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|Who We Are|
Small World Theatre is an Arts and Culture for Development (ACD) organisation which means that we use arts activities, theatre and other cultural forms to help people transform as individuals, as a community and to take charge of their own development.
The History of Small World Theatre
Ann Shrosbree and Bill Hamblett have been working together since 1979 when a small puppet company called Dandelion Puppets was formed. Small World Theatre was formed in 1997.
Small highlights Shumacher’s axiom Small Is Beautiful
World is appropriate as we travel internationally and bring stories home as well as creating global work through theatre and puppets.
Theatre as described in a headline for a Times article 'Theatre of Life and Death' about our work in Africa.
Issues are often environmental, sometimes cultural. Human rights, democracy, refugee issues and intergenerational projects are themes that often occur. Some of our performances are devised and performed by the community and a percentage of our work we research, produce and perform ourselves in schools and theatre venues.
Small World Centre provides our organisation with an opportunity to pull all the multi-coloured threads of what we do together and weave a coherent pattern to pass on to a successor generation. The new building provides a creative space for creative people and an inspiring building designed with many sustainable features.