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You may now pass go

4 Dec

In August 2013 Off the Fence Theatre Company received a large, brown envelope.  It was from Arts Council England who were pleased to inform us our application for funding to develop a new play for touring together with a mentoring programme with Out of Joint  had been approved.

Pleased? We were elated, and a little relieved. A lot of work had gone into the application, over many months and in many forms but now other organisations believe what we do is worth investing in. Developing a play to tour has always been our objective, receiving the funding to do this now enables us to get round the board quicker, hopefully up the ladder rather than miss a turn or slide down a snake.

This blog will  record and share our experiences as we make the transition to touring theatre outside of the Midlands, coupled with the invaluable support from one of the world’s leading theatre companies Out of Joint.

So, to emphasise the board game metaphor,  take one script, move forward three places and you may now pass go …

Sally Jack

(image by Sean Goldthorpe)