The Wrong Crowd returns to Theatre Royal Plymouth from 1-5 March with its production Kite as it is announced that it will become the theatre’s first ever Resident Company from April 2016.
“The Wrong Crowd is honoured to be Theatre Royal Plymouth’s first resident company. We are a company of three women: one of us grew up on Dartmoor, another of us cut our teeth writing and directing in Plymouth, and Theatre Royal Plymouth has supported our company since its very beginning, so this relationship feels like coming home. We cannot wait to take up residence, to join the thriving local arts scene, and to start making our next show here in Plymouth.” Rachael Canning, Bonnie Mitchell, Hannah Mulder (co-Directors, The Wrong Crowd)
“We are delighted to be supporting these talented South West theatre makers by making The Wrong Crowd the first resident company at Theatre Royal Plymouth. We look forward to The Wrong Crowd developing and rehearsing their new shows at TR2 and their work being seen on The Drum stage.” David Prescott (Artistic Associate, Theatre Royal Plymouth)
The Wrong Crowd will be resident at Theatre Royal Plymouth, with both companies benefitting from an enhanced relationship and an increased awareness of each other’s approach to delivery. In addition, The Wrong Crowd will receive practical support in terms of office, creative and rehearsal space whilst delivering workshops and mentorship with Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Creative Learning department, within the South West arts community.
Kite comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth following previous acclaimed The Wrong Crowd productions The Girl with the Iron Claws and Hag. It is a wordless show about grief, family and imagination, inspired by indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon. Featuring puppetry and indoor-kite flying from The Wrong Crowd’s Rachael Canning, Kite’s creative team also includes originally composed music from Isobel Waller-Bridge (Lampedusa, Fleabag, Blink), and movement choreographed by Eddie Kay, who has worked extensively with Frantic Assembly (Othello and The Believers, both Theatre Royal Plymouth co-productions, and Beautiful Burnout).