Charlotte’s Web at The Dream Factory, Warwick
New production is supported by Aubrey Allen working with Playbox Theatre for the first time.
An exciting season that features a classic children’s tale, Ancient Greek tragedy and the launch of year-long Shakespeare celebration, ‘Folio‘, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Christmas.
Playbox Theatre moves into Autumn with over 1,000 young people aged 3 – 20 years attending participatory theatre and related artistic sessions at The Dream Factory in Warwick and regional centres in Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon. Playbox celebrates 36 years since opening in 1986. All training and performance details are on our website www.playboxtheatre.com and in our new brochure.
Inspired by the book by E.B.White, Playbox’s Young Production Company, featuring our younger artists below the age of 14, opens our Autumn Season. Directed by Playbox Theatre’s Artistic Director, Emily Quash, Charlotte’s Web brings the novel to life in a colourful and life-affirming tale for our times. Emily said today, “This is a story I have loved since I was very little – the book was one of my favourites, and the Hanna-Barbera 1970s animated film would always bring me to tears! I am delighted to be tackling the challenges of bringing such a cherished, and complicated, tale to the stage. As well as the joy and humour that abounds, much of the story is incredibly fragile, with big concepts at play – I am very proud of the young cast, who are bringing such energy and sensitivity to their work.”
Charlotte’s Web features an ensemble of 45 young performers and the production opens on 30th September at 7pm with performances on 1st & 2nd October at 4pm & 7pm.
We are delighted to announce that this production is supported by Aubrey Allen working with Playbox Theatre for the first time. Lucianne Allen, Sales Director said today:
“Sponsoring the Playbox Production, Charlotte’s web isn’t just about supporting an incredible unique local theatre for children; Playbox does put on such professional productions and shows young people what they can achieve. However, it is more than that; it is about every child having a voice and being part of a family. I have been to Playbox productions and seeing how the children are with one another, supporting each other in their successes and perhaps on the days they don’t feel so good is what makes it such a magical place. “
The season continues with a blockbuster staging of The Oresteia by Aeschylus and Euripides, “The House That Dripped Blood” (November), along with the launch of our year-long celebration of Shakespeare’s First Folio, “Folio” (see separate release attached), with Autumn concluding with a spectacular Christmas production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Each production will be supported by Press Pack, rehearsal and production photos.
For further information, interviews, photographs contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Playbox Theatre is supported by WDC with further support from The Friends of Playbox, Reynolds Foundation