Children enjoy special theatre experience thanks to Bishop Fleming and Wollens

A young man and an older woman are startled by a large grizzly bear puppet. Two elephant puppets stand either side of this group.
Photo © Mark Douet
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Children and carers enjoy Gangsta Granny
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Pay It Forward is supported by Bishop Fleming and Wollens

More than thirty children and carers were able to enjoy a special experience at our theatre thanks to sponsorship from Bishop Fleming and Wollens.

The children came to see the West End production of Gangsta Granny based on the much-loved book by David Walliams. For many, it was their very first theatre visit and they all gave the experience top reviews.

A young man and an older woman share a laugh in front of a golden crown and sceptre in a box
Photo © Mark Douet

It was my daughter’s first time at the theatre and she was blown away by it. She is already asking to come again!

Parent and recipient of Pay It Forward

Three young children play with an umbrella.
Photo © Emily Appleton

The children were invited following the our theatre’s pilot community project in Newcourt, Exeter. The project invited families in the area to join in a range of enjoyable creative activities and get to know some of the Northcott team.

For many families, a trip to the theatre just isn’t something they are able to do. We got to know families in Newcourt by meeting them in their space and it was wonderful to then follow up with an invitation to our theatre too. The young people just loved it and we’ll continue to work with them on other creative opportunities too.

Lisa Hudson, Producer at Exeter Northcott

A further 66 tickets will be given to children and their carers via our theatre’s Adventure Hour project which offers a creative programme for early years children. The children will see Zog and the Flying Doctors at the Northcott this July once again, thanks to the support of Bishop Fleming and Wollens.

Photo © Mark Senior

We are delighted to support Northcott Theatre’s community project, enabling children within the communities in which we operate and serve to have a truly unforgettable experience. As a firm, we are dedicated to making a difference and working closely with the theatre enables us to have a positive impact on the societies which surround us. We hope all the children had a fantastic day.

James Finnegan, Partner at Bishop Fleming

We have been delighted to be involved in this project and in doing so we are pleased to facilitate this important and valuable opportunity to make the theatre accessible to a new generation of theatre lovers.

Charlotte McGregor, Partner at Wollens

Donate to pay it forward now

Please consider donating towards the cost of a ticket* and together, we can share the magic of theatre.

*Tickets are from £16 for children under 16.

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