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Slot Machine Theatre make bold, contemporary work for audiences of all ages.
Our work is interdisciplinary, always made collaboratively, and frequently with the input of children and young people.
In collaboration with and in response to our young audiences, we push the envelope of theatre for all ages.
Slot Machine are three Co-Artistic Directors Nick Tigg, Fiona Creese and Nicola Blackwell, Producer Emma Dolman, and Artistic Associate Isy Sharman.
There are three main strands to our practice: New Work, Commercial Productions and Mentoring.
Examples of our most recent new work is The Boy, The Piano and The Beach, which is a live classical piano recital illustrated in projection, contemporary dance and puppetry and was co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Swaledale Festival. And Your Toys - a beautiful show for 4-6 year olds which asks you to bring your own toy to the theatre to take part in the action. Your Toys toured with Black Country Touring in 2020 and is available for touring in Spring 2021.
Our commercial productions (all of which are lovingly-crafted adaptations of children’s books) regularly play main house Christmas runs at venues such as Worthing Connaught, Leicester Curve, Corby Cube and Birmingham MAC.
We have a long-term relationship with Norden Farm Centre for The Arts in Maidenhead, who for 10 years have been a key partner for us, co-producing and commissioning our popular commercial work. To date, these productions have been seen by over 110,000 people.
Our mentoring springs from the conviction that making work is a team sport, and that companies and artists at all levels can benefit from friendly and supportive input. Theatre and live work is an ecology, and we want to play our part in encouraging others working in the field. This could range from whole-company mentoring for a new project, to informal phone-a-friend conversations with an emerging artist. Keep an eye on our website for further news about mentoring.