Winchester Main Company
The Main Company consists of approximately 32 performers who have a learning disability.
The company produces two major public shows every year that are usually based on ‘classic’ texts, including Shakespeare plays. Both our summer and winter productions are now staged at Theatre Royal Winchester and are fully supported by professional, and highly experienced, artistic and technical teams.
We strongly believe that creating inclusive theatre is important in building bridges of understanding and respect between different community groups.
Special Assignments Company
The Special Assignment Company was initially created as a response to Blue Apple’s ever-growing waiting list but has now developed into a specialist offshot that produces outdoor theatre and devised shows.
SAC regularly performs Winchester’s Hat Fair and other high profile events.
Blue Apple Core
The Core Company represents Blue Apple in major touring and other high-profile events. Membership is by audition.
Since 2011, the Core Company has undertaken three tours of Living Without Fear (2011-14), a national tour of Hamlet (2012) and two tours of Much Ado About Nothing (2015). A tour of The Tempest is currently being developed for 2019.
The tours have stretched across the length and breadth of England, from Cornwall to the north of England; as well as to Jersey and, recently, a residency in Virginia USA.