Project information

Snow White - Pop Up Panto for Primary Schools

To tour an hour long Pop Up Panto to Lambeth state primary schools. This reimagining of the classic tale of Snow White adapted by Lee Sutton is designed for multicultural young Londoners. They will be able to experience this in their own schools at a fraction of the cost of a theatre visit.

November 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Sixteenfeet Productions

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  • Need

    Need


    The diminishing arts provision in state schools means many of children do not have access to arts participation. Access to plays and music may be limited due to economic or cultural reasons denying them the opportunity to explore their own creativity or take part in our shared cultural heritage.

    Solution

    Pantomimes are often our first experience of theatre but unfortunately the high price of tickets means many children miss out on this tradition. We will bring the experience of live performance into local schools at a fraction of the cost of a theatre visit. The production will have all the traditional hallmarks of a pantomime, but still feel relevant and contemporary for the intended audience of 7-11 year olds. Interactive elements will include the children playing the dwarves.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase arts provision for 7-11 year olds in Lambeth state schools through live theatre


    Activities

    » Produce a Pop Up Panto able to tour Lambeth primary schools over the three weeks leading up to Christmas.

    What success will look like

    By the uptake from the schools and the feedback from the pupils. We will encourage the schools to engage on an ongoing basis through workshops throughout the year.


    Aim 2

    To give children and families the chance to share a visit to a pantomime as part of Christmas.


    Activities

    » Offer performances in a Community setting that are affordable, accessible, inclusive and fun. This will include an allocation of free tickets.

    What success will look like

    By the uptake of tickets and referrals from local organisations.
    Feedback from audience.
    Development of relationships established with community groups previously established.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The Pop Up Panto will give the children an enjoyable stimulating experience of a tradition that is part of our shared cultural heritage. The relationship we have with the schools will be part of a longer term strategy of bringing creative opportunities into the educational environment.
    The project will increase the cultural offer locally and may spark a life-long enjoyment of theatre.

    Risk

    A lack of uptake from schools.
    Our previous track record demonstrates that their is a real appetite for this project. The main risk is affordability. We want to keep this to a maximum of £2.00 per child. Our costs make this impossible without funding.

    A lack of excellence in the product
    The company has constructed a tight but realistic budget that will deliver a high quality production and engaged an experienced writer with a proven track record.

    Reporting

    We will report back through a written evaluation with feedback from schools and teachers. It is our intention to have 1 day of performances on 22nd December which will be open to the public. All pledgers and donors will be invited to attend.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,135

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,200 Actors 3 actors x 4 week @ £350
      £1,800 Stage Manager 1 x £450 x 4 (also driving van)
      £1,500 Director For 1 week preparation & 2 rehearsing
      £1,900 Designer & Writer For Script realisation and Production design
      £550 Design Budget Set, props & costumes
      £2,400 Production team setting up schools performances all administration prior and post tour
      £1,200 Sound Narrator recording in studio/sound editing/music
      £585 Van Hire Touring to schools

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Schools Bookings £3,115 Guaranteed
    Schools Bookings £7,460 Conditional
    Public Performances x 2 days £1,700 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Lambeth
    We will particularly target children in the areas of most deprivation in the Borough. Brixton is the most deprived town centre in Lambeth,
    Coldharbour ward which takes in most of central Brixton is, by some way, the most deprived of Lambeth’s 21 wards with
    The highest number of long term unemployed or people who have never worked.
    The highest number of households with dependent children.
    Other deprived wards include Ferndale and Tulse Hill 36% of Lambeth children live in poverty.

    Beneficiaries

    We have 61 state primary schools in the Borough. In 2017 our pop up panto of Aladdin was seen by 3895 children we hope to increase this to 4000 in 2018. Through the public performances we will offer children and their families the opportunity to share in a traditional Christmas treat at a cost which will be affordable to everyone. We will offer an allocation of tickets to families through Lambeth Young carers and also refugee family organisations building on links from our summer project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a track record of delivering theatre with a recognised standard of excellence. This is demonstrated by the following we have for our summer promenade shows. In 2016 and 2017 we produced a touring Pop Up Panto which reached over 3000 7-11 year olds each year. Sixteenfeet is strongly rooted in our community and has a reputation for delivering high quality, accessible theatre

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    People

    Lee Sutton

    Playwright with a passion for this project and a proven record of delivery.

We have an issue in this country in terms of working class people having access to activities like writing and plays and music. Working class people are under-resourced when it comes to the arts and we need to rebalance that

Sir Lenny Henry