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Suffragettes at Norwich Castle.

Who We Are

James Carpmael

James has worked as an actor and director for over thirty years. He has toured Britain with a number of companies. Over the past ten years he has worked with Norfolk Museums providing many different characters for educational programmes.

Annette Colgan

Annette worked for South Glamorgan Theatre In Education (funded by the Arts Council and Local Education Authority) devising, writing, performing and running workshops for both primary and secondary schools. She has a diploma in Creative Writing for Children from the University of East Anglia and is Cert Ed.

Harvey Salmon

Following an Honours Degree in English from Royal Holloway College (University of London), Harvey obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Acting from London Theatre School (Arts Educational). He worked for ten years as a freelance drama practitioner at the National Theatre Museum in Covent Garden devising and delivering workshops on a wide range of subjects for students from primary age to undergraduates. He has devised and delivered many projects for students with behavioral issues and a wide range of physical disabilities in schools and museums all over the country. An official drama practitioner for the Ambassadors Theatre Group, he is also a storyteller and a presenter. More info here: www.harveysalmon.co.uk

Matt Reeve

Matt is an award winning artist, designer and educator with a BA (hons) in Theatre Dramaturgy and MA in Animation and Sound Design. He works as a freelancer in both visual and performance arts with an emphasis on animation, puppetry, sculpture and the digital realm. His experience running arts education projects with children of all ages and abilities has led him to work throughout East Anglia, Italy, Belgium and beyond. More info here: www.mattreeve.co.uk

John Simpson Wedge

John is a historian and poet whose work has been described as 'nicely surreal' and 'like Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes for adults'. A background in philosophy and history, his work frequently includes historical or fantastical references. He currently works for the education department of Norwich Theatre Royal.

Past Projects

Suffragette Centenery Grant Fund.

In February 2018 Annette Colgan received an award from the Suffragette Centenary Grant Fund to deliver 10 free workshops to Norfolk Primary Schools on the suffragette movement. It provided year 6 students with an opportunity to find out more about the suffragettes and their struggle for the right to vote. Using craft, music, drama and storytelling the pupils re-enacted the Rush on Parliament of 1908.

Schools visited include: Pulham Market,Woodland View, Howard Junior, Magdalen Gates, Kinsale Junior, Alburgh with Denton, Peterhouse Primary and North Wootton Academy.


Destination Democracy. (2013-2016)

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999 Years of History, 2 Actors, 1 Vote.

Everett's boring night in front of the TV turns into an unexpected adventure when time travelling professor Dr. Hugo Hourglass interrupts the election night coverage. A madcap story of power struggles, conspiracy, protest and sacrifice, charting key events in the history of Parliament and British democracy.


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By phone: 01508 558985 or by using the form provided.

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