We want to kick start our London-based inclusive new theatre company by taking a dynamic and exciting production of children's show Babar the Little Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Please donate from as little as £5 to support us and help the theatre world be a more inclusive place! We are in a hurry to book our travel up to Edinburgh so please pledge today!
The funds raised will go directly towards covering our production costs, including:
- Transport from London to Edinburgh
- Accomodation for the cast and crew
- Set and costume
- Flyers and posters
- Performance venue hire
We estimate this to come to £2,500.
£5 = A personalised pen and special thank you post card from all the members of In Sight Theatre.
£10 = A personalised In Sight Theatre pen and poster signed by all the members of the troupe.
£20 = A signed piece of artwork from the performance specially designed by the Troupe's artist in A3 print format and an In Sight Theatre poster signed by all the members of the Troupe.
£50 = A selection of signed artwork from the performance specially designed by the Troupe's artist in A3 print format and an In Sight Theatre poster signed by all the members of the Troupe.
About the Show
On the 13th and 14th of August 2016 at 12.45pm, we are putting on a children's show with live music at the Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh, based on Francis Poulenc's musical adaptation of childhood classic 'Babar the Little Elephant.'
Through this project, we aim to not only put on a lively, heartwarming piece of theatre, but to give an opportunity of a lifetime to young and talented disabled and non-disabled artists to take part in one of the most famous arts festivals in the world.
Through combining artists from all kinds of backgrounds and training, we wish to be a part of the movement towards an all-inclusive arts sector.
Meet the Team
Roma (Artistic Director)
Applied theatre practitioner Roma Brown recently graduated from her Masters at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has assisted in leading workshops and coordinating volunteers for several inclusive theatre companies, including Access All Areas and Corali Dance. Last year she co-devised a piece of physical theatre with The Paper Project performed at Refugee Week at the Southbank Centre, which was featured on BBC Arts.
Anja (King of the Elephants)
Since graduating from Bishop Grosseteste University with a BA Hons in Special Educational Needs & Inclusion and Applied Theatre, Anja has performed a diverse range of applied theatre work. This has included running drama and craft workshops at children’s homes for Firebird Trust, helping to teach English in a Thai primary school on the behalf of the British Council and leading children’s workshops for Storybook Days in Lincoln.
Born into a family of professional musicians, pianist Isabelle Trub has collaborated regularly with renowned artists such as Pierre Fournier, Janos Starker, Marcal Cervera, Bruno Giuranna, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Maxim Vengerov and Joseph Silverstein throughout Europe and the USA. During her many years spent in Switzerland and Australia, she was in much demand as both teacher and chamber musician. Since 2009 she has served on the staff of the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg and has continued to perform extensively in duo with cellist Niall Brown as well as other renowned artists.
Greek actress Nancy MarKou graduated from IASMOS Drama School in Athens. Since then, she has appeared on Greek television in the series Kokinos Kyklos on Alpha TV, as well as a theatrical adaption of Romeo and Juliet on ROES Theatre. Recently, Nancy worked as a games leader and entertainer for the prestigious Delfinakia, the leading children’s event company in Greece. She has also volunteered at The Smile of the Child Charity based in Athens as a children’s entertainer.
Thomas Fryer graduated last September with a Performance Making Diploma from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He has performed in a diverse range of theatrical productions, including Storm in a Teacup at the Teahouse Theatre and the National Autistic Society’s Romeo and Juliet, in which he starred as Romeo. A talented artist, Thomas also holds an Art and Design National Extended Diploma, and has drawn the illustrations for our production.
Tyson (Cornelius, Arthur)
Tyson Bushe is a professional DJ, having performed at UB40, Avelon Village Underground and Godney Gavery Festival. He has recently graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Performance Making Diploma, and has been training and performing with DnK Dance Company. In early 2016 Tyson was cast in Black Cab’s latest devised play V.I.P. at Hoxton Hall.
Zara (Narrator, Old Lady)
Zara Arnold holds a diploma in Presenting and Presenting Reel from the London Academy of Media, Film and TV. She also recently graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Diploma in Performance Making. Zara has performed in Live!art and Fandom, both directed by Owen Parry, as well as Sensory Immersion at the Arcola Theatre and Prometheus Awakes at the National Maritime Museum in which she starred as Prometheus.
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