RAH RAH COMMUNITY THEATRE COMPANY
Rah Rah Theatre Company was set up by Jude Spooner and Gemma Beagley in 2001. Our aim is to take theatre into the community that makes an impact, having a particular focus on using theatre for social change so as to raise awareness and using theatre as a form of therapy. We specialise in physical theatre, audience interaction and using drama therapy techniques.
Our productions are brought directly into Theatres, Schools, Care Centres, Community Spaces, and Outdoor Events and can be adapted to be performed in any size area for any size of audience. On average, Rah Rah performs over 250 shows a year. We also provide a number of different drama based workshops for both young and old.
So far, Rah Rah Theatre Company has taken fifty productions and five workshops on tour. The company has been commissioned by over 5 different councils to write and produce shows within their respective boroughs. Rah Rah has also worked for a number of different companies and charities, including: the Imperial War Museum, The National Trust, The Rose Theatre, Trinity Theatre, Dundee Rep, Aberdeen Arts Centre, Halifax Playhouse, CAST Doncaster, Colour House Children’s Theatre, Age UK, Age Concern, BUPA, Sunrise and Senior Living, Salvation Army and Hope For Justice. In 2017 Rah Rah gained charity status.
THIS YEAR’S SHOWS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Live and online schools shows aimed at secondary schools and sixth form.
“My Dad due to his dementia has barely said a word since lockdown started. Yesterday I watched with tears in my eyes as he sang along to all the songs the fabulous group were singing. I will never forget this very special moment!”
“The students had so much fun watching your show online today. The energy of the actors and the live interaction that was incorporated was superb! The online version of the WEX-Factor show is just as good as the stage version!”
“I defy anyone not to be moved” – Anti-Slavery International
“Yesterday was a triumph! For many, many residents of H& F, the Rah Rah Sunshine Call visits were the first time in 3 months that these elders had a face to face conversation outside their families.”