Applause Rural Touring works with artists and communities to bring exceptional arts to familiar local spaces. Every year Applause Outdoors commissions new shows, developed specially for outdoor events and offers these professional, exciting and unique performances to local promoters and event organisers at subsidised costs.
In the summer of 2020, we are supporting through commission funds, six professional companies who have created engaging and interactive shows specially to tour to outdoor events.
On offer this summer at highly subsidised costs are a playful acrobatic duet, classic storytelling with a twist, a hilarious walkabout show featuring oversized trees, a part dance part trampolining extravaganza, a raucous puppetry falconry display and a live art piece exploring how to ask for help.
‘It’s been a joy to see how people have embraced the theatre in the middle of their fete – however surreal and thought provoking, slapstick and just plain silly – but always fun. People have come to expect it along with the bouncy slide and beer tent.’ Adele Cantlebury, Isfield Village Fete
The companies and shows are:
- Hands Down Circus: TAPE THAT (co commissioned with the Roundhouse in partnership with FiraTàrrega’s Support for Creation programme)
- Rhiannon Armstrong: CAN I HELP YOU (co commissioned with Home Live Art)
- Dizzy O’Dare: FALCONRY DISMAY
- Frolicked: SEEING RED
- James Wilton Dance: THE ROBOT AND I
- Frank Wurzinger: TREE FELLAS
If you are a Volunteer Promoter and would like to know how Applause Outdoors can support your fete or outdoor event in 2020, please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form here
If you are a Festival Promoter, please get in touch with us via the form below for more information.