Company in Residence at UCO

We are thrilled to announce that we have moved home and are now resident theatre company at University Campus Oldham.  This is a great opportunity to expand our work with the support of the University where we both gained our Foundation Degrees in Performance.

UCO Outside2Tour Theatre’s new home – University Campus Oldham

Working with support from Performance tutor Tray Wilson and Technical Theatre tutor Paul Davies, we will be continuing to create original theatre that aims to be dynamic and create conversation. Missing 1994 is available 2Tour till August 2013 and continues to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. We will be shortly going into research and development for our new performance piece set 2Tour from September through to 2014.

headlockmissing(Missing 1994 – Rehearsal – Dreaming sequence Luke & Katie)

We now have two beautiful spaces to use at the university that means we are more accessible to our audience and participants who attend training classes with the company. Moving into 2013 we want to expand our audience and work with more young people in schools, colleges, universities and community groups. Our aim as a company is to “Inspire the future generation of theatre makers” and that ethos will continue to drive our work both on stage and in workshops.

DSC_0112Accused (2012) at UCO Performance Studio

2013 is set to be an exciting time of development and we want to thank the people who have supported us so far. Stay tuned to the blog, Twitter & Facebook for news of the new performance and physical theatre workshops in spring/summer 2013.

PAUL & ABICo-Artistic Directors
2Tour Theatre

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Missing 1994 @ Octagon Theatre Bolton

Bolton Octagon poster

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2Tour Tackle Sexual Exploitation

Sexual Exploitation  a reoccurring term heard in the media & many communities particularly in Oldham & surrounding areas. Matthew Moss High school was the first school to trial our performance workshop ‘Stacey’s Story’ here are a few of the teachers & students comments;

‘The workshop is ‘bang on trend’ with the issues Oldham & Rochdale are facing at the moment. Really engaging & active experience ’  

S. Hinchcliffe PSE Co-coordinator & Yr 9 tutor

 ‘I learnt what grooming was’

 ‘I think this workshop was good it helped us & I’ve learnt what to be aware of’

‘I’ve learnt to listen to your guardians & don’t trust strangers’

‘I learnt to be more cautious in relationships’

Yr 9 Students comments

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The workshop was a mixture of performance & drama activities. Participants met Stacey a student living in Oldham, Stacey appeared throughout the workshop & delivered a monologue about her life; the monologue was split into 4 sections. In between each section the students took part in drama activities & explored Stacey’s situation & created solutions.

We thoroughly enjoyed the performance workshop and are planning to take it to several schools & colleges around the local area. The feedback & comments we have received was fantastic & we were extremely impressed with the maturity & behaviour of Matthew Moss students.

We look forward to working with you again soon!

For more information or to book a 2Tour Workshop please get in touch.
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New Physical Theatre Classes in Oldham

2Tour Theatre have gone back to University Campus Oldham to host Physical Theatre Training Classes. We will be leading two taster workshops over this term to give participants a ‘taste’ of the 2Tour training class. If you want to come along just drop a text, email or phone call to say hello. Details below!

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2Tour Theatre return to University Campus Oldham

Missing 1994 – Double Bill with Kafkaesque

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2Tour Theatre on tour 2012/2013

Missing 1994’ a physical theatre piece that is devised & performed by Co-Artistic directors Paul Adams & Abi Crayon is touring to schools, colleges, universities & small scale venues throughout 2012 & 2013.

‘15th June 1994, it was a usual family day out in Blackpool for Suzie, David & their little girl Kaitlin, until the unimaginable happens…Kaitlin disappears. Her father David Foster takes audiences through his journey with his book titled ‘Missing 1994’. Watch as this story of hope unfolds from a life changing day of pain and confusion in 1994, to the relief of discovering new evidence which may lead to finding Kaitlin in 2012. Explored through physical theatre and projection with gripping scenes of love, pain and confusion’

The piece has been received extremely well at Preston Tringe festival with two intimate performances in early September, over the next few weeks ‘Missing 1994’ is touring to Glossopdale Community College & performing for Hyde Clarendon college.

For further details about the show & how to book for your school/college/university please click here.

If you are a small scale theatre venue or festival co-ordinator please click here for further details.

More public performance dates will be confirmed soon… watch this space!!

“Very good, never seen physical theatre before, very impressed, thanks!”

“Excellent exposition of physical theatre. Well done guys, good to see”

“Traveled all the way from Brisbane, Australia. It was marvelous to watch this production. Well done, hope to see you in Australia one day… Good Luck”

(Audience comments from Preston Tringe festival)

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Missing 1994 – Preview Video

This is a short extract of the opening AV for our latest show going to Preston Tringe. We will be developing the piece over the next few months.

“Missing 1994, Kaitlin Foster aged 3 disappears from Blackpool beach. She was taken that day, forced to live another life. Explored through physical theatre with gripping scenes of love,pain and loss.”

Missing 1994 devised & performed by 2Tour Theatre – Arts & Media Centre; 6th & 8th September, 8:30pm- Tickets – £4

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2Tour – On Tour with #Missing1994

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Performance Training Weekend

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Meet the Hussains – A Community Film Project

“Meet the Hussain’s” was premiered at Oldham Youth Forum’s Family Fun Day over the Jubilee weekend.

“Meet the Hussain’s: An Oldham Family“, was created by Young Participants in the Coldhurst, Westwood and Chadderton areas of Oldham to help raise awareness of the issues their community is experiencing. The project was a great success with all the young people involved rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck in.

The young people discussed, debated, planned, wrote, rehearsed, operated and performed the short film under supervision of 2Tour Theatre. The film was produced with Greek Bloke Productions who did a fantastic job in making “Meet the Hussain’s”, a very professional looking short film. Below is a short piece of film about the project produced by Andonis Anthony; Greek Bloke Productions.

“Meet the Hussain’s; An Oldham Family”
will be available in the near future, but for any further information about the project or the work that 2Tour Theatre does, please dont hesitate to email, phone or Tweet.


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