town squared leighton-linslade
Over eighteen months, Barrel Organ worked with groups across Leighton-Linslade to create brand-new plays about a vast array of themes, culminating in a celebratory showcase performance at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.
Plays created included:
The Grey Kingdom
The Timeless Women
You Used To
What is Town Squared?
Town Squared is Barrel Organ’s brand-new civic participation project. Each year, we will work with the population of a different small- to medium-sized town in England to find new, exciting ways of making theatre and building community. After a series of weekly open-access workshops with brilliant artists and theatre-makers, those involved will work together to write, direct, design and perform in their own short plays, to be presented in the town centre for anyone who wants to join in the fun. We’re beyond excited to collaborate with communities to theatricalise the stories they want to tell.
Barrel Organ would like to thank Arts Council England, Leighton-Linslade Town Council, Bedfordshire & Luton Community Fund, TACTIC, Mencap Friends Within, Finch Cedars, Groundwork Vandyke Youth Club, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, Totally Locally Leighton Buzzard, LB First and Leighton-Linslade Arts Forum for their support of the project.