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About Bounce


Our work, our people, our story 

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About Bounce


Our work, our people, our story 

About our work

Bounce creates original, thoughtful and adventurous theatre.

We are interested in cocreating work with young people to engage their creativity, curiousity and sense of community.  

Alongside making theatre, we place equal emphasis on the value of everyday creativity through our family learning project and creative clubs. Our work therefore does not always culminate in theatre but it is inherently theatrical in its process. Our programme is often a bespoke blend of clubs, projects, productions and installations. 

Why we make our work 

Participation is at the heart of everything we do.

Our overwhelming drive is to celebrate the affect creativity has on our well-being and ability to understand the world around us. This includes making work that creates access to participation and remove barriers to engagement.

We find the best thing about why we do what we do is the transformative possibilities it has for people and places. 

(If you are interested in finding out more about the impact of our work, please email us.)

How we make our work 

We made our work through a collaborative and inclusive practice where our practitioners and participants are both central to the creative process, taking ownership and agency of the creative practice. This nature of collaboration has evolved our style to fuse theatre with other forms of art and culture. We produce a blend of traditional performance with experiential installations.  

Alongside theatre makers we also work with visual artists, cartoonists, perfume makers and bakers to develop and enrich our programme. 

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Our People


Our people and the people who work with us

Our People


Our people and the people who work with us

Artistic Director

Louise Pendry 

Creative Learning Director

Rachel Turner

Evaluation and Development Consultant

Kirsten Hutton

General Manager

Amber Demetrius

Artistic Associates

 Andrea Greenwood,Tom Daplyn, Daniel Ramsden, Verity Richards 

People we work with

Andrew Demetrius, Anstee Bridge, Army Welfare teams (Houslow+Kingston), Chessington Community College, Cranford Community College, David Lewis, Heston West Big Local

People we would like to thank

Katherine Greening, Jane Ryan, Apryl Renee, Kathryn Woodvine, Tangle Photography

 

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Our Story


Creating theatre opportunities for young people for over a decade.

Our Story


Creating theatre opportunities for young people for over a decade.

"Bounce has existed for a decade and looking back we've made a lot of beautiful work. However, there isn't a singular Bounce story about that. Bounce is a collection of stories. Tiny tales as it were of friendships made, fears conquered and new things learnt." Louise, founder & Artistic Director

Bounce was founded in 2006 around a kitchen table. Our intention was to create opportunities for young people to make theatre after school. Over a decade, we’ve evolved into a grassroots theatre company who make work with people in their own spaces. 

We've worked with thousands of young people, made 20 major pieces of original work and delivered countless workshops in a range of spaces. Work has been made and shared in small community centres, school halls, during a trip to the seaside,disused theatre spaces and welfare centres. We have, at times, also shared work at youth conferences at the BFI, Bafta HQ, Tara Arts, Rose Theatre, Soho Theatre (part of Connections Festival) and the Saatchi Gallery. 

We hold both sets of experiences as fundamental to our story and the reason for our existence. As our name suggests, Bounce is about a state of movement. Our story is the story of the participants and how 'bouncing' has contributed to their well-being, learning, sense of community and entitlement to access cultural spaces.