The Ragroof Players create theatre shows, performance projects, tea dances, and bespoke events that celebrate social dance and popular theatre.
Bringing local communities in south-east England together using theatre workshops and shows, the Ragroof Players held a nonstop dance-a-thon of different dance styles from the last 100 years.
Based in Brighton, the group celebrate cultural diversity, tolerance and respect. Through their Celebrate grant for the dance-a-thon, they were able to work with other local groups to help break down barriers between age groups and cultures through theatre and dance.
Co-director, Matthew Blacklock, says “Accessibility, integration and participation are not an outreach’ aspect of our work – they are our work. We’ve found that theatre brings people together and makes them feel like part of the same community.”