to our Theatre
Factory based in Barrow-in-Furness
Words is a new writing project for young
people up to the age of 25. For details of how to submit
your script ideas click on the projects link on the left.
Factory is an integrated programme of theatre activity by,
for and with young people in the Furness Peninsula. The
programme covers acting, improvisation, voice, movement,
theatre visits and writing for the theatre. Theatre Factory
provides the opportunity for young people to collaborate
with practising theatre artists and all the productions
spring from the creativity of those young people, guided
by skilled professionals.
are grateful to all our funding partners for supporting
our work. For links to our funders, friends and partners
the company started in 1997, up until the end of March 2013,
we have put back into the local economy £1,012,564
in fees and salaries to local people and goods and services
bought from local businesses
Ashton Group is producing some of the highest quality Youth
Theatre work I have seen, both in their development process
and quality of performances. I think your work should be
highlighted nationally as an example of best practice.
Long may it continue!
Julie Batten, Director, People Express,
never get picked to be in the plays at school. They always
pick the good people. When I told my teacher I was going
to be in a play at the Forum 28, I don’t think she
believed me. My Mam and my Nana came to see me and they
were dead proud of me. They told me we were all dead good
. . . I was dead proud of me!
have a fight to get him to open his reading book but he
practised that script every night. I think it’s helped
his reading no end and his confidence
Mum of Cast Member
mainly taught me a lot about myself and boosted my confidence
in my own ability drastically. It made me want to be an
actor, and Iíve applied to colleges and universities. This
would not have happened had I not done this apprenticeship.
Thank you for giving me this chance and giving me confidence
in my own ability
Member, Apprenticed Actors Company, 2009
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