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The Gramophones Theatre Company


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Hannah Stone

Co-artistic Director


5 Hedley Villas
Sherwood Rise

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The Gramophones are a playful, all-female theatre company use inventive storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, circus and autobiographical work to create accessible theatre with a focus on women’s voices.

"Their work is always inventive, surprising and above all entertaining, each of their shows has the feeling of being a special event, subtly unique and unrepeatable” (Nathan Miller, HATCH)

The Gramophones have toured extensively with rural touring schemes and to small-mid scale theatre venues across the UK. We have received eight successful Grants for the Arts to make and tour work. In 2011 we were encouraged to apply for theatre Writing Partnership’s Crossover scheme where we worked with writer Clare Duffy to create an interactive show for children. We were later awarded a grant by them to go on a journey; travelling from Lands End to John O’Groats on as many forms of transport as we could and then make a show about this experience. In 2012 New Perspectives Theatre Company selected us as their Step Up Company, mentoring us for a year. In 2014 we were selected by Curve and Ideas Tap as a Breakthrough Company, receiving mentoring, workshops and showcase at Curve Theatre. Our show End to End was nominated best show at Buxton Fringe and received 4 and 5 star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe. In 2016 we were commissioned by Derby Feste to make Tarzanna, an aerial theatre show for families.



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