News Archive [2008-2]

Ordinary Man

Shed@ThePark’s performance of Ordinary Man was truly spectacular and touched, moved and inspired all the cast and audience alike. The cast produced an extremely professional performance that used multi-media to interact with the live performance. 

The show, with an original script and score, ran for a week and was a real testament to the creative talents of the young people who we work with at Shed@ThePark. Due to the positive reviews and feedback we are hoping that the story of Ordinary Man does not end here.

The cast of 90 young people took the audience on a colourful adventure that followed the life of Victor - a man whom believed himself to be merely a ‘plain, ordinary man’ uninspired and working for the notorious Mr G. Reed Corporation. 

With the daily grind hanging persistently over him and the ever increasing material world darkening his skies, Victor forgets to see the colour in his world. It is only after his destiny calls him that he meets the mystical bohemians, their divine Queen Maya, vibrant creatures from under the sea, an energetic circus and the insightful book elves. 

With their support Victor realises his potential to transform his own life and leads a revolution against the greed and devastation that has been inflicted on his community. 

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.” Gandhi 

21st February 2008

A Song for Fairtrade

Shed@ThePark are delighted to announce that they have been asked to produce a song for Fairtrade Week in Chesham.

Fairtrade’s vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.

It is hoped that the week raises awareness and support for Fairtrade. Our song will be sold in organisations throughout Chesham to help raise funds for Fairtrade and Shed@ThePark.
12th October 2008

Shed coming to a school near you

Shed@ThePark is visiting local schools in the Bucks area to help raise awareness about the work we do here at Shed.

Children will have a chance to get creative, watch clips of our work and enjoy a condensed, sample workshop. If you would like Shed to come and visit your school or organisation to deliver a presentation or workshop then please contact
12th October 2008

The Company begins devising for our annual production

It’s an exciting time of term when the Shed@ThePark Theatre Company begins devising, singing, creating and developing material for their annual show.
This year through song, puppetry and multimedia the Company will again be truly demonstrating that the Arts are for everyone, that we believe in everyone and create performance with everyone.

For when over 100 creative young people who have extraordinary talents come together, the experience is magical. Get a sneak preview of the synopsis here.
12th October 2008

Congratulations to our Half Marathon runner!

On Sunday 21st of September, Mark Farr who is one of our volunteer practitioners completed the Windsor Half Marathon for Shed@ThePark.

He completed his run in 1:53:14, a fantastic achievement. The company he works for, CMC Markets, have also promised to double the amount he has raised for Shed. We'd like to offer our congratulations to him for his fantastic achievement and a big thanks to everyone who supported him.
21st September 2008


Shed@ThePark Open Day - Help us to grow!

Thursday 11th September, 6.30pm - Shed@ThePark Theatre Company’s annual Open Evening for prospective volunteers, young people aged between 7 – 18 and their parents.

Join us on the 11th September for our open evening barbecue where you can find out more about the remarkable success of Chesham’s Inclusive Theatre Company - Shed@ThePark. So whether you love the Arts, are thinking about joining us or just want to support a local project then come along to Chesham Park School to find out more. We look forward to seeing you there!
10th August 2008


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