Last week a Chickenshed company of 14 finished the last few performances of a six-week tour, which ended in the beautiful Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli, Wales.

Our fantastic company has travelled far and wide this summer, in venues ranging from The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, to the Albert Halls in Bolton. We also visited theatres in Barnstable, Stevenage, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Lowestoft, and Southport. The tour is an important landmark for our Theatre and Performance work in many ways, but it has been so satisfying to see our work introduced to new audiences throughout the country, many of whom may have heard of us, but never have had the opportunity to actually see our inclusive work in action. 

What has been the most significant success of the tour, is that by providing entertaining and inclusive work to new audiences we are achieving our social mission to transform institutions through our projects and programmes, and are leading the way in showing just how much impact an inclusive policy, demonstrated through our methodology, can have. We’ve made many friends and potential partners for the future, and the tour will certainly provide a foundation for further expansion of our work beyond our main venue here in Southgate.

We'd like to say a special thanks to Everyman Theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatre, Theatre Severn, Barnstaple Queens Theatre, Gordon Craig TheatreAlbert HallsMarine TheatreWatersmeet TheatreSouthport Floral HallThe Ffwrnes, Sam Bradshaw Productions, David Walliams, and all of the brilliant people who came to see our inclusive methodology in practice across the UK. 

It's been a wonderfully stinky summer.