Light The Fuse and Scribbled Thought

Residency Dates: Mon 21 Nov – Fri 2 Dec 2016

Scribbled Thought is a creative production company led by producer Steph Connell producing new work across genres. Light The Fuse Theatre Company was created by directors: Gemma Fairlie and Neil Bettles, to produce dynamic visual and physical pieces that re-imagine everyday spaces, and inspire people to view and engage with their everyday world differently. This project was a continued collaboration between the two companies.

Playground of Dreams is a new outdoor show being developed by Light the Fuse and Scribbled Thought. It centres around a purpose built playground that will tour to urban and rural outdoor locations, and highlight this crucible of human interaction, sparking the imagination of audiences old and young. Combining circus, dance and physical theatre, Playground of Dreams will take place on a purpose built piece of equipment that combines all our playground favourites. The show will explore and explode our memories and experiences of this iconic location.

During their residency the companies developed the characters they might find in the playground and explored what piece of purpose built playground apparatus would work best for the show. The company used thier time in the Creation Space to improvise and devise new floor based material based around the different groups of people who frequent playgrounds – building up acrobalance routines and group choreographed numbers. They also built mini versions of different types of climbing apparatus – e.g. monkey bars, climbing frames, experimenting with slides, ropes and bars to see the potential of each type to inform their final design on a purpose built piece of equipment.

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