Taking Flight Theatre
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Nov 10, 2016
Jake Sawyers is attending Taking Flight Theatre's event
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Romeo and Juliet tour of Wales at Wales

June 16, 2016 at 6:30pm to August 1, 2016 at 7pm
It’s Verona 1963 and it's the annual college Boat Race, the high society courtship event for the rich, beautiful and perfectly coiffed.  Times are turbulent, so you’ll really need to support your house, whether it be Montague or Capulet, as they battle it out on the river.  A new take on a very old tale - you can expect to see Taking Flight's signature traits - exciting visual theatre with live original music and plenty of comedy.  All performances feature BSL by Sami Thorpe and live audio…See More
Jun 16, 2016
Julie Barclay is attending Taking Flight Theatre's event
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Romeo and Juliet at Thompson's Park, Canton

June 16, 2016 at 6:30pm to June 19, 2016 at 6:30pm
It’s Verona 1963 and it's the annual college Boat Race, the high society courtship event for the rich, beautiful and perfectly coiffed.  Times are turbulent, so you’ll really need to support your house, whether it be Montague or Capulet, as they battle it out on the river.  A new take on a very old tale - you can expect to see Taking Flight's signature traits - exciting visual theatre with live original music and plenty of comedy.  All performances feature BSL by Sami Thorpe and live audio…See More
May 3, 2016
Taking Flight Theatre posted events
May 3, 2016
Taking Flight Theatre posted a blog post

Job vacancy- General Manager at Taking Flight Theatre

Taking Flight Theatre Company is seeking to appoint a part- time General Manager This is a new fixed-term, part-time post, funded by Arts Council Wales in order to assist Taking Flight to develop its infrastructure, increasing the sophistication of its management procedures and ensuring that fits administrative functions are robustly able to support the company’s creative vision. This includes the day- to- day financial management of the company and fund- raising.  We’re looking for someone…See More
May 3, 2016
Taking Flight Theatre posted events
Jun 5, 2015
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Taking Flight Theatre Needs Your Support at Wales

April 1, 2015 at 12pm to April 23, 2015 at 10am
WE NEED YOU!!!! As part of our summer all Wales tour of The Winter's Tale, we will be working with D/deaf, disabled and disadvantaged young- and this year for the first time older people- in Wales. Participants will work with our choreographer, Gemma Prangle and assistant, Jenna Preece- an inclusive team providing positive role models- to create the dance for the opening scene of the play. They will then perform alongside our professional actors!  This gives the participants a unique…See More
Apr 1, 2015
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Casting Call - Real Human Being by Matthew Bulgo

Award winning Cardiff based theatre company Taking Flight Theatre are casting for  the 2015 Autumn tour of Real Human Being  by Matthew Bulgo  This production tours  to schools across Wales and is about the issues surrounding Disability Hate Crime. Casting Breakdown: Rhys – Male playing age 17, Welsh,  College student who is a self confessed ‘regular’ guy who wants to do the right thing but finds himself caught in an impossible situation. Catrin – Female playing age 17 Welsh,  Catrin is quick…See More
Jan 18, 2015
Taking Flight Theatre posted a blog post

Recruiting - Lead Facilitator 'As you Like it' South Wales

Taking Flight Theatre are looking for an experienced and strong workshop leader/facilitator.   To work as part of the Outreach Team for 'As you like it'  in and around Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff this Summer.  Dates are 19th May - 22nd June (tbc) Essential: Driver ( ideally with own vehicle),  experience of working inclusively with a variety of client groups, confident to lead workshops, experience of devising and working collaboratively,  DBS/CRB check or willingness to under go check prior to…See More
Feb 11, 2014
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Casting for Summer Tour 2014

Taking Flight Theatre Company www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk are seeking actors for their 2014 outdoor tour of As You Like it (funding pending).  The production will tour from our Cardiff base so actors with a South Wales base preferred. Provisional dates are mid May to Mid July.  Taking Flight actively encourages applications from physically disabled, sensory impaired and D/deaf actors.  Taking Flight are proud to work within Equity's Outdoor…See More
Nov 5, 2013
Taking Flight Theatre joined Hijinx Theatre's group
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The Hijinx Residencies

After a fantastically successful first round of residencies from 2011-2013 in which we welcomed Complicite, John Wright, Frantic Assembly and Spymonkey to Cardiff amongst others, we are delighted that ACW offered us a  second training grant to continue our residencies.During 2013 - 2014 we will again be inviting super-hot theatre companies and practitioners to lead week long, and sometimes longer, workshops for local practitioners and our own learning disabled performers.  The workshops are…See More
Apr 25, 2012
Taking Flight Theatre posted a blog post

Taking FLight Theatre Companyare looking for new Trustees

Taking Flight Theatre is currently recruiting new trustees to join their Board of Directors and help take the company to the next stage of it's development.  Taking Flight is a Cardiff based company producing professional productions featuring integrated casts of Disabled and non disabled performers and working to make The Arts accessible for all.  We also have a very strong workshop and outreach programme.  Although funded…See More
Apr 25, 2012
Taking Flight Theatre added a discussion to the group Actors
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casting for new show

Taking Flight are casting for a new show.  More details on www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk on the news/blogs page. Many ThanksEliseSee More
Mar 13, 2012
Elise Davison commented on Taking Flight Theatre's event 'Twelfth Night'
"Thank you Michael - so pleased you enjoyed it - thanks so much for your continued support! xxx"
Aug 10, 2011
Elise Davison is attending Taking Flight Theatre's event
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Twelfth Night at Amelia Trust

August 10, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Taking Flight bring their fast paced, colourful and hilarious version of Twelfth Night to Amelia Trust Farm, Five Mile Lane near Barry. To book, go to www.takingflighttheatre.com. Accessible. Supported with BSL/ SSE. Audio Described performance.
Aug 10, 2011
Taking Flight Theatre commented on Taking Flight Theatre's event 'Twelfth Night'
"thank you Michael- this means a lot! xxx"
Aug 8, 2011

Profile Information

What I do:
We are an integrated theatre company based in Cardiff. Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Elise Davison and Executive Director Beth House. TFTC creates inclusive, accessible productions featuring physically disabled, sensory impaired, D/deaf and non disabled professional actors. In addition the outreach programme works with various charities and organisation running workshops and residencies. Through our work, we aim to change perceptions of disabled people in The Arts, creating work that challenges preconceptions and breaks down barriers.
A little more about me:
Working towards a theatre that doesn't need to use the word inclusive any more. A truly accessible, immersive and inclusive experience. Where access is the starting point for creativity not just an add on. A theatre where casting is relevant to talent not the way you look or the way you may be perceived in society. A theatre which is working towards changing perceptions and attitude. A theatre for the people!
Location:
Cardiff
Projects I’m working on:
The Winter's Tale - National outdoor promenade theatre tour 2015.

Real Human Being - WAG funded tour of Forum theatre piece about disability Hate Crime written by Matthew Bulgo touring until 2016

You and Me ( working title ) a piece of multi - sensory, immersive theatre for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their siblings. Production planned for 2016

Working towards a truly inclusive theatre in Wales
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk
Twitter @username:
@takingflightco

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Casting call - You've got Dragons

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You’ve got Dragons by Kathryn Cave

Casting call

 

Taking Flight Theatre, an award winning inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff, working with access at the heart of the creative process are seeking actors for our inclusive and accessible family piece touring to theatres across the UK.  Actors must have a passion for creating work for family audiences and be prepared for the vigour of mid - scale touring.   Also desirable are…

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Posted on November 10, 2016 at 16:00

Casting Call - The Tempest

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Casting call

 

The Tempest

 

Actors M/F for an outdoor, promenade, accessible tour of Wales of The Tempest.  

 

Taking Flight are an award winning inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff, working with access at the heart of the creative process.   This production of The Tempest will push boundaries and requires actors who are not afraid of hard work or challenges both in the rehearsal room and on tour.…

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Posted on November 10, 2016 at 16:00

Job vacancy- General Manager at Taking Flight Theatre

Taking Flight Theatre Company is seeking to appoint a part- time General Manager

 

This is a new fixed-term, part-time post, funded by Arts Council Wales in order to assist Taking Flight to develop its infrastructure, increasing the sophistication of its management procedures and ensuring that fits administrative functions are robustly able to support the company’s creative vision. This includes the day- to- day…

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Posted on May 3, 2016 at 10:30

Casting Call - Real Human Being by Matthew Bulgo

Award winning Cardiff based theatre company Taking Flight Theatre are casting for  the 2015 Autumn tour of Real Human Being  by Matthew Bulgo 

 

This production tours  to schools across Wales and is about the issues surrounding Disability Hate Crime.

 

Casting Breakdown:

 

Rhys – Male playing age 17, Welsh,  College student who is a self confessed ‘regular’ guy who wants to do the right thing but finds himself caught in an impossible…

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Posted on January 18, 2015 at 12:04

Recruiting - Lead Facilitator 'As you Like it' South Wales

Taking Flight Theatre are looking for an experienced and strong workshop leader/facilitator.   To work as part of the Outreach Team for 'As you like it'  in and around Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff this Summer.  Dates are 19th May - 22nd June (tbc) 

Essential: Driver ( ideally with own vehicle),  experience of working inclusively with a variety of client groups, confident to lead workshops, experience of devising and working collaboratively,  DBS/CRB check or willingness to under go…

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Posted on February 11, 2014 at 14:17

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At 15:29 on August 26, 2009, The Living Willow Theatre said…
Hello, I am please the show is going well. I just don't think it will be possible for us to catch this one but will keep an eye open for future productions. Best wishes for the rest of the tour
At 11:53 on August 21, 2009, steve fisher said…
hello. how can i find out more about your company?
At 14:59 on August 14, 2009, Catherine Paskell said…
Hi Beth

Thanks so much for your message, apologies it has taken me a while to pin down which performance I am able to make! Please can I get 2 tickets for the Saturday 7pm performance for tomorrow? Please can you let me know that this is okay? Thanks so much, I'm really looking forward to it. Hope to catch you at the performance tomorrow. x
 
 
 

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