A Night with the Light

My Place – information for host venues

ACCOMODATION FORM

Thank you so much for organising accommodation for our My Place travellers. It’s really important for our actors and technician to know where they are going and that they will get bed and board for the night, so thank you for providing this for them. 

Find the link to the accommodation form here.

 

PUBLICITY FORM

Please fill out the following publicity form so we have information specific to your venue for the publicity materials. The sooner you fill this out, the sooner we can get the materials to you and you can start advertising the event. 

Find the link to the publicity materials form here

 

Thank you! We really appreciate all of your efforts and cooperation and are very excited for each performance of the tour! 

If there is anything else you need to know, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing ruth@rltc.org or calling 01904 655317.

 

My Place

 

Could you help bring change to the lives of vulnerable children? That was the question set before us and now we have a powerful and moving evening of theatre and conversation to offer you.

Home for Good is partnering with Riding Lights Theatre Company to launch an 8 week nationwide tour from May 2022. We are looking for venues right across the UK.

Each evening will combine a performance of the new short play My Place – a wonderfully engaging piece of dramatic story-telling – with an opportunity to hear about Home for Good and how each of us can play our part in transforming the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Click HERE to see the My Place tour dates.


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WHAT’S THE STORY OF MY PLACE?

Both entertaining and thought-provoking, My Place follows the stories of four children in care. An individual child, a pair of siblings and an unaccompanied child refugee. They have different backgrounds and journeys, brought to life through a range of colourful story-telling techniques, including song and spoken word. Each story highlights the need for all vulnerable children to have a safe, stable and loving home where they can thrive.

 

WHO ARE HOME FOR GOOD?

Home for Good is a charity that exists to find a home for every child who needs one. We hope to inspire and equip individuals and families to open their homes and hearts to children and teenagers through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings. We also resource churches to be a welcoming and supportive community for all families who care for vulnerable children and advocate on their behalf at all levels of government. Home for Good is thrilled to have this opportunity to join with Riding Lights in presenting My Place.

WHY A PLAY?

Watching a play unfold engages the imagination in a vivid way and is more immediate than video. It allows you to place yourself in another person’s shoes, to think about issues from a new perspective, perhaps even to think about things you have never considered before. Riding Lights has over 40 years of professional experience doing just this in theatres, schools, prisons, cathedrals, churches and community centres across the UK.

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

Everyone! Any individual who cares about children, has a passion for justice and compassion for our society’s most vulnerable would be inspired by this event. We hope that many people will gain a better understanding of the experience of young refugees and children in care. The play is suitable for teenagers and adults but not recommended for younger children.

For further details, please contact ruth@rltc.org or call Ruth on 01904 655317

2022 Courses

Face the Music (14-25)

Face the Music returns, with an expanded age bracket, for a fabulous production of Sister Act. Jump for joy in this gospel sensation, with vibrant musical numbers and quality comedy to be found. So, get thee to the nunnery for this Joyful Joyful show full of music, dance and fun.

Riding Lights Express (14-18)

Ready for a rip-roaring return, this year A Comedy of Errors gets the RLX treatment in a playful and potent production of this Shakespearean classic. Flex your acting muscles bringing to life this funny, fast-paced farce about mistaken identity and other silly shenanigans. 

Stage By Stage (19-90)

Presenting Chekhov’s Shorts, a colourful bill of short comedies from the king of character himself, Anton Chekhov – with parts for all. Hone your acting skills and enjoy the full force of the ridiculous under the expert tutelage of our STS directors.

 The Joy-Full Works (19-90)

Spend the week writing, devising and revelling in joyous storytelling. Bring some of your most surprising and joyful memories to life in a brand-new ensemble show created in the week from the personal stories of the Joy-Full Works company.

 Radio Active (19-90)

The Radio Active Players present The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – sort of! Join the company of this live ‘radio play that goes wrong’ for a hilarious misadventure in sound and space. Expand your vocal technique and have fun creating live foley sound effects to conjure a stellar soundscape.

Technical Theatre (16-90)

Gain excellent experience from a seasoned professional: learn effective stage-management, how to rig and operate lighting and create a sound design. Then work alongside a director and have fun enhancing one of the shows at the climax of the Summer School.

HAVING TROUBLE CHOOSING?

Hear more about the courses below.

Costs and Booking

COSTS

The cost of the 2022 Summer School is £585. This covers all tuition and materials for the week, as well as food and accommodation.

Book by 20th February for an early booking discount of £35 – that’s a reduced cost of £550.

Bursaries are available as well as a number of free places for those not in full time employment or education. For more information, please contact us.

BOOKING

To book your place, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please email summerschool@rltc.org or phone 01904 655317.

Fizzy Finn – Watch at Home

FIZZY FINN FINDS HIS FEET – Individual bookings

STREAMING ONLINE TO YOUR HOME

“I loved it. It’s so good for all aged children” – parent

“I thought it was amazing! I liked the part where they went ka-pow!” – child

“It’s super funny, really interactive and brilliant for kids to learn it’s okay not be feel okay sometimes” – parent

Many young children have found recent lockdowns and absences from friends and family very stressful, causing anxieties they find hard to articulate.  Riding Lights has created this wonderfully insightful Christmas show to address some of these problems in a gentle, fun way.  Through the character of Finn and his discovery of Tink the cobbler and her amazing story-telling Shoe Shop, we jump right into tales of bravery, fear and finding your feet in a stormy world.

Technical

You will be allowed access to the videos on 22 November and guidelines for distribution/use, subject to a fee and licence agreement being returned to Riding Lights.

Your licence to the show will allow you access until 31 January 2022. Before that date you will be able to watch the films privately with families and friends.

Dates

The films will be available to view from 23 November 2021 – 31 January 2022

Tickets cost £10 for unlimited access between 23 November 2021 and 31 January 2022

 

Fizzy Finn – Community Film Bookings

FIZZY FINN FINDS HIS FEET

STREAMING ONLINE TO YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY from November 22 to January 31

“I thought it was amazing! I liked the part where they went ka-pow!” – child

“Fun and fast-paced. Throughout all I could hear was children laughing” – Year 6 teacher

“It’s super funny, really interactive and brilliant for kids to learn it’s okay not be feel okay sometimes” – parent

Many young children have found recent lockdowns and absences from friends and family very stressful, causing anxieties they find hard to articulate.  Riding Lights has created this wonderfully insightful Christmas show to address some of these problems in a gentle, fun way. Through the character of Finn and his discovery of Tink the cobbler and her amazing story-telling Shoe Shop, we jump right into tales of bravery, fear and finding your feet in a stormy world.

This is a lovely way to bring together a local community for a family friendly Christmas event.

Cost for streaming online to Communities

£2 + VAT per child or family watching the films. Minimum order of £24 + VAT.

Please contact us directly if you’d like to book this as part of a circuit or Churches
Together initiative to talk about a fee.

Sponsoring a film for your local primary school or other church-linked organisation such as. Brownies or Cubs is a great way to continue to offer valuable support. Schools and groups receive access to the films and a resource pack of creative activities to use over the final weeks of term – a valuable resource for time-stretched teachers looking to inject some fun at the close of the year!

To sponsor a school or group’s access to the films, or if you have any questions please contact us on chloe@rltc.org or 01904 655317.

BOOK HERE for Fizzy Finn streamed online

 

Fizzy Finn – Primary School Film

Fizzy Finn – on film for Primary Schools

“I loved it. It’s so good for all aged children” – adult

“I thought it was amazing! I liked the part where they went ka-pow!” – child

“Fun and fast-paced. Throughout all I could hear was children laughing” – Year 6 teacher

“It’s super funny, really interactive and brilliant for kids to learn it’s okay not be feel okay sometimes” – parent

“It was very colourful and fun” – child

Nov 22 – Jan 31

Many young children have found recent lockdowns and absences from friends and family very stressful, causing anxieties they find hard to articulate.  Riding Lights has created this wonderfully insightful Christmas show to address some of these problems in a gentle, fun way.  Through the character of Finn and his discovery of Tink the cobbler and her amazing story-telling Shoe Shop, we jump right into tales of bravery, fear and finding your feet in a stormy world.

Episode 1 – Tink the Cobbler’s Story Shop
Confused and anxious, Fizzy Finn arrives on Christmas Eve, escaping from a thunderstorm that has been chasing him for weeks. After advising him to ‘Blotzsh the Glim’, Tink hopes he will learn from the surprising story of poor Suzy Pettiskew.

Episode 2 – Barney Box and the Expanding Dog
Crackling electricity from the storm outside keeps Finn sheltering in the shop. He gets caught up in the world of Barney Box and his Expanding Dog – a problem which grows bigger and bigger, the longer Barney tries to keep it secret.

Episode 3 – Fizzy Finn Finds His Feet
We discover that Tink, too, has a remarkable shoe story of her own to tell and sharing it with Finn gives courage to them both. Finn finds his feet as he begins to understand why, this year, the prospect of having ‘two Christmases’ has been making him feel so strangely ‘fizzy’.

Schools streaming the show will be given free online access to the support materials

The show lasts approximately 45 minutes and can be viewed in three episodes if preferred.

 

Streaming costs from November 22nd

Under 50 pupils   £50 +VAT

51-100 pupils      £100 + VAT

100-200 pupils    £150+VAT

200+ pupils        £200 + VAT

 

Technical

You will be allowed access to the videos on 22 November and guidelines for distribution/use, subject to a fee and licence agreement being returned to Riding Lights.

Your licence will allow you access until 31 January 2022.

 

BOOK HERE to meet Fizzy Finn and the curious cobbler on film

 

Fizzy Finn Finds His Feet

FIZZY FINN FINDS HIS FEET by Jon Boustead- a play for all children, especially those who found lockdown made them feel stressed and anxious

Director – Erin Burbridge

Designer – Anna Gooch

Touring to schools and local communities, streaming online as well as live at Friargate Theatre – there must be a way for you to see this fabulous show.

With its magical blend of vivid story-telling, original music and creative puppetry, you’re in for a treat!  

Finn is a fidget. His brain is ablaze with an unbreakable buzz that fizzes to his fingers and tickles his toes…or it would do if he could only find his feet.  ‘Electricity ripples like thunder in my chest and lightning in my brain. I can’t escape!’

Christmas brings surprises and not all of them are nice. It’s a crackling mix of hopes and fears and they’re definitely getting closer.  So Finn is on the run. Can stories help to untangle things? If only someone would listen to Suzy Pettiskew before she bursts. Or stop Barney Box’s dog from growing bigger night by night.  And can anyone really ‘blotzch the Glim’?

Shoes are very good story tellers. You experience a lot by stepping into someone else’s shoes’.  

Fasten your laces! Tie them up tight and join Finn as he discovers Tink the cobbler and her amazing story-telling Shoe Shop. Jump into this crackling Christmas adventure of bravery, fear and finding your feet in a stormy world, exploring the big things troubling young minds today.

 

Streaming Online for primary schools, communities, individual bookings 

Watch The Selfish Giant at Home

Rent The Selfish Giant for a week for just £7!

The Giant is angry. He’s been away for a long time and returns to find children – children! – playing in his beautiful garden!

Every day after school, they come and run about, laughing and playing games under the blossom on his peach trees, listening to the delightful songs of the birds. So, he puts up a big wall and an even bigger KEEP OUT notice to put a stop to all that. Then winter seizes the garden in its icy fingers…  

Will its grip ever be broken?