mojo Rehearsals

some clips from our rehearsals for Mojo - at the Barbican this Christmas 16 to 31 December

Houseworks

Theatre-Rites first immersive, site-specific production directed by Penny Bernand and Sue Buckmaster in 1996, for LIFT.

MOJO accompanied by the sounds of Adriano Adewale

a new family show co-produced by the Barbican, Theatre-Rites & Salzburg Festival. Created by director Sue Buckmaster and choreographer and co-director Arthur Pita - the award winning team who brought you Mischief. A mix of dance, puppetry and live music composed and played live by Adriano Adewale and Leo Altarelli. Mojo will take us on a journey through the magic and mayhem of growing up. Filmed by Zak Ezatti

Paradise

Paradise :  created by Sue Buckmaster, Jeremy Herbert, Luca Silvestrini, Nick Powell and Anna Watson. An epic, immersive family experience designed and installed in the Mischanlage, part of the Zollverein Kokerei world heritage site. A Theatre-Rites and Ruhrtriennale 2010 production.

Hang On

A co-production between Theatre-Rites, Ockham's Razor and Lyric Hammersmith in association with York Theatre Royal Hang On was directed by Sue Buckmaster, music was composed by Olly Fox, mobile design by Ockham's Razor and object design by Tina Bicat. As a giant mobile tantalizingly appears above the stage, Hang On catapults you into an aerial world of dizzying new thrills where the impossible becomes possible.

Salt

promo of Theatre-Rites site-specific production Salt - created in a 4 storey derelict salt factory for the Ruhr Triennale Festival 2008

Lighten Up

Theatre-Rites and Unicorn Theatre co-production

Mischief

Theatre Rites and Arthur Pita's production of Mischief, music composed and performed by Charlie Winston. www.theatre-rites.co.uk www.twitter.com/theatrerites

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Unit EH612, Erlang House, 128
Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8EQ

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