Who are you?
Charlie Shakespeare, Artistic Director at the Colour House Theatre. Below I will provide some background on the theatre and tell you more about what we bring to the community. Having opened in the summer of 1995, and since received charitable status, the Colour House Children's Theatre is a 70-seat venue, based inside a Grade II listed building which stands in the picturesque riverside setting of Merton Abbey Mills. Dating back well over 500 years, the building was once used by Arthur Liberty to mix his fabric dyes in the early 1900's. Since opening as a theatre, the company has staged over 100 original musical adaptations, entertaining over 150,000 audience members. Shows run every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm.
What do you do for the community?
We are passionate about bringing theatre and the performing arts to people of all ages at an affordable price and in a beautiful, local and accessible setting. The venue is open for a variety of theatre shows, events, music gigs and comedy shows, but we are best known for our weekend Children's Theatre which specialises in producing original musical adaptations of famous fairy tales. The theatre also hosts a well-established monthly Blues Club, Comedy Club and Chamber Concerts. All of this, in addition to regular touring productions and exhibitions makes our venue a busy and vibrant place to visit!
How can I find out more and get involved?
This Autumn join us over the rainbow in Oz, as we travel with Dorothy along the Yellow Brick Road. With the Wicked Witch of the West hot on her trail, Dorothy will need all the help she can get from her new-found friends! Will the Tin Man find a heart? Will the Lion find his courage? Can they help Dorothy find her way home? Find out as the iconic foursome meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz in this new musical adaptation of everyone's favourite legendary tale...
For more information on the Colour House Theatre, including other events and details on how to book the venue, visit their website at: The Colour House Theatre Homepage.