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Reedham Passion Play 2017
Dear God...
“The ocean is like God and raindrops are the religion. When they fall into the ocean they become one.”
Zoya Ahmed and Nurun Uddin

Fired Up Theatre
"You're not on your own"

Fired Up Theatre is a professional arts company based in Staffordshire that essentially delivers work alongside the education, community, health, arts and faith based sectors; more often not intertwining the aforementioned sectors to maximise the efficacy of the arts to produce empathetic projects that are fully inclusive and empathetic to both individual and ensemble.

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Drama, creative writing, dance, music and film are the creative techniques that are used to explore the inner depths of each respective project. The diversity of our work can be demonstrated by the fact over the last 2-3 years, projects have included working alongside Tame Valley Wetlands to produce a poetry booklet from communities and individuals that resonate the sounds and images of the River Tame, becoming the resident theatre company at the Dr Samuel Johnson Museum in Lichfield and crucially continuing our work with groups and individuals from marginalised backgrounds who we look to assist in projecting their voices; or alternatively performing their thoughts and messages through the voices of our highly talented actors-one such project Is Mausoleum, a work that highlights the current plight of the global refugee crisis.

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Artistic Director Simon Quinn has enjoyed collaborative work alongside pupils and teachers at St. Augustine’s First School in Draycott in the Clay since the heady days of the Arts Council’s Creative Partnership programme. So this latest venture has allowed Fired Up Theatre and pupils representing reception and year’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 to develop a stimulating series of workshops that have been devised in such way as to herald the voices of those living and learning in Draycott in the Clay, and surrounding areas in East Staffordshire that can be deemed to prone to isolation.

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Whilst Fired Up’s main objective was to collate imagery and text for performance purposes, it was vitally important to maintain a high level of inclusion and enjoyment so that the ‘every chid matters’ aspect was held to account throughout.

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