How it all began....
Everyone has a story, and sometimes we are too busy to listen.
In 2009 we piloted an event at the Southwark Playhouse which invited an audience to stop, look and listen to the stories of local people. We guided them on foot around the area, stopping along the way to hear stories from people they might otherwise never meet and understand. The event was profoundly moving for our audiences and participants alike, inspiring respect, stirring empathies, and creating insight into these human stories.
This event encapsulated our company ethos so perfectly that we renamed ourselves “Moving Stories’ and continue to build our work around truthful human stories.
“An unexpected gem of humanity’s raw beauty; what theatre should strive for!” (audience response).
What we love to do and make...
We are theatre and event makers who seek to illuminate meaningful stories to be shared, heard and experienced. We aim to awaken the senses of our audience by creating theatre that engages, inspires and resonates. We strive to engage our audience from all walks of life, and aim to be inclusive and accessible for both theatre and non theatre goers. We love being in a noisy, collaborative and experimental rehearsal space with our actors, creating new ideas. We have made large scale Shakespearean productions for the Minack Theatres, staged new writing across Europe and the UK, and created site specific/promenade events in bedrooms, offices, and castles. We are home to ‘Band of Mothers’ and are currently developing ways to ensure mother actresses can keep creating.