Spoon Fed No. 6
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The End of the World in Little Stretton :: Ratupadraynpipe Theatre Co.

Ratupadraynpipe Theatre Co. was born in 2006 out of Dave Lovatt's adult acting classes, each year the classes ran, fresh talents were showcased by putting on a production in a non traditional theatre venue. Dave’s acting courses provided an opportunity for people with little performance experience to be part of professional productions and to perform for live audiences. Ratupadraynpipe’s previous productions include ‘Gum and Goo’ at The Paintworks, ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest’ at the Pro Cathedral, ‘Superfields’ At The Trinity Centre ‘The Lears - Live on Broadmead’ at The Island and ‘A bit of Argie Bargie’ at The Albany Centre. Here are some things that have been said about the classes and performances;

"Approachable oracle with a colossal understanding of the acting processes, he seemed to engender a sense of fun and, above all, confidence in us"
- Joe Spurgeon, Venue Magazine

“Performances full of laughter, vitality and tenderness’
-Venue Magazine

Ratupadraynpipe are currently in production for our new show ‘The End of The World in Little Stretton’ The aim behind this particular show is to streamline the company and move into the professional touring arena. We want to see the productions tour non theatre spaces and theatre spaces nationally.

Rehearsals for ‘The End of the World in Little Stretton’ are well underway, the show is a very funny look at how the world may end from the eyes of two village policemen, it features a Dead Deer, A Naked Rambler, and the mysterious disappearance of the local Tesco’s.

The show will bring professional contemporary theatre to Easton, to the heart of the community. It will be staged at the all new Phoenix Theatre aka The All Hallows Community Hall. The hall has been recently taken over by a volunteer led co-op group and has been transformed from a burnt out shell into a place where Theatre, Cabaret and all manner of community events can happen. Our play will launch this venue on the 21st 22nd and 23rd of March. Any profit generated from the event will be divided between ‘The Phoenix’ Building Co-op and ourselves as we launch as a professional touring company.

With Your Support
With your support we, alongside the team at The All Hallow’s Hall will be enabled to transform All Hallows into ‘The Phoenix Theatre’ for the run of shows. Much of this work has already taken place; The fire consumed stage has been rebuilt, the proscenium repainted and a technical vantage point created with a view to housing theatre shows just like ours. We are looking for around £300 pounds to allow us to hire professional stage lighting equipment for the performances to complete this honorable transformation. This is essential, not only in bringing a professional edge to our production but also in bringing professional theatre to the Easton community and bringing ‘The Phoenix’ project to life.

For more information on ‘The Phoenix Project’ and ‘All Hallows’ you can see their facebook
page HERE and for more pictures and snippets from Ratupadraynpipe have a look HERE