The New Diorama Theatre At Regent’s Place In Partnership With Rhum & Clay Present ‘Everything Has Changed’

New production helping children to understand the effects of the pandemic to tour London primary schools

August 2021: The New Diorama Theatre located at Regent’s Place has partnered with award winning theatre company Rhum + Clay to create ‘Everything Has Changed’. A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 7-11 year-olds about change, why it happens – and how to deal with it. For three weeks in August ‘Everything Has Changed’ will be touring local schools, with 40 performances, performing to over 1,500 school children. The show will be performed free of charge thanks to the generosity of the partners British Land, Camden Council, Camden Alive and National Literacy Trust.

‘Everything Has Changed' is a fast moving, musical adventure that acknowledges the weirdness and discombobulation of this last year for children in primary education as they have experienced a year of lockdowns, isolation from friends and family and a complete disruption to their normal routines. For these children this year may represent a quarter of their remembered life and with their worlds seemingly altered forever and suddenly surrounded by fallible, nervous or depressed adults, anxiety is something many children will have had to experience for the first time. ‘Everything Has Changed’ has been made in consultation with a child psychologist and involved extensive conversations with school children.

The production uses movement, rhythm and original music to explore the chaos and dissonance of the last year allowing young people to re-frame and re-examine their experiences of the last year, gain agency over what has seemed completely out of their control and develop a sense of optimism and resilience about their futures.

‘Everything Has Changed’ will be touring primary schools across London including many within the borough of Camden, local to Regent’s Place, such as Fleet Primary, Gospel Oak, Richard Cobden and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. The New Diorama Theatre will also provide teachers at these schools with sets of follow up resources, developed with education professionals, which tie directly into themes of the show and support teachers in delivering social and cultural education, encouraging children to be creative, get active and continue the discussion once the show is over.

British Land and Regent’s Place are committed to enhancing the lives of children within their local communities through the arts, and are proud to be supporting the ‘Everything Has Changed’ production tour this August.

Running time: Approx 50 mins

Generously supported by British Land, Camden Council, Camden Alive and National Literacy Trust

 

About New Diorama Theatre

New Diorama Theatre is a pioneering studio theatre in the heart of London at British Land's Regent's Place campus. New Diorama are dedicated to providing a home for the UK’s best theatre ensembles. Since opening in 2010, New Diorama have received three prestigious Peter Brook Awards for their programme, been named Fringe Theatre of TheYear at The Stage Awards and in 2019 won The Stage’s Innovation Prize for their programming model. Work commissioned and produced at New Diorama regularly tours nationally and internationally, including regular transfers Off-Broadway. www.newdiorama.com

About Rhum + Clay

Rhum + Clay is led by co-Artistic Directors, Julian Spooner and Matt Wells and Executive producer, Sally Cowling. Emerging from the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, Rhum + Clay’s work is always devised and always physically virtuosic and made with an ever changing and extraordinary range of creative collaborators. Over the past decade the company’s productions have toured in the UK and internationally, the last two years seeing their 2017 production of Testosterone and their 2018 production of Mistero buffo playing to audiences in Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, France and Venezuela. Their most recent show, The War of the Worlds, received huge press and audience acclaim on its premiere at the New Diorama, and is currently touring extensively in the UK and abroad.

For more information on Rhum + Clay please visit www.rhumandclay.com / @rhumandclay

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