Jersey Arts Centre created a Theatre-in-Education Company in 2004 for the 1204-2004 Jersey and the Crown Celebrations. It has since commissioned, produced and toured 7 major projects.

And there is an 8th planned as part of the Liberation 75 initiatives for later this year/possibly next! Watch this space for a future announcement.

In the meantime, here are some of our incredible statistics from past projects.

There have been 398 performances with 21,436 attendances at the following:

 

  • 2016 > SECRET WEAPONS (revival) by Daniel Austin
  • In association with the Association of Jersey Charities and One Foundation
  • 34 performances with 2,145 attendances

 

  • 2014 > THE GREAT WARRIOR by Daniel Austin
  • In association with One Foundation and the Association of Jersey Charities
  • And the WW1 Centenary (1914-1918) Working Group, Jersey
  • 31 performances with 2,106 attendances

 

  •  2013 > THE BOOK OF KINGDOMS by Daniel Austin
  • In association with One Foundation and the Association of Jersey Charities
  • Commissioned as part of  the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Mace
  • 27 performances with 1,707 attendances

 

  • 2009 > MY FAMILY AND OTHER STORIES by Gerald Durrell
  • In association with Durrell Wildlife / Sponsored by: Jersey Tourism
  • Commissioned as part of Durrell’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations
  • 158 twenty-minute performances with 3,721 attendances

 

  • 2007 > MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS by Gerald Durrell
  • In association with Education, Sport and Culture / Sponsored by: NatWest
  • Commissioned as part of the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the book
  • 62 performances with 5,796 attendances

 

  • 2005 > SECRET WEAPONS by Daniel Austin
  • In association with Education, Sport and Culture / Sponsored by: HSBC
  • Commissioned as part of the Liberation 60 Celebrations
  • 48 performances with 3,648 attendances

 

  • 2004 > ONCE UPON AN ISLAND… by Brendan Murray
  • In association with Education, Sport and Culture
  • Commissioned as part of the 1204-2004 Jersey & the Crown Celebrations
  • 38 performances with 2,313 attendances

 

The plays have toured to Jersey’s primary schools, some secondary schools, Guernsey, Sark, Bad Wurzach (Germany) and the Ionian island of Corfu.

The 2009 project was a series of six, site-sensitive dramatisations, adapted from Gerald Durrell’s novels, performing alfresco at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

The 2016 Occupation project toured Jersey’s primary schools January and March in 2016. There were 34 performances including 3 public at the Assembly Room, St. Helier Town Hall (16-18 February-during half term).

[Photo: The SECRET WEAPONS Theatre-in-Education Company (the potatoes) / Mont Nicolle Primary School / 10 March 2016]