Funded projects

2021 The D-Day Landing Craft Project 

Red Sauce Theatre are hard at work to create a video to highlight the D-Day Story and the new D-Day Landing craft.  We are thrilled to gain funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help Red Sauce Theatres Inclusive Theatre Company get together during lockdown as it has been particulary stressfull time for   those with disabilities.  Red Sauce has collaborated with The Army Flying Museum and Films 4 U CIC to tell the story of Portsmouth during WW2.  The video will be able to be seen from April on websites and you tube.


    The Army Flying Museum 2020

  We been working hard throughout lockdown to entertain and educate “The Young Eagles” children of service men and women at the Army Flying Museum in Middlewallop.  They enjoyed ” VE day on your Doorstep” The 1 woman show, performed LIVE on ZOOM to the service families during lockdown 2020.  Rachel also wrote and performed and recorded The Tilly Shilling Show, which can be viewed on the museums website.


 Pamodzi Creatives Schools Transition Project 2020 

      Rachella was approached by Roni Edwards to help Pamodzi Creatives deliver well-being (PHSE) Key stage 1 & 2 into local primary schools in Portsmouth.   Red Sauce Theatre wrote the Drama Scheme of Work which was very successful and plans were rolled out to introduce the scheme across Portsmouth and into Southampton.  A team of Artists surrounded the project also interacted with pupils from various creative mediums including dance, drama and art.


Wessex Heritage Memory Project 2020  

The project was prior and during the first lockdown, originally we performed a Heritage Show, the museum wanted Red Sauce to feature in their videos and be part of their reminiscience project which promoted heritage and culture and the theraputic effects it had on those living with dementia.


2019 D-Day 75 Celebrations.

Red Sauce Theatre (RST) were commissioned by The D-Day Story to create a performance piece using the letters sent by the soldiers in Normandy to their loved ones in Portsmouth.  We were asked to perform on the MV Bouddica in front of the WW2 veterans and performed at The New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, The Portsmouth Festivities and The Portsmouth Volunteer  Awards.  Throughout the project, we met veterans including John Jenkins who wrote to his grand daughter Diane and also Shirley Whittle who made  made a flag for the troops to take on D-Day.

Read More about our D-Day 75 commemoration event


on stage RST
A Full house and a standing ovation at The NTR Portsmouth, in front of an audition of Vererans
Meeting David Fuller and Steve Pitts
A Full House and a standing ovation at the New Theatre Royal

2017  Band of Brothers

Red Sauce Theatre were commissioned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy to perform a collection of Shakespearian battle monologues on board HMS Minerva to commemorate the WW1 100 and Shakespere 400

Access Days at the NMRM 

 During this time, Rachel Goodall was quoted in The Kensington Palace Project “Rethinking Heritage” about her access work at the NMRN and delivered a series of Dementia Awareness Events which local care-homes and charity organisations took part in.


 Rachel  trained over 180 staff members of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including The Mary Rose to be “Dementia Friendly” starting an initiative that ran to all their sites in England and Ireland.  She also delivered and trained staff for Access Days for those living with dementia to tour the historic ships and participate in gallery actvities.

picture taken NMRN

Red sauce Theatre on board the HMS M33 with Portsmouth Actors

2015-2016 Drama and Dementia

In 2015, RST were awarded £10,000 by The Arts Award to deliver workshops within care homes in Portsmouth and to work with the carers of those living with dementia, the classes were held at The Kings Theatre in Southsea, please see Drama and Dementia to watch the video of the process.

We created Sensory books of their experiences,  full of the poems, memories, sketches and plays we created during the process, each person was given their own book to remember us by.

We also delivered creative sessions to carers, they enjoyed time chatting about their experiences, we delivered some improvised sketches and forum sketches from their experiences.  We also looked at drama as a therapy, creating their own character profiles, diaries, games and ideas for practitcal well-being and spaces at home for themselves

Rachel received an International Normination for Arts and Dementia Work in 2015

Thank you David and Carmen and to my wonderful Drama group
Carers of those living with Dementia, enjoyed the Drama Sessions at The Kings Theatre Southsea

Red Sauce Theatre 2014,  The Creative Arts Project with Portsmouth University and The Alzheimers Society

Red Sauce Theatre took part in the Creative Arts Project.   

Rachel Goodall and the cast,  devised a piece of theatre with a  cast of people living with dementia who performed to a live audience of family and friends. The performance piece was based on a lady who was struggling with her mother who was living with dementia and the problems she faced.

To read the document please press Dementia Project Report.

We later performed the play at Portsmouth Cathedrals Mental Health Festival