Hijinx Theatre Company

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Hijinx Theatre was founded in 1981 by Gaynor Lougher and Richard Berry. The Company’s mission statement is to create high quality theatre which is accessible, entertaining and challenging for small communities throughout Wales and England.

In the spring and early summer we create a play for adults with learning disabilities and their community. We have created many plays over the years on a variety of pertinent themes, starting from the basic premise that people with learning disabilities experience the same emotional needs as everyone else, but more obstacles are put in their way. We have developed a good working relationship with Mencap Cymru who provide excellent advice about topical issues in the learning disabled community. A Background Information Pack is produced for each production with copies left with carers to enable follow up work on the themes of the play.

Each autumn we tour a new production for the general public in community venues for eleven weeks. The company has developed a strong commitment to new writing over the last 15 years, commissioning plays from many of Wales’ leading playwrights. We have developed a strong fusion of music, movement and visual imagery in all our work.


Connected mandy members:

2022, Meet Fred, Puppeteer
2020, Metamorphosis, Gregor
2020, Metamorphosis, Lindsay
Online - Greenman Festival and Grenzenlos Kultur, Mainz
2020, Metamorphosis, Mrs Samza
Online - Greenman Festival and Grenzenlos Kultur, Mainz
2020, Meet Fred, Fred Voice (Puppeteer)
2020, Grumpy Unicorn R&D, Deviser
Abigail Simkin
Lighting Designer
2019, The Curious Muchness of Stuff and Nonsense, Assistant Stage Manager
Wales Millennium Centre - Weston Studio
2019, Meet Fred, Understudy puppeteer
Sherman Theatre
2019, Astronauts, Astronaut
Adam Webb
Actor
2018, SleepWalkers, Sleep Walker
2017, Untitled R&D, Nicola
Cari Barley
Actor
2017, Second Star to the Right, Professor Lost Girl
Wales Millennium Centre
Ben Moores
Actor
2017, Pin Curl and Dyesome, Mr Dyesome
Street Theatre
Louisa Hickman
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Unity Festival, Event Assistant
Faye Wiggan
Actor
2016, SOUP, Ensemble
2016, Sleepwalkers, Sleep Walker
Gareth John
Actor
2016, Sleep Walkers, Sleep Walker
Rebecca King
Actor
2016, Sleep Walkers, Sleepwalker
2016, Pin, Curl and Dyesome, Mr Pin
2016, Pin, Curl & Dyesome, Ensemble

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Alternative Company Names

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