Creative

"Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change." - Barbara Januszkiewicz

One of our core values within the theatre group is our openness to new ideas and for people to challenge the norm. This can take the form of students in the classroom, our backstage crews suggesting new processes and of course local playwrights putting forward new work.

Creatively we encourage all aspects of a production to think outside of the box and this has proven especially so when considering future work. We have an obligation not only to our actors but also our audiences to ensure a mixed and varieed programme of productions. These can touch on familar themes of love, loyalty, betrayal and death to ones which touch a modern cord with themes that are important in modern society.

Our scheme 'New Voices' aims to provide a platform for playwrights and aspiring storytellers to showcase their material and bring to life the characters they've developed and cherished. Creative writing is a vital part of our traditions, as much as oral history has kept alive our ancestors pasts. Giving voice to creatives regardless of background or experience is imporant to ensure fresh approaches and perspectives are gained, even of events and tales previously visited.

Get Involved: Acting

One of the key elements that form the heart of C&D Productions is to encourage and give opportunity to new and emerging talent. We have a track record of being a welcoming and open theatre company, where people of all ages can feel valued and contribute to making successful and entertaining theatre.

What's On?

Our year-long programme of activity ensures that we always have events on the horizon for adults and children to become involved with. Our Upcoming Shows section outlines what the next productions are which we're performing and it's also easy to look at our previous work to see the variety of productions we've staged and which festivals we've performed at.

Classes

Our classes run for people of all ages from our 5-10yr old group to our adult class, ensuring a steady progression that doesn't end when the performer turns 18 like many groups. All our teachers are fully DBS checked and have recent theatre experience behind them, allowing them to bring the latest theatre techniques and games to their students. The Kettering based classed teach skills useful in performing, along with other skills such as teamwork, communication and self-confidence.

What People Are Saying...

C&D is so wonderful because it works for and within our community; it's inclusivity allows theatre to reach people from all works of life, something that is so important in the modern day.
Rachel Coleman, 17.
I first came to C&D Productions as photographer for their performance of Dorian Gray in February 2015 and have been back for every production since then! It has been great for me in terms of my work but has more recently also given me a platform to branch out a little into other creative processes behind the scenes of theatre, which is fantastic.
Theresa Haworth, 29
I'd given up on the prospect of ever getting back on a stage after having not done anything performing arts related in more than 20 years, but I was attracted to C&D Productions as they staged quality classic plays that I preferred to act in as a drama student. I was really nervous as I was so out of practice but soon felt right at home. I am now one of a mixed bunch of members comprising all ages and abilities and I take great pride in being part of an all-inclusive company.
Roxanne, 42.
C&D has completely changed my life for the better because the company put on brilliant productions and i have worked with the best actors and directors as well. This company is going from strength to strength and i can only see improvements!
Owen, 20.
C&D have really given me a lot of self-confidence and that is down to the team in placing running it and the fantastic casts I've been part of.
Justin, 32.
It has been lovely to see the amount of different people getting involved with the theatre company over the last few months, both on stage and backstage. Everyone, cast and crew, pulls together to get a production up and running, and the team is like one big family that everyone feels a part of - no one is left out.
Theresa Haworth, 29
C&D Productions are an incredibly friendly group of people, I feel I have found a second family. I have enjoyed working with them more than any other social activities and always look forward to the next show!
Molly Hill, 13

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Our not-for-profit theatre company can only carry on with the continual support and assistance of our casts, audiences and other supporters such as individual patrons and local businesses.

We are always looking to link up with community groups and organisations in the areas we perform and there are many ways of supporting us. These include advertising your business on our website or theatre programmes, providing financial assistance or volunteering your time to help.

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