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Ceridwen Theatre Company (CTC) produce high quality arts experiences for audiences and clients around the UK.

We make theatre shows, specialising in new writing and immersive experiences, for all sorts of venues that inspire us creatively - theatres, caves, forests, historic buildings, steam trains and more. We provide creative services to companies and individuals for a wide variety of events including bespoke murder mysteries, themed entertainment evenings and arts education workshops, as well as corporate and medical roleplay.

We are a female-led, not-for-profit company with proud Welsh roots and take our name from a legendary female figure in Welsh folklore - the goddess Ceridwen. At the helm we have Company Directors Helena Devereux, Gemma Mann and Nadia Devereux, alongside Artistic Director Vivien Lesley Jones. 

Freelancers are the backbone of the arts industries and we are proud to work with talented independent artists to create our work.

Since forming in 2014 we've created 8 new productions, received numerous commissions from theatre, councils, museums & heritage venues to create new work and been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England.

"Ceridwen, according to Welsh legends and folklore, was a white witch or goddess, and is considered to be the goddess of poetry, inspiration and of the cauldron of transfiguration." ​

Also in the CTC family
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ZTH provide specialist actor-historians for online and in-school workshops, as well as working with some of the UK's leading historical attractions on their education, entertainment and corporate events.

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IA provide top quality children's entertainment and family arts experiences. Work includes walkabout entertainment, children's parties, drama and arts & crafts workshops, as well as the popular seasonal 'Elf to Yourself' visits.

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By order of the Speaky Minders

By order of the Speaky Minders

By order of the Speaky Minders Revenge of the Lydney Gang At Dean Forest Railway Saturday 8th October The Speakys need you. After terrorising the streets of 1920s Birmingham, notorious racketeering gang The Speaky Minders are after new territory: The world famous Cheltenham Races. When one of the Speaky boys Is discovered dead at their convenient new headquarters at Lydney Station the Speakys plot revenge, starting a new gang war with fast rising Gloucestershire gang the Lydney Lads.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Interactive workshop with Charles Darwin. 23rd April 2022. SOLD OUT Our ZTH team are running interactive workshops with Charles Darwin for Natural History Museum Members and Patrons.

Murder on the River Lyd

Murder on the River Lyd

At Dean Forest Railway Saturday 21st May 2022 SOLD OUT Captain Blackbeard has called a meeting of some of the most fearsome pirates to ever sail the Seven Seas – but there’s skullduggery and murder afoot, so grab your cutlass, split the mainbrace, weigh the anchor and set sail for mystery!

Shurlock Nolmes and the Case of The Killer Honey Bees

Shurlock Nolmes and the Case of The Killer Honey Bees

Shurlock Nolmes & the Case of The Killer Honey Bees At Dean Forest Railway Saturday 6th August 2022 SOLD OUT It is time for the annual Village fete in Lydney and Edgar Beesworth III is confident that his Bees will win the trophy as always – but this year there is competition – and it is not friendly! Murder and mayhem ensue and it will take all of Shurlock’s detective skills and your help to solve the mystery and prevent more murders.

Day Out With Thomas - Entertainers

Day Out With Thomas - Entertainers

Our InterAct Imaginations entertainers will be at East Anglian Railway Museum 15th-18th April 2022 27th-29th August 2022 29th-30th October 2022 3rd-4th, 10th-11th, 17th-18th December 2022

Day Out With Thomas - Entertainers

Day Out With Thomas - Entertainers

Our InterAct Imaginations entertainers will be at South Devon Railway 15th-18th April 2022 23rd-25th September 2022

Medical Roleplay

Medical Roleplay

Ceridwen recently provided actors for Medical Roleplay for a long-standing client in North Wales.

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Ceridwen return to Dean Forest Railway with SOLD OUT murder mystery evenings
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Ceridwen Theatre Company are thrilled to be working with Dean Forest Railway again for 2022 - a fantastic venue to host a murder mystery!

Murder on the River Lyd on 21st May   & Shurlock Nolmes and the Case of the Killer Honey Bees on 6th August are both sold out.

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED - BY ORDER OF THE SPEAKY MINDERS - 8TH OCTOBER

Welcoming Dr Katrina Marchant to the team as an Associate Artist
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We are so pleased to welcome Dr Kat to our team! She brings a wealth of academic knowledge and expertise in education in addition to being a brilliant performer and creative.

Having worked with Dr Kat on our Arts Council England funded R&D 'Monarchs Anonymous', we are very excited to have her join our team.

Check out her bio here.

Zoom Through History at the Natural History Museum
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More great news for Zoom Through History!

 

They are thrilled to be providing historical characters for events at the Natural History Museum including famous naturalist Charles Darwin and influential fossil hunter Mary Anning. Watch our 'events' space for announcements! 

Zoom Through History is proud to be the supplier for Historic Royal Palaces new online school sessions.
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

We are pleased to announce that Zoom Through History (our online education platform) has been chosen to be the supplier for the new online school sessions at Historic Royal Palaces.

 

Zoom Through History has also been chosen to write and pilot three brand new workshops to be delivered online. 

 

Nadia and Joshua are excited to begin their roles as education managers for this programme. 

 

Both projects are well underway and we are so thrilled to be a part of this new chapter with Historic Royal Palaces. 

 

The sessions will be available to book with Historic Royal Palaces in 2022.

Monarch's Anonymous - R&D project receives funding from Arts Council England
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Ceridwen Theatre Company are delighted that we were recently awarded funding from Arts Council England!

Ceridwen explored ways to turn the online sitcom Monarchs Anonymous, created by Nadia Devereux and Joshua Poole, into a live stage show!

What will happen when these 9 Kings and Queens leave the comfort of Zoom and enter a room together for the first time!?

Watch this space for more exciting announcements about the next steps for Monarchs Anonymous!

Monarchs Anonymous R&D Cast & Creative Team
 
 
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