Since 2016, Smock Allies SCENE + HEARD Festival has provided a platform for new work, and works in progress, showcasing the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music at Smock Alley Theatre.
Each year, the festival actively involves the public in the creative process, acquiring audience feedback and sharing it directly with the artists it pertains to. Many artists have gone on to incorporate their feedback into the further development of their work, and Grand Stretch feel extremely privileged to have been afforded that opportunity in 2019.
Directed by Darren Yorke,
Accompaniment by the improvised Musical Stylings of Juliana Hahn, introducing & starring the first of The Grand Stretch Players
Grand Stretch in the Main Space set out to showcase the full array of Grand Stretch Productions, and consisted of THREE unique, fully improvised works in progress.
improvised Theatre for Young Audiences (and for the young at heart)
If they can get their act together, EARLY STAGES will get their show on the road. But this very unlikely to happen, because this travelling band of players are getting nowhere fast – and it would appear that they’ve encountered an audience! Oh dear. It's all just a wee bit slapdash, really…
Suitable for ages 3-6 years,
and recommended for children of all ages (yourself included!)
improvised THEATRE (Short Plays)
Fuel yourself for the evening ahead with LIFE BY THE SLICE.
We’re not about chewing the scenery at lunch time, but we’ll give you a few things to chew on if you have an appetite for generously improvised slow-burning portions of truthful relationships, meaningful stories, and memorable (albeit fleeting) moments of theatre in the afternoon…
So, don’t fill up on bread. Fill up on life!
A world-renowned 'Battle Royale' in competitively improvised Theatre, Comedy & Music
The gloves are off. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The names have been tossed into the Director’s hat, and only one improviser will be proclaimed MAESTRO™ by bringing it, round after round, in fully improvised scenes, songs and games fuelled (for the most-part) by audience suggestion.
So, let us play! (And may the audience be ever in our favour)