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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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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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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After five previous sell-out Christmas shows, Scratch Built in association with Proteus bring their enchanting and interactive new show to the Creation Space this Christmas, made specifically for pre-school children and their families. Have you ever wondered how the elves have all the toys ready in time for Father Christmas’s Christmas Eve deliveries? Join our…

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We may have seemed a little quiet of late but that’s because we have been working on a brilliant programme for Autumn and also developing exciting new theatre productions. At the end of June we spent an inspiring week in R&D with some very talented females from the world of circus, aerial and physical theatre.…

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Ilé La Wà was developed as part of the Home Is… Project — an exploration of home and displacement through poetry-led collaborations with various visual arts including illustration, animation, dance and theatre. The play itself is the story of four characters, thrown together after being unable to produce the required identification during a random spot…

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