Dodgy Clutch Theatre Company have worked from their base on Tyneside since 1982.
Over that time they have produced a body of work which covers three main areas:
Touring Theatre: Indoor, Outdoor and Street Theatre
Over the years in which DC have worked in the North East, the company have developed a deeply rooted and instantly recognisable style of visual story-telling theatre. The company works collaboratively to produce new work in a popular form of visual theatre which combines the diverse elements of dance, music, puppetry, performance and pyrotechnics.
The company has worked in areas in which theatre does not generally take place, working closely with young people in local communities whose peer groups and family members have often formed the nucleus of the initial audience members.
As DC Events the company produce large-scale, site-specific spectacular events.
Training and Education
Workshops are available in all aspects of the company' work from the practical - such as making puppetry, music, song-writing, story-telling, visual effects, banner making, lanterns, dance, movement, mime and performance - to the theoretical - exploring issues such as symbol, tension, focus, etc. Their work is always accompanied by a workshop which explores the themes, meaning, style and form of the piece.
It is inherent in their working policy that the special skills they develop are passed on and shared. Towards this end they run workshops in schools, colleges and with community groups.