Captivate: North Lanarkshire is our partner programme being delivered with Cumbernauld Theatre and North Lanarkshire Council for a pilot year of activity bringing performance, engagement programmes and opportunities to people in Cumbernauld and more widely across North Lanarkshire in 2022-2023.


Pilot Programme 22-23:

Performance & Workshops: Unicorn Dance Party by Ruxy Cantir and Sarah Rose Graber

A pop up dance party with visual and physical theatre performers Sarah Rose Graber and Ruxy Cantir as part of a weekend of family activity which took place outside Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse in Summer 2022 kicked off our pilot year of activity here.

Engagement Takeover: Puppetry for Early Years

Local artist Kit Roddman Orr and Glasgow based Ella Mackay delivered puppetry and visual theatre themed sensory play sessions once a week with early years groups including the Playground sessions at Cumbernauld Theatre and local Carbrain nursery over a 10 week period from January – April 2023.


Performance for Families:

Seven Ravens by Tragic Carpet

In Praise of Shadows by Julia Darrouy and J Diaz

Are Ye Dancin by Diane Thornton

A trio of new performance featuring shadow puppetry, clowning and micro theatre for families and early years was programmed as part of ongoing family programming at the theatre incorporating studio performance, pop up outdoor shows and cafe based performance.

Image: Seven Ravens Tragic Carpet

Visual Theatre Lab

Artist development activity for local and Scottish based theatre makers interested in developing visual theatre for families with a focus on audiences with specialist needs was developed with Tenterhooks Theatre company and will feature contributions from established visual theatre makers – taking place in April 2023.

Puppetry and Emotional Resilience

With the support of North Lanarkshire Council our Puppetry and Emotional Resilience programme was delivered extensively across North Lanarkshire with 5 primary schools, 12 teachers participating in the programme and a further 6 individual early years practicioners attending a one day CPD version of the programme in Aidrie.

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