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Still inventive, still anarchic, still fun after all these years together – what an achievement!

Stella Hall Creative Director Newcastle/Gateshead

The Grand Theatre of Lemmings began as a touring theatre company in 1984, creating vibrant theatre shows with inventive themes and great comic skill. Their work opened up to embrace ‘street theatre’ and they quickly became pioneers of that new genre. In France they would be known as a ‘compagnie historique’ and have travelled the world performing at outdoor festivals and events in over 26 countries.

Now working as creative producers they are creating several imaginative celebratory events in their own region as well as creating a new theatre peice for the legendary Smallest Theatre in the World.  2017 looks to be as busy and beautiful as ever for The Lemmings.

After ten years of producing The Harwich Children’s Carnival, they have decided to reinvent the wheel and produce a new community celebration – 'Festival of Imagination' – a mini theatre, dance, arts festival for local schools in Harwich.

The Lemmings are also proud to announce a Heritage Lottery Funded project entitled, ‘Step On Board,’ which will work with children in Harwich to help them engage with what it must have been like on board The Mayflower nearly 400 years ago. The smells, the food, the toilets and the goats!!

They’ve also just finishing a creative writing project with Wix and Wrabness Primary School where they introduced George the Bookworm to all the children. Do you know why the words starting disappearing from the books? Find out more here.
A bookworm strikes

However, as always their inventive heart remains in the world of touring theatre and they are currently captivating audiences with the fabulous Smallest Theatre in the World.  This year they are producing ‘Sherlock Holmes – Hound of the Baskervilles’, which will be ready to tour from May 2017 onwards. They also do loads of other things too…their work encompasses:-

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