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 with an 8th planned as part of the Liberation 2022 initiatives later this year.

Here are some of our incredible statistics from past projects. There have been 398 performances with 21,436 attendances at the following:

  • Secret Weapons / 2016 (revival)
    • in association with the Association of Jersey Charities and One Foundation
    • 34 performances with 2,145 attendances
  • The Great Warrior by Daniel Austin / 2014
    • 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
  • The Book of Kingdoms by Daniel Austin / 2013
    • 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
  • My Family and Other Stories by Gerald Durrell / 2009
    • in association with Durrell Wildlife Conversation Trust
    • Sponsored by: Jersey Tourism
    • Commissioned as part of Durrell’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations
    • 158 twenty-minute performances with 3,721 attendances
  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell / 2007
    • 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
  • Secret Weapons by Daniel Austin / 2005
    • in association with Education, Sport and Culture / Sponsored by: HSBC
    • Commissioned as part of the Liberation 60 Celebrations
    • 48 performances with 3,648 attendances
  • Once Upon and Island… by Brendan Murray / 2004
    • 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 productions have toured to Jersey’s primary schools, some secondary schools, Guernsey, Sark, Bad Wurzach (in southern Germany) and the Ionian island of Corfu.

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

From the first day of the contract right up until the end, the organisation and administration for the ‘Secret Weapons’ tour was superb…

– Stage Manager

I’ve learnt how to speak Russian and German. And also learnt a lot about WW2 and the Occupation.

– Young Actor

Watch this Space! for the announcement of our 2022 Theatre-in-Education project!

For more information about our Theatre-in-Education productions, please contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Hettie Duncan: [email protected]

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