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

The Grand Theatre of Lemmings began as a touring theatre company in 1984, creating vibrant theatre shows with inventive themes, engaging stories and great comic skill. Their work opened up to embrace 'street theatre' and they quickly became pioneers of that new genre. Today their work embraces heritage, education and community projects in their home region of North Essex.

The start of 2020 found them working on All On Board a touring schools production celebrating a local hero, Christopher Jones, the Master of the Mayflower and its historic voyage to America. The National Lottery Heritage funded this great project, which originally began touring Harwich schools in 2019, which is the birthplace of Christopher Jones. The plan was to continue through the summer and autumn of 2020 but then came Covid-19, lockdown and all the uncertainties! In the wake of Covid-19 the schools tour was cancelled but The Lemmings are not so easily defeated! They have re-invented the project and are now creating a digital version of All on Board and you can find out more on the 'What's New' page.

The Lemmings have been lucky enough to receive an Emergency Recovery Grant from Arts Council England. They are using some of this grant to develop George The Bookworm, a creative learning project, and employ 5 freelancers during this crisis. George has found a new lease of life in the film industry, watch this space to find out more.

All on Board, George The Bookworm and The Captain's Cabin

The Lemmings also do loads of other things too...their work encompasses:-

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