Given the unprecedented circumstances created by the Coronavirus pandemic it is of paramount importance that we ensure the health and well-being of our core staff, touring team, freelancers, and volunteers. In line with Government guidance we have taken the following action regarding our artistic programme to ensure the safety of all those for whom we have a duty of care.
- We will postpone our tour of Sweet Dreams by Mike Kenny until the same timescale the following year in the hope that we will be able to reschedule then.
- We will continue to monitor closely the developments of COVID-19 and in line with government guidelines make decisions when we are able around our forthcoming tours of Glass Slippers and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
We will also adhere to the missive of our core funder Arts Council England to avoid redundancies, keep the company in existence and support the freelance arts community by:
- Honouring the terms of any freelance contracts erring on the side of generosity where possible
- Postponing rather than cancelling our artistic programme to ensure freelancers have contracts honoured, the company continues to generate work and funding commitments are respected.
- Ensure all core staff work from home until further notice.
- Support staff to look after themselves and their families.
- Explore opportunities to generate projects on a local scale or on digital platforms that engage freelancers, support children, are useful to our communities and keep the company relevant and active whilst staying true to our values.
- Explore grants and funding opportunities that are COVID-19 related to protect reserves and ensure the continued stability of the company.
We hope that by implementing these plans we will manage to safeguard the company during these challenging times and protect our staff. We plan to return to creating meaningful theatre experiences and creative projects for children as soon as possible.
Chair and Trustees, tutti frutti productions