Director and CEO of Proteus, Mary Swan, explains why making Missing In Action now available to watch in full online, became such an important project for the many lives it touched, and why, 8 years on, this play continues to be a reminder to us all of the reason theatre can make a real and…

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Writer and director of BRRR! our family show, now available to watch in full online, reveals the true inspiration for the production’s central character, ‘Steve’ the penguin… Without that grumpy little penguin none of that would have happened Way back in November 2013 Proteus had just moved into the Creation Space, and we wanted to…

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For our next blog we asked our good friend, resident artist and Proteus alumni Jodie Marsh-Hoffman to pen a few lines about following her heart to carve a career as both a performer and visual artist, and what led her to set up a new arts and crafts Youtube channel as Junk Jodie! Hi I’m…

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Hi folks. Alex here, musing and amusing, cake taster, lord of the rings, theatrically-inclined sort, and Engagement Producer here at Proteus. My role at Proteus is all about working with our audiences and communities to understand what it is we can be doing to help. For many of our young people, that is through offering…

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Mary Swan here! For those that don’t know me I am the Artistic Director and CEO of Proteus, but crucially I’m also a Mum to two teenage daughters. So, I wanted to share the experience of having teenagers in lockdown, as there seems to be a plethora of resources and activities for younger children, but…

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Hi, Helen here! Homeschooling is going pretty well here at Palmer Towers, but I’ve just had a horrifying thought – next week is the school holidays! Given that I’m still going to be working at home, and homework from school will be minimal, what on earth am I going to do with Palmer Jr for…

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Just 3 weeks since International Woman’s Day 2020, it seem’s pertinent to share this interview that I did for Basingstoke Together. Before Covid-19 had really touched the UK and we were yet to face the biggest challenge of a generation, who knew that #flexibleworking #homeworking would become a reality for so many over us overnight?…

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Hey Folks, Mary G here (also known as the ‘other’ Mary, Mary#2 and Marketing Mary). It’s been a strange few days, nay weeks infact, trying to anticipate what lies ahead and navigate the odd situation we find ourselves in. I have the added joy of being tasked with homeschooling my sociable 5 year old, whilst…

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  -Taken from Facebook post 23rd March, 2020 Hi Everyone, Helen here! So, day one of “everyone is working from home including the children”. So far, Proteus Admin Department has done PE with Joe Wicks, checked emails, supervised Maths, checked emails, worked on a Spring Topic, downloaded audience feedback project work, failed to get online…

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In Spring 2020 Proteus’ producing arm will premiere a brand new adaptation of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber at Worthing Theatres – director Mary Swan explains why, at the start of a new decade, there has never been a better time to delve into the world of Carter’s rich imagination. Angela Carter’s re-telling of western…

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