The Staff Blog

Freewheelers was nominated for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and attended an event to celebrate all the nominees at Loseley Park. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Any group of 2 or more people...

by Jenni Halton, Operations Manager It's been a good week for Freewheelers, and for myself as operations manager last Tuesday I got to experience all the elements of my job from one extreme to the other. We spent the morning launching a brand-new logo, which has been designed...

Today I went to the Thursday Dance Group.  I really enjoy meeting new people and helping Andrea and Susan with the Group.  It was my first time and I hope I will be able to come and help every week.  Everyone was very friendly and...

Recently our Monday Company were asked to come up with some ideas for a piece of adaptive technology that would make a big difference to their lives. We will be using these to create projected illustrations, and a section of the script, for our upcoming...

Joy It all started years ago and you’d think it might have worn off, but it hasn’t. I’d felt it often, but not named it, until, in 2006, my very elderly mother attended The Triumph and the Apollo at Queen Elizabeth’s Dorincourt Centre, and after the event...

It is always a privilege to be asked to review a performance of any play. When I accepted the invitation to review Amandla! at The Leatherhead Theatre on the evening of Dec 3rd (World Disability Day), I had no idea just how great a privilege...

It never rains… This year has been quite busy for me and The Freewheelers, and me outside the Freewheelers! In July I directed for a day on Extra Time, a football time-travelling film that I’m making with my friend Mark Lever. I also met Rikki Beadle Blair, and...

A Freewheelers Theatre production Performance Date: Thursday 3 December 2015 at 7.30pm I pitched the idea for a Freewheelers production based on the life of Nelson Mandela three years ago. There is much to report now. Rehearsals are well under way as we head towards a packed...

by Andrea Atkinson (dance tutor and co-founder) Being co-founder of the Freewheelers Theatre Company places me in the privileged position of experiencing the development of the company over the past 25 years. We have gone from a merry band of 14 based at The Dorincourt Centre...

Over the last five months I have had the joy of getting to know the Freewheelers Theatre Company, in my new role as Operations Manager. It has been hard work coming into such a well-established company (it turned 25 in 2014) and trying to get...