A satire, a thriller, a twisted love story.
New writing for a contemporary theatre audience. Written by cube’s Associate Writer Jon Welch.
A young, trainee teacher arrives at a failing school, determined to raise the aspirations of poverty-line pupils. As she struggles with a difficult class, she turns increasingly to her single, middle-aged mentor for help.
But her mentor has troubles of his own. Disillusioned, alienated, and recently bereaved after years of caring for his declining mother, he finds solace as the star of his own Fred Astaire fantasy. And now he’s looking to cast his own Ginger Rogers whether she wants to dance or not.
The unflinching reality of modern schools collides with the escapist 1920s glamour of Astaire and Rogers, with potentially horrifying consequences. Blending film and theatre, knife-sharp dialogue and dance, cube theatre presents AUBADE.
*Recommended 15 years+
An adventure through theatre and film. A powerful story for all ages.
“Inspired family show...central performances are superb...what sets the work about is the brilliant use of film...make sure you take all the family...” - West Briton
“Like 3D film without the glasses” - audience member
FREDDY DARE and the GINGER ROBBER
Meet Fred Andrews, schoolboy and loser. Fred’s dad died a while ago, and his mum is too sad to pay attention to him. To make it even worse, he’s struggling to make any friends at his new school.
But then he discovers a mysterious package at the bottom of a wardrobe and an unexpected visitor in the shed. Will these things give him the answers he needs or will they lead to his ultimate downfall?
Is it a film? Is it a play? Yes… FREDDY DARE & the GINGER ROBBER brings you both!
With influences ranging from the hit TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the films ‘The Artist’ ‘Scott Pilgrim’, cube theatre transports you on an epic adventure through striking visual effects, great original music, stylish performances and a dazzling script that packs an emotional punch.
Come and find your inner superhero!
Check out our trailer here
A new adaptation by Ben Oldfield
“This is physical theatre at its entertaining best...the audience steps outside with their hearts aglow”
-The West Briton on Pinocchio
“I will be good”
The classic story of one puppet’s quest to become a real boy. Along the way he falls in with an assortment of colourful characters, who all try to lead him astray – but in the end, courage and love will see him through.cube’s enchanting production delights children and adults alike. Pinocchio is a captivating tale, featuring spellbinding puppetry, original music, and a bundle of laughs!
Come and meet the puppets after the show!
For children 5-11 and their families.
Have a peek at our show trailer here!
“cube are hell-bent on redefining your experience and enjoyment of theatre with their raw energy and new approaches to performance”
- Sheila Snellgrove, Director Barbican Theatre Plymouth
“I always look forward to seeing a cube show, they make consistently powerful, intelligent and moving theatre”
-Bill Mitchell, Artistic Director, Wildworks
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“We are committed to producing new work, literary adaptations, and revivals of classic texts. Our choice of projects is led by a search for material that will challenge us as artists and excite audiences both new and existing. We have devoted ourselves to learning how theatre works, to discovering its essence. We are passionate about exploring the connection between actors and audience.
Each project is different. Creating work through a process that serves the subject, we produce high quality, stylish theatre which is rooted in the written word and balanced with powerful physical action. The collaborative input of director, actors and script is crucial to each project.
With a simple and clean approach, our plays explore the emotional and psychological lives of characters within stories that are always designed to be relevant to our modern lives. We are interested in how people live and behave, particularly when faced with extreme situations.”
Benjamin Symes, Artistic Director
Ben Oldfield, Associate Artistic Director
Jon Welch, Associate Writer
Lottie Bowser, Stage Manager
Nix Wood, Creative Producer
Tod Welch, Associate Artist
Rebecca Hulbert, Creative Producer
Jake Swindall, Film Maker
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"An energetic, exciting and compelling production which richly deserved the packed house. My students are talking about it still a month later. The workshop has proved really useful; thought-provoking and challenging, it has helped the students to address Unit 6 preparation with increased confidence."
cube is the Theatre Company in residence at Truro School
We make theatre with and for young people. Our work reflects the world we live in - all our plays are about real people dealing with extraordinary events. We respond to the world around us - we choose stories and characters that speak to young people.
We work with students from secondary schools, colleges, universities and drama schools. Our work with students derives from the plays in our repertoire. This has been the basis of coursework for students of GCSE English, AS and A Level Drama, BTEC Performing Arts, and Foundation Arts Degree.
In our often indiscriminate information heavy environment, cube aims to use our projects to promote a greater sense of social, cultural and historical knowledge and, most importantly, to foster a search for wisdom. Always focussing our outreach programme on our current project, we will look for ways of promoting self-discovery, empowering both children and adults with improved skills and understanding.
We are fully equipped to deliver our education work; each of our directors has depth of experience in a variety of fields and our education officer has been delivering education and training for 9 years. We will also make use of the special skills of a variety of practitioners chosen for the purpose.
Education work is extremely important to us for two main reasons: firstly we believe passionately in creativity and its effects in creating a better community; and secondly, because this enables to build great theatrically and culturally literate audiences for the future.
This year we are developing our relationship with Helston Community College- working as Associate Theatre company to deliver school plays and enrichment activities.
To book a cube show, please contact , or call us on 07785 263499
For more information about our current touring shows and technical requirements, please visit our website for promoters: www.2shows1tour.co.uk
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1 Trennick Lane
Cornwall TR1 1TH
07785 263 499
25th May 2013. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber, 3.30pm. Aubade, 8pm. Grampound Village Hall. Tickets from 01726 883874.
29th May 2013. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber, 2.30pm. Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth. 01326 319461.
29th May 2013. Aubade, 7.30pm. Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth. 01326 319461.
30th May 2013. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber, 7.30pm. Flushing Art Week.
1st June 2013. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber, 2.30pm. Aubade, 8.15pm. Landmark, Illfracombe. Tickets from 01271 324242.
12th June 2013. Aubade, 7.30pm. Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. Tickets from http://www.tacchi-morris.com
13th June 2013. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber, 1.30pm. Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. Tickets from http://www.tacchi-morris.com
21st June & 22nd June 2013. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber. The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath. Tickets from 01225 448844.
Friday 21st 10.30 & 1pm. Saturday 22nd 11.30 & 3pm.