Stuff of Dreams was founded in 2012 with the aim of touring high quality theatre to venues across East Anglia. We specialise in new writing based on East Anglian history. This means that we often recreate events in the places where they actually took place making our history come alive. Our previous work includes Love Left Hanging by Cordelia Spence and Emma MacLusky, a retelling of the events surrounding the infamous Red Barn Murder, The Bricks of Burston by Anthony Cule and Emma MacLusky about the longest running strike in British history and The Poisoners Pact by Cordelia Spence and Tim Lane which recounts the tale of two murderesses who were the last two women to be hung in Norfolk. This was followed by our family friendly Christmas show, The Blacksmith Who Chased the Moon by Anthony Cule and Forgotten by Ray Rumsby exploring the life and work of Suffolk poet George Crabbe, Anglian Mist by Tim Lane and Cordelia Spence; a fictional thriller set against the background of the top secret radar project Cobra Mist set on Orford Ness and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Our current project is “An Honest Gentleman”, a rollicking Georgian adventure that delves into the life and times of the Highwaymen of the 18th Century.
An Honest Gentleman will premier in North Lodge, Cromer. A fundamental part of our mission is celebrating both the heritage and the creative talent of East Anglia. Most of the actors who work with us live in the region.
We are fortunate enough to have received financial support from the Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council to help us develop our work and we have also worked in partnership with The Garage in Norwich and The National Trust.
Please do take a moment to tour our website and see our work past and present. Run by a core team of three Stuff of Dreams really is the little company with the big dream.