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Head2Head Theatre [Registered Charity No. 1161873]
Patrons:
            TERRY JONES
(Python, Writer, Historian)                  SAMANTHA RENKE  (Actress & Disability Campaigner)

Serving the Special Needs' Community since 2006
London and SE England

         

MULTI-SENSORY

ShowsPantomimes

Immersive Experiences (curriculum-based or story-based drama)

 Sensory Tent for Fetes

Mask Workshops

Short Breaks Provision: Family Holiday Activities

Inclusive and accessible for all ages and stages of development
[complex health needs, PMLD, ABI, VI, HI, SLCN, SPD, neurodevelopmental disorders]
Adjustable levels to suit the needs of all participants

  • We recognise that all children, young people and adults have unique abilities and ways of learning.
  • We offer flexible products that are based on interactive, sensory fun & stimulation through puppetry, rhyme, rhythm & repetition.
  • We cover the full range of P level targets (and above) and set a pace that will allow participants to enjoy, assimilate and comprehend at their own levels.
  • We work with a wide range and varied levels of disabilities including PMLD, complex health needs, ABI, VI, HI, Down's Syndrome, ASD, ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders, SLCN, SPD.
  • Our actors are trained in Makaton signing and we provide pre-recorded voice output communication aids. 
  • We offer an Advance Pack to familiarise participants with images of characters plus Widgit symbol songs and storyline.
  • Term-time we work within Special Schools, Special Colleges, Respite Care Homes, etc.
  • We tour extensively throughout South London and SE England.
  • We offer half-day Short Breaks Provision for children/young people and their families during holiday periods.
Many teaching staff are happy to provide references.  Please contact us and we will put you in touch with someone from a similar or nearby school.  Here are a few general comments:
"Your sensory moments are built into the performance, not added on like many other companies"
The endless enthusiasm and energy of the actors kept the attention of my autistic child"
"You really understand the needs of our children"
"A huge thank you for today.  A lovely activity"
"Use of verse and rhyme an essential component"
"Intriguing use of sensory props"
"Captivating"


CORE TEAM

Our professional actors and workshop facilitators hold DBS Enhanced certificates with many holding certificates in Safeguarding / Domestic Abuse and Child Protection Awareness.  We carry £10m Public Liability Insurance and have in place a Child Protection Policy.

Anni Rhodes-Steere, BA (Hons), Dip.Eng. - Chief Executive Officer (volunteer)
Anni is a playwright, actor, storyteller and theatre practitioner with over 25 years' working in the Arts and, since 2005, solely in SEND theatre.  Anni is now the full-time volunteer administrator for our charity, a job she finds both rewarding and stressful!


Sara Cole, BA (Hons), PGCE, ALAM - Artistic Director (volunteer)
Sara graduated with a first class honours degree in Drama Studies at Kingston University and
subsequently attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.  She also trained at Theatre Arts
(West London) leaving with an Acting Diploma and an ALAM (Associate of the London Academy of Music
and Drama).  Sara has over 25 years’ experience as an actor, theatre practitioner and teacher. She also trained in commedia with Ophaboom Theatre Company and Antonio Fava
, mask and puppetry with Jactito Theatre, mask with Bim Mason at Circomedia, as well as physical theatre courses run by Complicite,
Frantic Assembly and the Clod Ensemble.
Sara has been Artistic Director with Head2Head Theatre since 2012, writing and performing in their family shows and pantomimes.




Amy Rhodes, MA (Hons) - Research & Development Director (volunteer)
Amy is a professional actor, storyteller and an experienced drama workshop leader.






Head2Head Theatre
15 Ralliwood Road
Ashtead
KT21 1DD

Tel/Fax: 01372 278021
Mobile: 07519 747 290
office@head2headtheatre.co.uk