A NEW SHOW FOR 2024  Inspired by UFO sightings over the Bentilee housing estate in 1967!  Can you help...? 

Where were you on 2 September 1967? 
Did you see  
A UFO in the night sky! 
‘It seemed like a saucer…’ 
‘The object started to glow bright red…’ 
‘We thought the field was on fire…’ 
‘We couldn’t hear a bird – everything was dead…’ 
‘I thought I was seeing things…’ 
Did you see it? Do you remember it? Do you have your own UFO story? 
What's it like living on Bentilee today? 
Click below to tell us ... 

THE DIPPING HOUSE A new arts and community venue for Claybody and Stoke-on-Trent 

We're delighted to announce our residency at Spode in a former dipping house.  
We presented our 2023 production SONG OF THE SYTCH in this wonderful industrial space, and we're now working hard to bring more events, performances and community activities to this brand new venue we have called THE DIPPING HOUSE.  
At the start of the year we presented a 12th NIGHT WASSAIL event with Cor Bach, and in February we were delighted to be joined by our Patron for AN AUDIENCE WITH TOBY JONES - in conversation with Deborah McAndrew, sponsored by KMF. 
'This amazing space… which really is one of the most beautiful theatrical spaces I’ve seen in years.  
It’s so wonderful… how it’s haunted by its past – it’s great!' 
More exciting news and announcements over the coming weeks and months.... 


We love this project - curating a range of theatre visits for a group of young people at YMCA North Staffordshire.  
We choose a range of work to see that we think will interest the group and that offers different experiences of theatre spaces and companies. We accompany them and, where possible, we give a little more access - such as meeting the cast.  
Staff tell us, 
'it's one of the best things we've ever done'. 
The feedback from the young people has been amazing. They enjoy everything they see and really connect to live theatre with individual insight and excitement. 
Trips include visits to Birmingham Rep and The Royal Exchange in Manchester. The group also saw The National Theatre production of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, and even Hamilton in London's West End! 
Coming up - ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at the New Vic Theatre. 
Summer 2023 
at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre for 
This is how you do site specific theatre,  
this is how you make historic spaces work and this is how you entertain audiences 


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