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The D-Day Landing Craft Project 2021

 
 We are thrilled to gain funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help Red Sauce Theatres Inclusive Theatre Company to have some ZOOM DRAMA sessions and learn some much needed computer skills.  We have been creating a FILM telling the story of D-Day and we cant wait to share it with you!

In April, the film will be part of our well-being resource to be used within care-homes and community groups.

The story is told through the letters the Normandy Veterans wrote to their loved ones in Portsmouth, we have also included songs from this era and genuine images of Portsmouth taken during WW2.  Red Sauce Theatre would like to thank all those cast members involved in this project and The D-Day Story Museum and NMRN for its support and guidance during the project.      

Pamodzi Creative Transition Schools Project

In September 2020 we were approached by Roni Edwards from Pamodzi Creatives , we created a PHSE scheme of work as part of a well-being strategy to implement into local primary schools returning back after the Covid 19 Pandemic.   Working with artists from dance/drama/art, we delivered a unique histrical interpretation where a time travelling victorian lady is lost visits the school and talks about the Spanish Flu, the conversation and storytelling develops into the corralation of the two pandemics with the message that all will be well.  Breathing techniques and centering yourself were taught to the pupils as well as hygiene around illnesses and disease, also reflecting on Florence Nightingales teaching.  (Keys stage 1 & 2).    We also looked at two books “The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse” and “The Colour Monster”     The artist were able to generate and work freely around their interpretation of the books and their meaning of emotional well-being.                                                                                                                

                                                                                          

The Army Flying Museum

During the covid pandemic, Rachel performed" D-Day on your Doorstep" performances via ZOOM to the Young Eagles Group based at The Army Flying Museum.

We devised and performed a theatrical workshop about the incredible life of Mrs Tilly Shilling, which was made into the featured video to appear on the museums website.

We also delivered some drama sessions and the young eagles made a very special "guest appearance" in our film "D-Day on your Doorstep" Our special thanks to Dan Ball for your support. It was a fantastic experience working with you and the Army Flying Museum.

 

The D-Day Commemoration Event  2019

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
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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

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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
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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