THEATRE ON THE SOFA

With beautiful sets that pack down into a steamer trunk and a storybook backdrop or room divider, our Theatre On The Sofa (and  Shakespeare on the Sofa) shows can be transported to any venue and audience, and can even be performed in private homes. We are also able to offer school and child-friendly performances, performances suitable for those with chronic illness and fatigue, and ASC-friendly performances. We are also able to tour the play to offices and care homes and hospices.  Find out more about our most recent touring production The Grandmothers Grimm here

How Theatre On The Sofa Works

 

- Enjoy the thrill of the theatre and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the comfort of your home, garden, or community centre.

- No hassle. We bring all of the set and equipment.  All we need is a 6' x 6' space. 

- We will turn up 15 minutes before the performance is due to start and set up our scenery which, for The Grandmothers Grimm, consists of a narrow room divider, a small school desk, and a little chair.

 

- Invite your friends, family, neighbours, dog, cat, five-a-side team.

 

- We price Theatre On The Sofa at £9 per audience member (EH1 - EH50) but can offer discounts for larger groups.  Please email us at info@somekindoftheatre.co.uk for a tailored, no-obligation quote or for our price list for shows outside of the Edinburgh area.

 

- Activity packs can be sent in advance for children and a Q&A session can be arranged for the end of the performance.

"This is a brilliant experience with excellent actors. I saw it in my living room last night, and would totally recommend it!"

Audience review for The Steampunk Tempest

"IT'S AMAZING, GO SEE IT. I got to see it in a friend's living room."

Audience review on Twitter for The Steampunk Tempest

 "I have loads of great comments, everyone seems to have been as impressed as I was the first time I saw a [Shakespeare On The Sofa] show! I’m sure we’ll have you back!" 

Audience feedback from the organiser of an office performance of Pirate Julius Caesar

GALLERY

 

Child-Friendly & School Performances

 

- Our plays can be performed in family homes or gardens and at schools, saving the hassle and cost of getting to the theatre.  All we require is an 6' x 6' space to perform.

 

- At least two members of the cast or crew with PVG certificates will be present at all times.

 

- We have a sign that young audience members can hold up in order to pause the play to ask the characters questions, or request an explanation of unfamiliar words.

 

- An interval can be included (the play is usually 60 minutes with no intervals).

 

- A Q&A session can be provided during the interval and/or after the second half to answer extra questions.

 

- A printable activities pack about the play and its story can be sent out in advance and workshops on prop work, story-telling and stage craft can be included alongside the performance.

 

Chronic Illness Friendly Theatre​

- Our plays can be performed in private homes or gardens, allowing you to enjoy the theatre from the comfort of your own home, sofa, or bed.  All we required is a space of 6' x 6' in which to perform.

 

- Performances of first half and second half of the play can be booked for different days.

 

- An interval can be included (the plays are usually 60 minutes with no intervals).

 

- The play can be paused at any time to accommodate the audience's needs.

 

- The volume of music and sound effects can be adjusted to suit the audience's needs.

- Action For M.E. volunteer, Mike, said of our 2016 tour of The Steampunk Tempest"Been to the RSC @ Stratford - this is better + more fun!" 

 

ASC Friendly/Relaxed Performances

- Our plays can be performed in your own home or garden.  All we require is an 6' x 6' space to perform.

 

- The volume of music and sound effects can be reduced, and domestic lighting can be used instead of (or as well as) our normal portable theatre lights.

- At least two members of the cast or crew with PVG certificates will be present at all times.

 

- An interval can be included (our plays are usually 60 minutes with no intervals).

 

- The play can be paused at any time for breaks or questions.

 

- We don't mind our audiences getting up or moving around or stimming during the performance.

 

- A Q&A session can be provided during the interval and/or after the second half to answer questions about the play.

 

Care Home and Hospice Shows

 

- Our plays can be performed anywhere; all we need is an 6' x 6' space. 

 

- We can liaise with hospice or care home staff and make sure all details are taken care of.

- At least two members of the cast or crew with PVG certificates will be present at all times.

 

- We don't mind our audiences getting up or moving around during performances.

 

- An interval can be included (our plays are usually 60 minutes with no intervals).

 

- Lighting, and the volume of sound effects and music can be adjusted to suit the audience's needs.

 

- The first and second half of the play can be booked for different days.

- We can provide audio or large print programmes for visually impaired audience members.

 

Office Theatre

- Our plays can be performed anywhere; all we need is an 6' x 6' space.

- We'll provide all lighting and sound equipment.

- The plays are usually 60 minutes (no interval), and so can fit neatly into a lunch hour.

- Evening or lunch-break performances can be arranged for a unique office social event or Fringe corporate entertainment package.

 

We have Theatre on the Sofa performance dates available throughout mid-late August 2019.  Please contact us at info@somekindoftheatre.co.uk or via the form below for a no-obligation, tailored quote for a performance in your home, office, or another venue.  

We price Theatre On The Sofa at £9 per audience member (EH1 - EH50) but can offer discounts for larger groups, and we will happily offer further discounts to blue badge (or similar) holders and to returning audiences.  We are currently seeking funding to further reduce these costs.  Find out more about these efforts on our Support page.

 

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