Creative Cullompton teamed up with the wonderfully talented crew from ACTiv8 Theatre to support ACTiv8 Cullompton’s Youth Theatre to develop brand new show BLAZE! ‘The Great Fire of Cullompton’.
The support offered by Creative Cullompton allowed ACTiv8 Theatre to offer subsidised membership during the development of this production, opening the door for more young people to join the Youth Theatre
BLAZE! was inspired by real historical events that took place on our High Street.
The young performers were able to work in collaboration with the vastly experienced ACTiv8 Theatre staff members to create this whole new production from scratch. This offered the opportunity for the children and young people to play a key role in developing the characters, story and songs and to gain experience of the development, production and performance of a show from conception to curtains down.
Rehearsals began in March 2022 leading to two live performances in July taking place on stage at the Cullompton Arts Festival 2022.