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© 2016 by Quirk Theatre

About Us

At Quirk we make theatre for children. We believe that this is a serious process and should be undertaken with a clear understanding of the audience. We write and devise the script, create original music and make the set and props. We believe that strong storytelling and honesty in performance underpin good theatre; this doesn’t mean that our shows aren’t a good lark, but it does mean that we want to make something that will endure in children’s memories, helping to create a love of theatre that should last a lifetime.

 

At 
Quirk we believe that the whole experience of going to the theatre is important. Our shows are often a child’s first experience of live theatre. This is why we don’t take our productions into schools, although we can offer workshops in devising and creating performance.

 

"Dressing up and storytelling at its most imaginative. Totally grips young imaginations" - Western Morning News

Quirk Theatre was set up by Simon Hall and Andy Brodie in 2002 to produce an alternative to mainstream Christmas theatre, a children’s Christmas show in collaboration with Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre. Their first show, Rumplestiltskin, was a runaway success, and has been followed by a series of entertaining and idiosyncratic productions.

"Quirk show experience, theatrical craft and a detailed awareness of the audience" -Arts Council England

About Us

At Quirk we make great theatre for all generations. A real treat that will gladden the hearts of all family members. We have built up a loyal following of family audiences and school groups and are proud that close to four thousand people come to see our Christmas show every year. 

 

Quirk Theatre are headed into their 17th year of producing a family christmas show at Exeter Phoenix, and more recently at The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington. Witty, playful and often anarchic, Quirk pride themselves on devising original work with a social conscience, offering a meaningful alternative to pantomime. 

 

At Quirk we believe that the whole experience of going to the theatre is important. The intimacy of an auditorium combined with high tech sound and lighting creates an atmosphere that is rarely possible in a school environment. This is why we don’t take our productions into schools.

 

"Dressing up and storytelling at its most imaginative. Totally grips young imaginations"Western Morning News

 

Quirk Theatre was set up by Simon Hall and Andy Brodie in 2002 to produce an alternative to mainstream Christmas theatre in, a family Christmas show, in collaboration with Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre. Their first show, Rumplestiltskin, was a runaway success, and has been followed by a series of entertaining and idiosyncratic productions. 

 

"Quirk show experience, theatrical craft and a detailed awareness of the audience" - Arts Council England