Marphy’s Playhouse

Marphy’s Playhouse

Marphy’s Playhouse is a centre that specialises in the use of  Drama and Creativity for children and young people based in Chengdu China. It aims to allow the creativity of children and young people to be safely explored within a broadly educational context.  Through the  International partnership with David Glass Ensemble it seeks to support through training ,Creative Practice and productions, the work and ongoing learning of the children, Marphy and her team. Expressions of the partnership so far are a permanent members of David Glass Ensemble’s staff at Marphy’s Playhouse( Hester Welch and Gavin Richards) Regular visits from associates of the Ensemble’s training in Creative practice(David Glass) Lecoq fundamentals(Jonny Hoskins) and Physical Storytelling (Benji Reid). Finally Marphy’s Playhouse will be producing and promoting a tour of David Glass’s acclaimed visual theatre version of Charles Dickens ‘Bleak House’ co-produced by Bath Spa University. Hester welch is also directing a production at Marphy’s Playhouse based on ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. Finally an International co-production of a theatre piece for children and young people is being prepared for 2017/18.