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Arts Council Tour 2017 … ‘Trip Wire’

‘Trip Wire’ performance in 2017 was re-worked by Partners Theatre Company from the original 2016 script, in line with feedback received.   The company toured this updated version during October 2nd – 13th 2017. They visited schools, colleges and local businesses and at each of the venues the show was well received.

“Well put together, good mix of comedy and serious message”, “Brilliant, food for thought, thank you!”

Comments from the audience at Nationwide Head Office, Swindon

Partners were again joined by Big State Theatre, a professional company based at the Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire.

‘Trip Wire’ was a highly entertaining mix of comedy, music and movement that explored how advances in digital technology can speed communication, but not always increase understanding. It also included the notion that such advances may cause victimisation and bullying as it can leave some individuals alienated if they cannot comprehend its use. The drama was about a young girl called Stacey Hawkes who gets left behind in France on a school trip.  With the use of her mobile phone she finds her way back home, after a series of adventures that has her using the internet to help with translation, maps and many other useful apps.  However, she also experienced the problems of giving away her identity and being followed online by people she did not know….

Arts Council Tour 2013…’It’s All About Me’

Partners Theatre Company, working with Big State Theatre Company, produced their most successful work yet with their touring show ‘The Change Room’, 7th – 18th October 2013. We were supported by a great backstage team, Stage Manager: Natalie Grant, an Assistant Stage Manager: Thom Townsend, Stage Designer: Natalie Remington, Acting supporter Rebecca Osbourne and volunteer Celia Ford.

We performed to large audiences, especially in the public venues.  Due to certain issues with the timing of the evening show at Bradford on Avon the audience numbers were reported to us as being rather low and as the seating capacity is 300 this would have been rather disappointing, we had 250 booked to attend our 2pm show.  Therefore, we cancelled the 7pm show and offered a performance instead to a couple of local organisations, Care Rowde, a village for people with learning difficulties to live and work, and the Chippenham Gateway Club. Both were delighted and suggested we perform at one of the club nights, joined by residents from Care Rowde.  Thus we performed to one of our most appreciative audiences in the tour schedule whose numbers totalled approximately 200 people.

The tour ended with a public performance at The Town Hall Swindon which was well attended and provided a fantastic conclusion to a most successful and highly creative two weeks touring.

In total, over the two weeks, Partners performed to over 1,200 people

We visited the following venues:



Performance times

Oct 7th

Isambard School

9.30am &   11.30am

Oct 8th

Isambard School

9.30am &   12.30pm

Oct 9th

Isambard School

9.30am &   11.30am

Oct 10th

Crowdys Hill


Oct 11th

Day off

Oct 14th

Commonweal School

9am & 1pm

Oct 15th

Commonweal School

9am & 1pm

Oct 16th

Bradford &   Avon Music Centre & Chippenham Gateway Club

2pm & 7pm

Oct 17th

Swindon College


Oct 18th

Swindon Town Hall








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Arts Council Tour 2012

Partners toured their drama ‘It’s All About Me’ from the 21st May – 1st June.

They started devising the show in the early part of the year and then worked every day during the week of the 14th May perfecting the show.  Kerry Boorman , Theatre Director and Katherine Lucas, Musical Director were joined by  Mark Bishop from Big State Theatre Company  who produced the back

projected film sequences.

Most of the members of Partners toured with the show,. Those who were unable to commit to the two weeks of the tour appeared in the film.

During the tour Partners visited Isambard, Uplands, Crowdys Hill and Commonweal schools.  They also performed at Swindon College and ended the tour with a final public performance at the Town Hall. ‘I’ve enjoyed the fact that we can make mistakes in rehearsals and it doesn’t matter. We can all laugh at ourselves, and, we just get better’.