“If only more companies had the guts to take such risks”
Plays to see ★★★★
“A privilege to be there, clearly exceptional and important work. “
Deborah Warner CBE
Flute was set up in 2014. We create intimate productions of Shakespeare for inclusive audiences. Our shows strip away the pomp and ceremony of Shakespeare’s plays to reveal the essence of their humanity with an intense and original theatricality.
The Tempest was created in 2014 as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Ohio State University. The production is made specifically for an audience of children with autism and their families. The show has performed in the UK, US and Spain where it has been translated into Spanish and Catalan. In London it has performed at the Bloomsbury Festival, the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre and the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.
In March 2017, we took the show to Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, working with La Kompanyia Lliure and children from the Centre d’Educació Especial Montserrat Montero. The performance was in Catalan for an audience of friends and families.
Following the success of The Tempest , we are thrilled to be returning to the Orange Tree Theatre this autumn, with a new adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream created for young people with Autism and their families. Please click here for more information on how to book.
Twelfth Night will make its world premiere at the Festival de Teatro Clasico de Almagro in Spain on July 25th 2017 as part of the Almagro OFF. We are delighted to announce that the UK premiere of Twelfth Night will be at Dartington, Devon, this September.
Hamlet was created in 2015 as a co-production with English Touring Theatre. It has performed in Poland, Romania, Germany, Spain and at Kronborg Castle, Elsinore in Denmark. In December 2016 the production played a sold out run for four weeks at Trafalgar Studios in London.
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Kelly Hunter and Emma Richards
Limited Company Number 9303847
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Thanks to the David and Claudia Harding Foundation
Thanks to Children in Need
Flute is an Associate Company of English Touring Theatre
Many thanks to all our Flute Angels who have made our work possible!
Dawn Marie Moe
Mark Rylance Waters
World Shakespeare Project