One year on, 40 years on and so much to come this Summer!

As we pass the one year anniversary of theatres and arts centres closing their doors as the UK entered the first national lockdown, national touring theatre company Proteus, based at the Creation Space in the heart of Basingstoke, reflect on how they have maintained the vital connection with their communities and audiences over the past…

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Placement opportunity

Interested in a potential career in the arts industry? Looking to gain paid experience working for a busy and dynamic touring theatre company who also run community arts centre? Aged 16-24? On Universal Credit and not currently employed? Well organised, tech literate and with good communication and interpersonal skills? If yes then this could be…

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How Scratchbuilt saved Christmas

Bringing children back where they belong, in a carefree world of imagination, dreams, magic, and pure joy Basingstoke Gazette Exactly two months on from the Final Christmas Eve performances of Your Christmas Needs You, the team reflect on why making the Christmas show this year, against all the odds, was ALWAYS the right thing to…

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It’s never too late to join the party

This installment of Proteus recommends is, admittedly, an epic one, but hopefully with something for everyone; from online theatrical gems, to some great TV to stream in celebration of LGBT+ History month. The Proteus team share their favourite digital experiences from the first 4 weeks of 2021. Kicking off is a recommendation from Mary Swan…

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Lockdown 3.0 – a message from the Proteus team

Dear friends, It goes without saying that unfortunately the Creation Space has to remain closed for the time being due to the current Government restrictions. We will, of course, open for classes and workshops as soon as possible. Whilst this was not the start to 2021 that we all hoped for, the Proteus team are…

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Proteus Recommends: November

Firstly, we want to say a HUGE thankyou for all those who booked tickets and came along to support our Signal Fires event on the 31st October. It was so wonderful to welcome back audiences to see live performance, even though we now are now amid another 4-week hiatus, so we feel incredibly lucky to…

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SIGNAL FIRES – returning to the original form of theatre

Signal fires

About Signal Fires During October and November, fires lit up across the UK with storytellers and audiences sharing in one of the original forms of theatre, storytelling around the fireside. Each fire, a visual reminder of the vibrancy of touring theatre, and the threat our industry continues to face. From spectacular bonfires to digital blazes;…

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Be part of a unique Basingstoke Audio Trail!

Local artists and theatre makers Ben Mills (Proteus Associate Artist) and Lydia Thompson (who has and directed previous Proteus Youth Theatre shows) are asking the people of Basingstoke to lend their singing voices to a new audio trail project celebrating the past, present and future of Basingstoke! Read on to find out more in Ben…

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Proteus Recommends

Resident office horror/thriller fans Mary G and Janet have been devouring time-travelling German noir thriller DARK (our words, not theirs!), an utterly gripping, nail-biting, mind-bending story of the interweaving lives of residents in a small town, and a great study of cause and effect. Our Artistic Director Mary S. has been gripped by BBC documentary…

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Holding the sky up

The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them….Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due. Winston Churchill addressing the Royal Academy on 30 April 1938 Whilst seemingly every other industry seems to…

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