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Photograph of Maria Crocker in a pink headdress singing in front of a house band of singers and ukelele players
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News

We are having a brilliant time touring Putting the Band Back Together. Next stops are West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, 30-31 March and The Trinity Centre in Bristol on 21 April.

Fancy joining us onstage? Find out how to join our house band.

On 17 March, we held an event, In It Together at Battersea Arts Centre. We shared some amazing stories of our house band. We were joined by brilliant theatre-makers and writers, Maddy Costa, Rachel Briscoe and Conrad Murray. We'll be publishing Maddy's beautiful zine, Stories from the House Band, very soon.

Seen the show and still humming the songs? Buy our CD here.

We were knocked out by this beautiful article about the show by Duska Radosavljevic. Also, find out what happened when Guardian journalist, Alexis Petridis joined our house band at Edinburgh Festival.

In other news, we've been busy with some exciting projects. 50 people joined us onstage for We, The Crowd, with Sage Gateshead, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Newcastle United Foundation. Then, up at Woodhorn Museum, over 3,000 people took part in our Winter Quest, Frost of Forgetfulness. Find out about these, and more past projects, here.

Over the last 2 years, we have been part of very special collaboration, The Mums & Babies Ensemble. We ran events at GIFT Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, London Bubble and Camden People's Theatre. Mums talked about labour, love, time passing and new life beginning. Babies played, cried, slept and fed. Now our babies aren't babies any more, we are passing the ensemble on. Our instruction manual is now onsale here. New mums and babies ensembles are already finding their feet.

Fancy finding out more about what we've been up to? Our 2014/15 Annual Report is online. Read about our adventures here.

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