Mischievous Theatre CIC
… based on the Isle of Thanet, was formed in 2012 to create stimulating theatre and to encourage a greater involvement in the arts by the people of East Kent, particularly Thanet, and to tour work both nationally and internationally. As theatre makers our ambitions are to produce quality theatre that intrigues, challenges and delights; to play with form and style, to experiment, to cross arts boundaries, to surprise ourselves and our audiences, to incorporate new technologies and old ones, to make work that makes us question ourselves and the world around us, to tell stories old and stories new and to do all of this in a place where the world of the audience and the world of the performers meet.
The Isle of Thanet sticks out into the English Channel. It has a harbour, miles of sandy beaches, white cliffs, a number of small towns and villages, some extraordinary architecture and an “edge of the world” atmosphere. Historically the Isle of Thanet was a “jumping off” point for people to invade the continent, both tourists and armies, and a “very good place” to begin your invasion of Britain. The present day population of Thanet is, as it has been for centuries, a wonderful mixture of native Thanetians, a bizarre and eclectic assembly of incomers and an equally strange coterie of “Transients”. The upshot of this is an unconventional, eccentric and slightly wacky identity that is unique within the shores of Britain. Its people, its history, its vibrant cultural scene and the thousands of stories it holds makes Thanet a treasury of knowledge, experience and wonder. We want to share some of those stories, some of that history and some of that wonder with a wider audience. To this end, Mischievous, takes work made in Thanet to the rest of the world and, in doing so, we hopefully illuminate this treasury of culture for those people game enough to live here.
We are also really excited to announce: Mischievous Theatre CIC is an associate company of Theatre Royal Margate
What Theatre Royal Margate has to say about it …
“Through working with selected artists and companies we are establishing deeper relationships with our audiences, providing a new forum for artistic activity, and improving the artistic offer to East Kent. Our commitment to supporting fresh and exciting artists includes offering a range of mentoring activities alongside professional development and showcasing opportunities for selected Kent-based theatre artists. These are our associate companies, engaged with us for two years enabling us to promote a vibrant cutting edge culture of new work development.”
What Mischievous Theatre has to say about it …
“Being connected to a major provincial theatre is very exciting for us. We are always looking to discover ways to find new audiences, get to know our regular audiences better and to give our audiences a better cultural experience. Being associated with TRM allows us to do this in a mutually supportive manner. We are more able, with TRM beside us, to explore and create new work for East Kent and beyond, that will ultimately benefit the Theatre Royal, Mischievous Theatre, East Kent and enable us to connect more fruitfully with our audiences and followers.”
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