Back in Jan 2012 Middle Child were an acclaimed theatrical group looking for a home – Goodwin Development Trust had a newly-developed Youth and Arts Centre that was crying out for a theatrical group. The rest – as they say – is five-star review history.
In the 2 dynamic years since Jan 2012, Middle Child have developed and rehearsed all 9 of their critically-acclaimed productions on the sunlight strewn top-floor performance space of Goodwin’s Darleys Youth and Arts Centre. They have also delivered 42 weekly drama sessions for local children; numerous free performances for Goodwin Trust projects and their clients; and have constantly assured accessibility to theatre for everybody by ensuring the availability of free tickets for all their performances in local venues.
We are now in the process of formalising what has been a hugely creative partnership. Why would a charitable trust tackling social ills strike a partnership with a theatrical group?.. Why not?… especially given Middle Child’s mission statement:
“We exist to create work which appeals to an audience who do not consider the theatre an exciting place to be. We do not want an audience that sit quietly and listen intently – we want one that dance and drink, talk and text and that are loud and demanding. We want to create theatre that gets an audience’s blood pumping as much as a nightclub, a football match, a gig. Most importantly, we want to offer a good night out.”