Rural Touring Dance Initiative Dates Spring 2018

This season we have 9 dance companies out on tour for Spring 2018. Read on to find out more about the shows and where they are touring to.

Join award winning Protein for a highly entertaining evening with friends and family. Transforming your local hall into a restaurant, you are invited to bring a dish and sit at decorated tables to watch, savour and digest a performance of dance, theatre and song that unfolds around you.

Scheme Date  Venue Ticket Info etc.
Take Art, Somerset  Saturday 24th March Kingsdon Village Hall More info
Spot On, Lancashire Saturday 10th March Whitechapel Village Hall, Goosnargh, Preston More info
Highlights, Cumbria Friday 16th March Orton Market Hall  
Highlights, Cumbriad Saturday 17th March Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall  
Arts Alive Shrophire/Herefordshire Friday 23rd March Clungunford Parish Hall  
Night Out Wales Wednesday 23rd March Redhouse Old Town Hall, Merthyr Tydful  


Chalk About by Curious Seed is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others featuring dance, drawing, chat and one brilliant scene containing every-thing you could wish for.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.
Highlights, Cumbria 
Friday 11th May The Witham, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LY  
Cheshire Rural Touring Arts 
Sat 12th May, 2pm Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port  
NEAT  Scotland 
Thurs 17th May Alford Community Campus, Aberdeenshire  
NEAT Scotland 
Fr 18th May Banff Academy, Aberdeenshire  
Carn to Cove, Cornwall 
Sat 26th May Devoran Village Hall More info
Wiltshire Rural Arts  Sun 27th May Neston Memorial Hall  
Creative Arts East Thurs 31st May AliveLynnsport, King's Lynn  
Black Country Touring Fri 1st June 6.30pm ​Glasshouse College, Stourbridge  

Point of Echoes by bgroup is the first new work commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, especially for the rural touring circuit. Set on an unnamed lighthouse, at an unknown time, somewhere on the coast of England, Point of Echoes is created by renowned UK choreographer Ben Wright and musician and writer Stuart Warwic.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.
Live and Local Friday 9th February St Chads Village Hall, Warwick More info
Live and Local Saturday 10th February Foxlore Arts Centre, Leff, Staffs More info
Night Out Wales  Thursday 15th Feb Lllandinham Village Hall More info
Wiltshire, Rural Arts  Friday 16th February Trowbridge Town Hall  

Carn to Cove

Friday 23rd February AMATA, Falmouth University More info
Carn To Cove Saturday 24th February Calstock Village Hall More info
Highlights Friday 2nd March Lazonby Village Hall  
Spot On, Lancashire  Friday 9th March Marine Hall Fleetwood More info
Live Lincolnshire Sunday 11th March Assembly Rooms, Barton Upon Hamber  
Night Out Wales Sunday 17th March Small World Theatre, Cardigan  



Brighton-based dance theatre duo The Hiccup Project bring its multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round to Cornwall, an honest, funny and provocative ride on the merry-go-round of romance, taking audiences along for the bittersweet ride.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.
Independent - Strike A Light  Thursday 26th April The Guildhall,Gloucester  



Just Us Dance Theatre’s It’s Between Us is a mixed bill of dance and music from award-winning dance maker Joseph Toonga and British R&B singer-lyricist Orin Norbert, which sees dancers share experiences of friendship, love and belonging accompanied by live singing.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.
Artsreach, Dorset Friday 9th March Toller Porcorum Village Hall More info
Carn to Cove, Cornwall Sunday 10th March Mylor Theatre, Truro More info
Arts Alive, Shropshire Thursday 15th March Steiner Academy, Much Dewchurch More info
Arts Alive, Herefordshire Friday 16th March Wem Town Hall More info





Drawing on Terry Pratchett’s novel “The Last Hero”, James Wilton Dance’s Last Man Standing is a dance work driven by energy and athleticism, deriving its choreography from martial arts, break dancing and capoeira. With a soundtrack of heavy rock, ambient music and textured soundscapes, Last Man Standing is poised to leave Dorset and Wiltshire audiences breathless.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.
Independent -Theatre Orchard  Friday 13th April Theatre Tropicana, Weston Super Mare  
Beaford Arts Devon Saturday 14th April The Memorial Hall, Bradworthy  
Carn to Cove (Leviathan) Tuesday 24th April The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance  



Choreographed by Keira Martin and directed by Charlotte Vincent, Here Comes Trouble draws on social and cultural influences from Yorkshire, Ireland and Jamaica, rhythmically weaving together traditional music, authentic song and moving, gutsy Irish and Contemporary dance. Heading to the East Ridings of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cornwall, Martin will share hard hitting and heart-warming chapters of her life, revealing her heritage, her strength and her vulnerability.

Dates cancelled due to bad weather - check back for rearranged performances

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.
Air in G, Glouscestershire 23rd June Tetbury Goods Shed  


The Little Love Cabaret by Spilt Milk Dance is a scrapbook of real-life love stories from contributors aged 2 – 92 across the country. Ultimate heart throbs, full-on odd obsessions, and wildly mixed up emotions combine in a heart-warming, fun-filled, and at times completely absurd cabaret reminding us of the lengths we will go to for the things we love.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.

Black Country Touring -  Wolverhampton

Wednesday 14th February Newhampton Arts Centre  
Black County Touring, Smethwick Thursday 15th February Thimblemill Library  
Wiltshire Rural Arts Friday 16th February Bremhill Village Hall  
Spot On, Lancashire Saturday 3rd March Fraser Hall, Cowan Bridge, near Carnforth More info
Night Out Wales  Thursday 10th May Llandinham Village Hall  


Paradise Lost by Lost Dog - A one man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost and not like whatever came into your head when you read the first bit of that sentence. Combining theatre, comedy and movement this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything condensed into 75 minutes.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket info etc.

Carn to Cove, Cornwall

Thursday 8th March Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel More info
Carn to Cove, Cornwall  Friday 9th March Amata, Falmouth University More info
Carn to Cove, Cornwall
Saturday 10th March The Centre Newlyn More info
Artsreach Dorset 
Saturday 24th March Martinstown Village Hall More info
Arts Alive Shropshire
Wednesday 21st March All Stretton Village Hall  
NEAT Scotland
Friday 16th March Kemnay Village Hall  
NEAT Scotland  Saturday 17th March Johnshaven Village Hall  



Plan B for Utopia from Joan Cleville Dance is a playful dance theatre work exploring the notion of utopia and the role that imagination and creativity can play as a driving force for change in our personal and collective lives.

Scheme Date Venue Ticket Info etc.
Rural Arts On Tour, N. Yorkshire   Friday 23rd March Coxwold Village Hall More info
Rural Arts On Tour, N. Yorkshire  Saturday 24th March Skipton Town Hall More info