Beyond the Court
We’re currently in the final year of our three-year residency project in two very different areas of London: Tottenham and Pimlico.
Our first year in each area in 2015 was an introductory year in which we spent time meeting local artists, community groups, schools and religious groups with the aim of encouraging them to feel that theatre was an art form accessible to them.
In 2016 we built on those relationships, focusing on working with local people develop the skills with which to start creating their own work. Our ambition was for each group we had met in Year 1 to work on a project based on an issue that resonated with them, culminating in a performance at the end the year.
We’re thrilled to be continuing our engagement with these communities in 2017, working towards producing two final artistic projects in both areas, written and devised by local participants.
We hope the three-year project will have a lasting creative impact on these areas, with cohorts of artists, technicians and cultural leaders forming companies to commission and produce their own new pieces of work.
Beyond the Court is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies