Darlington Hippodrome is to team up with ODDMANOUT Theatre Company to create The Foundry – a dynamic new community theatre company.
During the 18 month restoration of the Hippodrome, the theatre and ODDMANOUT worked closely together on two major projects: “A Tale of Two Cities”, a full-scale production of the Charles Dickens classic featuring performers from the local community, and “Anywhere” – an immersive theatre experience.
Following a successful bid to Arts Council England and with support from Creative Darlington, The Foundry will open its doors later this year for regional performers to embark on a 36 week-long programme of professional training and workshops.
Scott Young from the ODDMANOUT Theatre Company said: “We are thrilled to be working with Darlington Hippodrome to offer a bespoke new training opportunity to local talent at The Foundry.
“It has always been our ambition to make the company’s work as open and accessible as possible, The Foundry is the next phase of our work in achieving this.
He continued: “We want to be part of emerging artists’ journey as they forge their careers and grow as theatre makers, and to be able to do this in our home town of Darlington is an exciting time in our organisations growth.”
The Foundry will meet on Tuesday evenings at the Darlington Hippodrome for three 12-week terms.
To find out more about the Foundry and how to get involved, visit the Darlington Hippodrome website.
Source: Darlington Hippodrome