Grand Stretch is an improvisation-based arts company founded by Darren Yorke.

Whether we're providing life-long learning experiences in our workshops or making meaningful, truthful (albeit fleeting) things happen in production, our year-round ambition is to put the Grand Stretch in everyone's evenings - and mornings - and noons - and late nights. (We're always at it, really.) It's all to play for!

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You must have so many questions! 

Questions like 'What is a "Grand Stretch"?' and "Who is this chap with the terrible hair-cut?

Now, you won't find the answers to such questions here, but don't give up hope! This is only the 'landing page', as they call it in the biz. There's a whole website to explore...

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'All the world's a stage, and most of us are desperately under-rehearsed.' 

- Seán O'Casey

With that in mind, we offer improvisation-based Education Programmes, Training Opportunities and Outreach Initiatives and programmes for all ages and abilities - facilitated by Darren Yorke.

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'Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!' - Dr Seuss

We apply our unique improvisational approach, performance technique and stagecraft to making all kinds of meaningful things happen - it's quite literally all to play for! 

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