To Support Community Involvement:
- The group exists to develop individuals’ creativity and sense of community through theatre, which explores the locality and history of the area in which members live.
- The audience becomes a partner in a shared experience, celebrating a sense of heritage and community.
To Increase Skills and Creativity:
- Evaluation indicates that members feel empowered to express themselves in a way which is outside their everyday experiences.
- By employing professional practitioners, members’ own creative skills are developed and artistic standards improved.
- Members grow in confidence and self-esteem, and understanding of inclusivity and environmental issues is raised.
To Extend Access and Participation:
- The group is open to all; performances and rehearsals are held in accessible venues.
- New members are welcome to join at any time. WCT is a project based group, but runs occasional workshops and social/fundraising events between projects.