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Annual Review 2011

Trustees Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Chairman Councillor Robert Davis DL Rosie Hytner Rosanna King Phyllida Lloyd CBE Mathew Prichard CBE Jill Shaw Ruddock Edward Snape Carole Winter

We believe all young people should have the opportunity to attend outstanding theatre irrespective of their cultural, social or economic background.

Honorary Vice Presidents Lord Attenborough CBE Lord Willoughby de Broke

We aim to increase young people’s access to live theatre and enable them to engage creatively with their theatre experience.

Patrons Roger Allam Matthew Bourne OBE Kenneth Branagh Janie Dee Noma Dumezweni Bonnie Greer OBE Susan Hampshire OBE Celia Imrie Adrian Lester Jonathan Pryce CBE Alan Rickman Clive Rowe Thea Sharrock Alison Steadman OBE David Suchet CBE Zoë Wanamaker CBE Samuel West Roy Williams OBE

We serve young people across London and beyond, focusing on those with limited resources, opportunities or support. At the heart of our work is the desire to open doors to young people who might otherwise consider London’s rich cultural heritage closed to them.

Mousetrap Staff Susan Whiddington Director Linda Turner Education Manager Gayle Bryans Development Manager Jo Pelly Special Needs Programmes Manager Elaine Grant Access Programmes Manager Nancy Shakerley Audience Development Programmes Manager Elly Hopkins Communications Manager Katherine Usher Special Projects Manager Tracy Burke Office Manager


Chairman’s Message


Director’s Message


Key areas of our work


Opening Doors


Creative Learning


Inspiring Future Theatregoers


Connecting People, Creating Links


Financial Summary


Thank you

Photos by Alex Rumford



Chairman’s Message


Early Reflections

ed my “Going to the theatre as a child unlock made me think, imagination. It made me dream, and it works, it’s the and made me want to join in. When , and even when best fun you can have without tickling come back for more it doesn’t, it still makes you want to mirrors, ice cream and different and better. Smoke and and singing and and laughter, and gasps and giggles, beguile. For me dancing and delirium to bewitch and atre is magic with as a child, and as a grown up the the bells on.”

Mousetrap Theatre Projects brings young people who would not otherwise have that opportunity to the best of London theatre. We are proud to have taken close to 100,000 in total over the past 14 years. We are grateful to all those who make this possible – the producers and theatre owners who make tickets available to us at reasonable prices no less than those who give us money to do our work as the leading independent theatre education charity in London. Soon after I became the Producer of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, I decided that the world’s longest running show should ‘give something back’, and was delighted when Susan Whiddington agreed to be our Director, a role she still fills with tremendous enthusiasm and passion. The show put up the first funds to set the ball rolling, and The Mousetrap is still a significant contributor. Lord (Richard) Attenborough, the first star of the play, Mathew Prichard CBE, grandson of Agatha Christie, and Lord (David) Willoughby de Broke, whose family built and still owns the St. Martin’s Theatre, home of The Mousetrap for nearly 40 years, joined me as founding Trustees, and they are all still involved. The need to provide disadvantaged young people with the chance to experience live theatre does not diminish, any more than does the other side of the same coin, the need to develop theatre audiences of the future.

“The need to provide disadvantaged young people with the chance to experience live theatre does not diminish, any more than does the other side of the same coin, the need to develop theatre audiences of the future.” Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt

We are dedicated – and our staff under Susan Whiddington shows this commitment every day – to continuing this important educational and charitable role, with the help of all who fund our work, to the great benefit of nearly 12,000 young people each year.

Kenneth Branagh Patron

Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt Chairman of the Trustees





Director’s Message

Key areas of our work


An exciting and rewarding year This has been an exciting and rewarding year for Mousetrap Theatre Projects with many memorable highlights. One was the pilot of StageSong – taking professional composers and lyricists into classrooms to teach students how to compose for musical theatre. A showcase of the best student songs and mini-musicals, performed by professional singers, was a brilliant project finale. We also launched a major new initiative, Key Schools, to improve how we measure our impact. Key Schools has enabled us to develop closer links with schools and connect with students over a longer period of time. We have 12 Key Schools (nine mainstream; three special) and teachers agree to participate in a range of our access and education projects. In return they provide us indepth evaluation through detailed questionnaires, student interviews and focus groups. We are delighted with how Key Schools’ teachers have embraced this initiative and we believe the results will improve our work, demonstrate its impact on young people and assist with future fundraising. A special mention must be made of the transformative donation we received from ICAP to fund our work with young people with special needs. We were thrilled to be chosen as one of 21 charities to benefit from ICAP Charity Day 2010. In recognition of this significant funding, we renamed this programme, ICAP Theatre Journeys for Special Schools. You can read all about it on page 7. Finally, one of the unforgettable events of the year was a fantastic fundraising cabaret hosted by two of our dedicated Patrons, Janie Dee and Clive Rowe. Our supporters were treated to superb performances by many well-known performers and, not forgetting what we are all about, students from Arts Educational and our Youth Forum member, Nick Robinson, added touchingly to a very special evening. In closing, I want thank all of our very generous supporters who have enabled us take 11,445 young people to the theatre this year.

Susan Whiddington Director



Creating opportunities for young people who have limited resources, support or a disability to attend London theatre, often as a first-time experience.


Using theatre as an educational resource in and out of the classroom to stimulate creative work and develop personal and theatre-related skills.


Encouraging a legacy of theatregoing for young audiences by reducing barriers and enhancing their knowledge and appreciation of theatre.


Developing and nurturing collaborations with young people, teachers, artists, arts organisations and the theatre industry.



We enable disadvantaged young people to access theatre, encouraging them to widen their aspirations and consider new possibilities. This year, we offered six programmes of activity, each of which removes one or more of the barriers young people face in accessing theatre.

TheatreOpeners brings disadvantaged students from London state secondary schools to see outstanding theatre for only £5 a ticket, including an after-show discussion and a teachers’ resource pack. Priority goes to schools with a high percentage of students on free school meals. Problems facing teachers this year were constrained budgets and increased difficulty in taking students out of school during the day. We responded by scheduling theatre trips to evening performances as well as matinees, offering schools a wide variety of productions from musicals to issue-based plays to Shakespeare.

TheatreOpeners Facts • 3,660 students from 155 schools participated • 29% of students on free school meals – double the national average • 17 productions offered with seven participatory ‘Insight’ sessions led by the creative teams

“For so many of them, it was their first opportunity to see live theatre – they really were blown away by the experience.” Diana Pape, Maria Fidelis School, Camden

ICAP Theatre Journeys for Special Schools opens the door to West End theatre for secondary special schools, with best seats at top productions, free in-school workshops and resource packs customised for special school teachers. The students had a wide range of special needs, from emotional and behavioural problems to profound and multiple disabilities. We engaged highly skilled drama practitioners with experience of working with young people with special needs to run the workshops and we received overwhelming feedback from teachers.

ICAP Theatre Journeys Facts • 766 students from 65 special schools participated • 40% of students on free school meals • 10 schools participated for the first time

"It was wonderful to see the looks of awe and wonder on our pupils’ faces. They haven’t stopped talking about the show and asking when we can go back!” Felicity Kirk, The Valley School





Family First Nights brings low-income families to a West End theatre production over the summer holidays with £5 tickets, as a first-time family theatre outing. This year we piloted family workshops, offering two workshops for Wicked and Stomp, which was a great success with sessions over-subscribed. We now have 5,500 families on our FFN database and throughout the year, we offered them 65 additional opportunities to attend theatre with a huge take-up.

“Thank you, thank you and thank you again... You are truly doing a great service to families like mine who could not afford to go to the theatre normally. Thank you.” Maxine McDaniel, Mother

StageXchange offers youth groups from across London a top West End show for £5 a ticket supported by three tailor-made workshops to learn theatre skills or address personal development issues. Sessions were run by experienced theatre practitioners. After launching StageXchange in 2007, it is now one of our most over-subscribed programmes. Workshop themes, chosen by the youth group leaders, focused on trust, communication, team-building, body language, building relationships, respect, anti-bullying, tolerance and cohesion.

Family First Nights Facts • 427 families took part including 1,032 children aged 3-16 • Choice of 18 West End productions: 11 top musicals, 3 plays and 4 shows for young children, • Families identified by over 500 charities, social service agencies and housing associations

StageXchange Facts • 290 young people from 15 youth groups took part • Participants included newly arrived refugees, homeless and young people with autism • Projects involved youth groups in 10 London boroughs

“It built confidence and self-esteem in young people who have very little belief in their abilities. They felt they had achieved something.” Claire Gannon, Youth Leader, Waltham Forest

Envision is a magical day for blind and partially sighted young people, including pre-show drama workshops, an on-stage touch tour and an audio-described performance of a top West End show. We chose The Railway Children and Legally Blonde, running two Envision days for each. Parents and teachers emphasised how much the children benefit from spending time with others who share their disability. The confidence they gained through the workshops and their obvious enjoyment of the whole day made it a very special experience for everyone involved.

Envision Facts • 130 students participated, aged 11-18 • 86% had never been to the theatre before • Participants came from as far away as Halifax and Somerset Boys from Tower Hamlets participating in a StageXchange project

Mousetrap/Greenhouse Summer School is a threeweek performing arts programme, run collaboratively with Greenhouse Charity. This was the third year we ran the summer school, which featured West End theatre visits and workshops in dance, singing, Capoeira, and circus skills. It culminated in a final showcase devised by the young participants at the Cochrane Theatre for friends and family.

Mousetrap/Greenhouse Summer School Facts • 47 young people age 11-16 participated • Youth Forum members volunteered as mentors

“Envision is a marvellous opportunity for these VI/blind children, we will be talking about it for a long while afterwards.” Teacher at Visually Impaired Unit

“When I receive an email from FFN, I get so excited, it’s like Christmas!” Johanne is a single working mother living in Southwark in a Peabody Trust Estate. She never imagined it would be possible to afford a West End theatre trip for her family. Then she heard about Family First Nights. “Family First Nights has made a huge impact on our family life. I had not been able to afford to take my children to the theatre and so being able to take them through FFN has been truly wonderful. Our first visit to the theatre was through FFN and we saw Wicked which indeed it was. My son has been able to use his experience in



going to the theatre to become more articulate and creative in his writing at school. He was recently able to compare a ballet he saw with the school with Romeo and Juliet that we saw through FFN last year in a review. He is a 10 year old boy who really hates writing. I was so proud when his review went into the school newsletter. I know that my children now know how to behave appropriately in different surroundings and that is quite important to me as a mother. I believe children should be allowed to be ‘children’; however, knowing

when to be quiet and appreciative and considerate of others is also a good life skill. Family First Nights has been a big part of mine and my children’s lives for the last three years. It has allowed us to be a part of ‘London life’ that many can only dream of and for that I will be eternally grateful.”



We enliven classroom learning by using theatre as a stimulus to enrich the curriculum, unlock creativity and develop personal skills. We take theatre professionals into schools, who engage and motivate students and help make their studies relevant to their futures.

Play the Critic uses professional theatre, music and dance critics to develop analytical thinking and writing skills of A-Level and Key Stage 4 students. Through masterclasses with directors and choreographers and one-to-one sessions with critics, the students learn how to review a theatre, musical theatre, opera or dance production.

“All of the students who participated in Play the Critic 2010 achieved A grades on their written component for A2 Dance this year. I am sure that getting them to write about dance from such an early stage, and with such guidance from the team you had assembled, played some part in this.“

Play the Critic Facts • 92 students from six schools took part in Play the Critic: Theatre • 43 students from three schools participated in Play the Critic: Dance • Mentored by six professional theatre and dance critics and three directors

Simon Dobson, Assistant Head teacher, Holland Park School

PowerPlay uses a theatre production as the catalyst for a series of in-depth workshops for students in Children’s Support Centres/Pupil Referral Units who have been excluded from mainstream schools. We ran a series of workshops at Harlow Children’s Support Centre designed to build self-esteem and improve communication skills, teamwork and emotional literacy. Students from a nearby mainstream school joined them, to serve as mentors and to encourage links between the schools. The Lion King theatre trip proved to be an excellent stimulus.

PowerPlay Facts • 12 students took part in this intensive programme • Two experienced practitioners led 7 x 90minute workshops

“Afterwards, some of our kids were raving about how good it was… that’s really something!... I have relished seeing them thrive and succeed with you.” Annette Lidster, Harlow Children Support Centre

Crossways Academy students attend Insight session for The Colored Museum





Explore is series of tailor-made music or drama workshops for special schools, based on a topic of the teacher’s choice. Thanks to generous funding from ICAP, this new programme reached 160 young people in Special Schools. Feedback from teachers demonstrated the positive impact on the communication skills of their pupils and an increase in their confidence, motivation and empathy towards each other.

Pupils at Chilton School participating in an Explore workshop on The Lion King

Explore Facts • 11 projects were offered in seven boroughs • Pupils saw seven different West End productions • 11 experienced practitioners, usually in pairs, led Explore projects

“The benefits to the children’s confidence and communication skills are endless!” Aiden Meech, Chilton School

StageBusiness teaches the ‘business of theatre’ to Drama, BTec Performing Arts and Business Studies students through workshops on marketing, producing and budgeting, led by West End producers and marketers. Students gained an insider’s views of the business of theatre and wrote their own marketing plan for a new musical, which they presented to a panel of theatre professionals in a ‘dragon’s den’ session.

StageBusiness Facts • 100 students from four schools participated this year

Paul Daintry, Curriculum Leader, Creative Arts, The Lammas School Previously Head of Drama, Walthamstow Academy, both Waltham Forest “I have been working with Mousetrap Theatre Projects for a number of years, taking advantage of the great offers through TheatreOpeners. Over time, I’ve come to rely on MTP for much more. Many of our students come from areas of great social and economic disadvantage. Most have not been to the theatre before and their families would find it hard to justify the expense of a full-price theatre ticket. TheatreOpeners has opened up a new world of theatrical experience and

begun to open their eyes to the possibilities that theatre has to offer. I’m delighted by how valuable and vital an experience our students have found it to be. The sheer joy they have experienced is immensely gratifying. “Life-changing” would not be an overstatement. I have also noticed considerable impact on my students’ work. They have absorbed ideas, expertise, techniques and skills. A case in point was our trip to The Odyssey. Back in school it was clear they started using ideas in class that they had seen in the play. Suddenly their devised work was much more imaginative. I can’t thank Mousetrap enough for the opportunities they have offered my students. They have given us access

that we would not otherwise have had and enabled my students to transform and develop their work. Finally, MTP has supported me as a professional in enhancing my delivery strategies and providing more effective `resources for my students.”

• Six top West End producers and marketers mentored students • StageBusiness has now become one of our core educational offerings

StageSong piloted this year, develops students’ composition skills in a musical theatre context. Mentored by professional young composers and lyricists, 73 students wrote songs or mini-musicals. The best student work was performed by professional singers at a West End showcase for all participating students and critiqued by a panel of professionals which included one of our patrons, Clive Rowe.

“This was a brilliant project which brought a very dry module completely to life.” Debbie Bailey, Hemel Hempstead School

Students working on their musical theatre compositions for StageSong

“The show was brilliant – never seen anything like it before. It gave me ideas…” Student, StageSong

TheatreWorks offers a bespoke education project to meet the specific needs of a school group, bringing theatre practitioners into the classroom to collaborate with the teacher. This year, 48 Year 10 students used a visit to Blood Brothers to explore issues in the play and character development with workshops led by a practitioner who has starred in the musical.

“I was amazed by the progress each individual had made and delighted with the fun they had doing it. All of the students were genuinely inspired by their experience” Kirsten Varley, West London Academy



StageSong Facts • INSET and a comprehensive resource pack offered for teachers • Five professional composers and lyricists plus a musical director took part • Judging panel consisted of director Jeremy Sams, critic Matt Wolf and musical theatre star Clive Rowe

TheatreWorks Facts • Teacher allowed to choose a topic they want to explore • We assist teacher to select relevant production to support the project • We oversee project to strengthen relationship between teacher and practitioners



We encourage young people of all backgrounds to make theatre an ongoing and inspiring part of their lives. By offering tickets at low prices and giving extra support, we enable them to attend theatre independently, providing opportunities to see a huge range of productions at venues across London and take part in ‘behind the scenes’ events with the creative team.

C145 (See a Show for £5) encourages 15 -18 year olds to become independent theatergoers and now has a membership of over 3,500. Over 1,600 C145’ers saw a diverse selection of challenging theatre, opera and dance productions. In addition to our monthly events, C145’ers were emailed an additional 40 theatre ticket offers.

“This is exactly what young people need to stay off the streets, not get bored or in trouble, and be inspired to make something of ourselves.” Sarah, C145 member

C145 Facts • 1,627 theatre visits were made by C145’ers this year • School ‘reps’ recruit new members and organise theatre visits • Highlights included challenging play Blasted, top musical Legally Blonde and opera La Bohéme

Eve Richardson is studying English Literature at the University of Manchester and is a member of its musical theatre society. She tells us how C145 impacted on her life. “C145 made a big difference to my life; it really gave me an interest in theatre. It’s given me the confidence to make full use of the theatre offers available to young people in London. My life is extremely different now, as I have become very independent. Getting involved in theatre and the arts and creative industry has motivated me

to get work experience and take theatre-related courses. C145 events particularly helped me with my GCSE and A-level drama as it broadened my knowledge in drama and allowed me to see lots of different types of theatre that I would never have normally seen. I have been very fortunate to have seen so many shows

at such a cheap price! And I definitely have developed a strong love for subsidised theatres and arts projects like Mousetrap. It’s really made me want to volunteer.”

WestEnd4£10 is for 19-23 year olds who pay £10 for a theatre ticket. We target students at drama schools and FE drama courses so that those studying theatre can see theatre. At every event, Westend4£10’ers participate in talks with members of the cast or creative team and last year were sent an additional 40 offers by email.

“What a wonderful opportunity it was to see not only such a brilliant performance but also meet them afterwards. It so much enhances the experience and understanding of the play.”

WestEnd4£10 Facts • 775 theatre visits were made this year • Membership is close to 3,000 19-23 year olds • WestEnd4£10’ers saw new plays like Blackwatch; musicals including Chicago and classic plays such as Design for Living

Anna, WestEnd4£10 member

The Youth Forum is a group of active young people who take a leadership role for our charity. Members advise on recruitment and marketing of C145 and WestEnd4£10, suggest productions, assist with our programmes, serve as school ‘reps’ and plan and run quarterly events for their peers. This year Forum members produced a short film on C145, met with West End marketers about youth e-communications and volunteered at MTP events.

Youth Forum Facts • Members volunteered for events such as WestEnd Live and TheatreCraft Day • Created and ran their own youth cabaret with 15 acts • Worked towards completing Bronze Arts Award

“All you have to do is join, turn up and prepare to experience the phenomenal power of theatre.” Yohanna, Youth Forum Member

C145’ers arriving at the theatre



Teacher Preview Club We also think it’s important that teachers see theatre and our Club offers discounted theatre tickets, a quarterly newsletter with articles on using theatre in the classroom plus invitations to special events. TPC has nearly 2,000 members, who were offered £5 - £20 tickets for over 130 productions in the West End, London fringe and regional theatres.

Teacher Preview Club Facts • Introduced online ticketing with great success • Special members’ evenings at The Lion King and Ghost Stories • Re-designed StageDirections, the quarterly magazine



We create links for young people, schools, community organisations and the theatre industry to encourage collaborations and foster legacies. To enhance knowledge and expertise, we run training and skill-sharing events throughout the year for teachers, theatre practitioners and youth leaders.

This year we ran our third TheatreCraft at The London Coliseum, which offered 1,000 young people, aged 17-25, a huge range of talks, workshops and lecturedemonstrations on theatre career opportunities. Working in partnership with SOLT, Masterclass, ENO and the National Skills Academy, young people had opportunities to explore careers including directing, marketing, production, lighting design, makeup and theatre journalism. Feedback from this day was extremely positive.

TheatreCraft session in the auditorium of The Coliseum

We also ran two EducationLive events for teachers, in partnership with SOLT and the Education and Young People’s Forum. 175 teachers met producers and representatives of theatre venues to discover what’s on in the theatre for their students and what educational resources are available.

TheatreCraft Facts • TheatreCraft offered 67 workshops and lecture-demonstrations • TheatreCraft’s marketplace hosted 30 arts organisations, drama schools and venues • Professionals offered one-to-one career advice sessions to delegates

Early Reflections

“One of the reasons I fell in love with theatre is because it’s all to do with stories and magic and the suspension of disbelief. The craft in making it look simple and easy is what is so mesmerising and mind expanding. It never ceases to surprise me.” Zoë Wanamaker CBE Patron

Nick Robinson lives in Lewisham and attended Kidbrooke School.

“I joined C145 after a TheatreOpeners theatre trip visit with my school when I was 15. I have now been to over 20 events and am part of the Youth Forum. I performed at a cabaret the Youth Forum organised in 2011 and subsequently Mousetrap Theatre Project’s director asked me to sing at their fundraising cabaret alongside West End regulars Clive Rowe and Janie Dee. I have now been offered a place at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and hope to take this up in September 2012. Working with Mousetrap Theatre Projects has opened a number of doors and opportunities for me and I hope that I can continue its work and help a wealth of young people in years to come.”





Financial Summary

Statement of Financial Activities

Balance Sheet

for the period ended 31 August 2011

as at 31 August 2011

Unrestricted Funds £

Restricted Funds £

13 months to August 2011 £

Incoming resources from charitable activities: Theatre tickets Programme fees, workshops & other services Grants receivable Total incoming resources


Fixed Assets Tangible Assets

INCOMING RESOURCES Incoming resources from generated funds Voluntary income: Donations and gifts Guardianships (memberships) Grants receivable Investment income


Year to 31 July 2010 £

270,558 35,848 239,400 601

3,955 338,532 -

274,513 35,848 577,932 601

209,500 24,212 228,819 485

38,317 66,968 11,575


38,317 66,968 11,575

51,414 41,307 23,150





2010 £



Current Assets Debtors Cash at bank and in hand

Creditors: amounts falling due within one year



42,827 679,978

8,306 489,213





Net current assets






Funds Restricted funds Unrestricted funds Designated funds

222,164 364,419 101,339

70,957 371,787 -



RESOURCES EXPENDED Cost of generating funds Fundraising Charitable activities: Access Education Audience Development Michael Northern





227,717 106,353 113,927 1,000

113,132 47,973 30,175 -

340,849 154,326 144,102 1,000

295,645 102,046 113,020 500





Total resources expended





Net movement in funds Balances brought forward at 1 August 2010

93,971 371,787

151,207 70,957

245,178 442,744

(18,215) 460,959

Balances carried forward at 31 August 2011





Governance costs

All of the charity’s transactions are derived from continuing activities. The Statement of Financial Activities includes all gains and losses recognised in the year.



The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the special provisions relating to companies subject to the small companies regime within Part 15 of the Companies Act 2006 and in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (effective April 2008). The financial statements were approved by the Board on 14 February 2012. and signed on its behalf by:

Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt Trustee

Carole Winter Trustee



Thank you

Early Reflections

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported Mousetrap Theatre Projects this year.

MAJOR SUPPORTERS ICAP Trafigura Foundation The Garfield Weston Foundation John Lyon’s Charity Man Charitable Trust


Anonymous x2 Catherine Johnson The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL GUARDIANS

Georgina and Bernard David Colin and Helen David Anonymous SCHOOL GUARDIANS

PROGRAMME SUPPORTERS 95.8 Capital FM’s Help a Capital Child Arts & Business Blatchington Court Trust CMS Cameron McKenna Foundation The Colwinston Charitable Trust The Noël Coward Foundation The Dorset Foundation D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The Eranda Foundation Ford Britain Trust The Worship Company of Grocers HarperCollins The Ironmongers’ Company IDCF and Poplar HARCA The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund London Councils The Mackintosh Foundation Newman’s Own Foundation The PF charitable Trust Really Useful Group Ltd Reed Elsevier The Reed Foundation Rothschild ShareGift SNR Denton UK LLP Charitable Trust St Martin’s Theatre The Steel Charitable Trust Unity Theatre Trust VICTA Children The Victoria Palace Theatre Vision Charity The Walcot Foundation West End Theatres Westminster Arts The Williams Charitable Trust The John Younger Trust

Anne and David Fass Friends of Bicknacre Show Matthew Haimes Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Rosie and Richard Hytner Stephanie and Jerker Johansson Rosanna King and Paul Viita Nicolette and Paul Kirkby Phyllida Lloyd George and Patti White The Sue Berman and Michael Zamkow Foundation CLASS GUARDIANS

Anonymous Heather Acton and Peter Williams The Peter Beckwith Harrow Trust Louise and Vin Bhattacharjee Bruno and Christine Boesch Faye and Steve Brann Elizabeth and Rory Brooks Michèle and Colin Burrows Kay Ellen Consolver and John Stokerson Catherine and Edward Faulks William and Lori Gibson Kate and Arne Groes Jo and Ross Hunter Simon and Penny Linnett Dan Mace Vivien Minto Judith and Richard Morrissey Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz Joanna Richards Anthony and Marjorie Simonds-Gooding David Suchet CBE Charlotte and Simon Warshaw Charles Whiddington FAMILY GUARDIANS

And a number of grant-makers who wish to remain anonymous.

Cecilie Astrup and Thomas Rottner Tim and Clare Bennett Kristina Borsy and Nick Turdean Kenneth Branagh Lauren and Michael Clancy Carole and Neville Conrad Lisa Forrell and Marcel Berlins Susan Gibson and Mark Bergman Susan Handley-Jones David Hills and Deborah Saunt

Sir Nicholas Hytner Ingrid Jacobson Pinter Portia Kamons Diarmaid and Candida Kelly Christopher and Carol Kilroy Alan Leibowitz and Barbara Weiss Lawrence and Peggy Levy Helen Lowe Alison and Michael Lurie Maggie and Bruce Macfarlane Subita Mahtani Penny Mallinson Jonathan and Julie Punter Sir Gerry and Lady Robinson Myrto and Christian Rochat Gregg Sando and Sarah Havens Douglas and Helen Shaw Tanya and David Steyn Lisa Tedeschini and Bruce Rigal Hannah Tsatsonis Sandra and Jake Ulrich Cecilia and Arend Versteegh Paul Walden David and Karen White Nancy Schmidt Dominica and Trevor Yang STUDENT GUARDIANS

Anonymous x2 Andrew Blankfield and Bernadette Hillman Jaqueline Boenisch Colleen and Robert Brand Peter Bryans Lady Susan Chinn Catherine Comerford Clare and Peter Fincham Mary Fulton and Barry Turner Gillian and Simon Gallant Gay Huey Evans John Hyatt Ray and Kari Jones Marsha and Alan Lee Ellen Miller and Rupert Gavin Jane Morgan Joanne and Tom Murphy Kym and John Paynter Richard Pilbrow Amanda and Paul Salmon Martha Spears Robert and Natalie Speir Ann-Marie and Robert Starr Andrea and Peter Sullivan Margaret and Robert Trefny Henrik and Marika Wareborn Sophie and Peter Windett Carole Winter for MJE Productions DONORS Too many to list

Also a huge thank you to the theatre producers and theatres across London who heavily subsidise the cost of theatre tickets. Without this support we would be introducing only hundreds instead of thousands of young people to the magic of theatre.




CORE FUNDERS The Society of London Theatre through the Theatre Development Trust (SOLT) Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap


“I joined Liverpool Youth Theatre wh en I was 15. Suddenly I realised there was som ething I was good at and enjoyed. There wer e no scary auditions. Enthusiasm and commit ment was all that was required. It opened a doo r for me. I’ve never looked back.” Alison Steadman OBE Patron

23-24 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8ND Telephone: 020 7836 4388 Fax 020 7632 4111 Registered Charity No. 1053434

Mousetrap Theatre Projects Annual Review 2011  

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Mousetrap Theatre Projects Annual Review 2011  

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