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Proto-type Mentorship Scheme (2015/16)
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Proto-type Mentorship Scheme (2015/16)

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The 2015/16 Proto-type Mentorship Scheme was designed to support graduate theatre companies seeking a professional career in the arts.


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Fortnight (2011-15)
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Fortnight (2011-15)

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Brilliant, beautiful and unique, Fortnight is two-week long exploration of what it means to ‘be here, now’. “Part theatrical magic, part philosophical treasure hunt”, Fortnight is a thrilling experience for 200 people who sign up to receive communications and attend secret events around their city, which are specially created for and by them.


Fortnight has travelled to Bristol (2011), Lancaster (2011), Manchester (2012), Oxford (2013), Coventry (2014) and Nottingham Playhouse (2015).


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The Good, the God and the Guillotine (2013)
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The Good, the God and the Guillotine (2013)

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A show that steals its style from the gig, the opera and the recital, The Good, the God and the Guillotine is a music-driven piece of theatre like no other.


A long walk, the beach. A fight, a murder. The heat, and the barking of dogs. We’re travelling out of the sun and towards darkness...


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Residency with Compagnie Derezo (2012)
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Residency with Compagnie Derezo (2012)

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Proto-type were invited to Brest, North-west France to work with Compagnie Derezo. We shared work and ideas based around Derezo’s theatrical investigations into the text La Ville est un Trou (The City is a Hole) by Charles Pennequin.


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COMPANY MENTORSHIP SCHEME (2012 pilot programme)
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COMPANY MENTORSHIP SCHEME (2012 pilot programme)

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In 2012, Proto-type provided mentorship to a young company of recently graduated, contemporary theatre-makers. In this pilot scheme, the young company received resources and support to help develop their creative and organisational skills and establish their touring company.


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Sunday Lunch Club (2009–12)
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Sunday Lunch Club (2009–12)

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The Sunday Lunch Club was a peer networking, work share and meal event that ran six times a year for three years throughout Yorkshire and the North West with a guest list of over two-hundred artists, programmers and funders.


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THIRD PERSON: Bonnie & Clyde (2010)
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THIRD PERSON: Bonnie & Clyde (2010)

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Moving, unsettling and bitter-sweetly funny, Proto-type’s Third Person: Bonnie & Clyde, investigates the events that unfolded out of the electric meeting of two of history’s most infamous lovers.


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Virtuoso (2009–10)
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Virtuoso (2009–10)

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"A television show that doesn’t exist... a spot on the wall…"


Three performers stage the story of a stagnant American suburbia, circa 1963, where the minutiae of everyday life has become strange: glass windows portend violence, a spot on the wall promises freedom and a stranger appears in the living room...


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Through the Wall (2009)
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Through the Wall (2009)

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Through the Wall was a six channel video and poetic audio installation commissioned by Chester Performs for the Up The Wall Arts Festival.


Sited on the Roman Walls within the Roman Gardens, Through the Wall was inspired by the surface of the Chester walls and by the (metaphorical) potential of re-orienting the flow of movement through and into the history of the walls.



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Proto-type Summer School (2009)
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Proto-type Summer School (2009)

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The Proto-type Summer School 2009 offered a chance for eight adventurous young makers to develop their practice by working with Proto-type - a mix of workshop/training sessions, new work development and social time themed around the question, “Where do lost things go?”



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Whisper (2007–08)
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Whisper (2007–08)

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A visually decadent, aurally immersive performance that asks the audience to question what is real.


Obscured behind a cinematic screen, three performers narrate a walk that switches between the ‘here and now’ of the story and dream-like memory, using live Foley to create a hyper-realistic world of sound which the audience hear through headphones.


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