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Aims and Objectives

Legend Theatre Company aim to produce:

* High quality, entertaining and educational performances for Children (Key Stage 1 & 2)
* Professional equity actors and experienced qualified teachers
* Facilitating forums and workshops with ages 5 to 11
* Storytelling and story-making
* Environmental site specific theatre
* Community theatre with Youth Groups
* Training workshops and courses for teachers, youth and community workers
* Educational drama & theatre research and evaluation
* Teacher notes, resource booklets and advice

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Artistic Director: Bob Clayton


Chloe Lewis - Rebecca Perry - Katherine Haywood Ryan -

Jude Spooner - Peter Martindale - Nick Ofield

Educational Advisers and research:

Monique Clayton - Jane Lloyed Sherlock - Susan Maidmant

Administration: Mandy Dwyer

Bob Clayton - Artistic Director/Actor

Having funded Drama College through youth work and School/arts workshops. He decided to specialise in the field of Mime and Mask. After 3 Years training in Lecoq/Decroux style mime technique and extensive European touring including the Edinburgh Festival and The London International Mime Festival 1990 brought the creation of Legend Theatre.  The first major performance being with The London Symphony Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, performing a mask piece for Stravinskys ‘The Firebird Suite’.  Since then he has worked in Film , TV and Theatre including roles in ‘The Crucible’ ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘Blue Remembered Hills’. Success in Comedy Impro and cabaret has led to regular work as Soul Blues singer with his 10 piece Blues Brother Band ‘The Rawhides’.  Bob is presently writing and producing a comedy sketch show for TV as well as devising new Legend productions.

Peter Martindale
Peter Martindale is an actor, choreographer and workshop leader for Rah Rah Theatre Company. Peter trained in London and Toronto before making his stage debut in London’s West End as the Telegraph Boy in Me and My Girl with Emma Thompson and Robert Lindsey. He then went to the Victoria Palace in Charlie Girl with Cyd Chariss and Paul Nicholas. Peter has been in numerous film and television productions in England, Germany, and Canada. Other credits include: Alice in Wonderland, The Boyfriend, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Seven Brides for seven brothers, Grange Hill, Leprachauns with Whoopi Goldberg, Royal variety shows, a season at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and a voice over for Channel 4.

Jude Spooner

Trained at East 15 Acting School and has been member of Legends Theatre Company for 2 years acting in a number of their shows.

Jude is the co-founder and Managing Director of Rah Rah Theatre Company. Jude trained at East 15 Acting School. As well as directing and co-writing all the Rah Rah Theatre Company shows she has also acted in nine of them. She has been a member of Legends Theatre Company, (a Children’s Theatre Company), for six years and performs with them regularly.

Rebecca Perry

Trained for three years at Alra in London, Rebecca was brought up in Norfolk where she was first inspired to perform as a young girl singing and dancing to whoever would listen, including her mothers most attentive hens and young Siamese cats!! She has long since left singing to her pets in Norfolk and gone on to explore the world of TV, film and theatre in South East Asia where she lived for three years exploring her craft and gaining recognition.Since settling back in England she has enjoyed all aspects of performance in particular classical roles in theatre that include Shakespeare, Chekhov and adaptations of Jane Austen.She greatly values and enjoys the work of the Legend Theatre Company which she has been involved with since 1998 and says ‘‘there is nothing more rewarding than to see the faces of the children light up when these amazing characters from history come to life in front of their very eyes!’’  
Nick Ofield

A recent graduate of Rose Bruford College with a 2.1 BA (Hons) degree in European Theatre Arts. Since graduating I have been working for ‘Chaplins’ performing as ‘Buttons’ in a children’s Theatre in Education pantomime tour around London.

I went on a five month placement to Madrid to further my knowledge of physical theatre in Europe. During my time in Madrid I had the opportunity to study Lecoq under the guidance on Anna Vazquez de Castro a former student of Lecoq. I also studied Commedia del arte, corporal mime, acrobatics & Buffones amongst other things.

Chloe Lewis


Observed and assisted rehearsals with Lisbon based theatre company Companhia do Chapitô.

Workshops with John Mowat (Artistic Director of Oddbodies)

Dance and Text Workshop with Choreographer Paul Harris.

Kathryn Haywood Ryan

.I was born and raised in Hong Kong where I gained a lot of experience on stage, in film and television and doing voice overs. Theatre roles include; Rosalind in As You Like It, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, Amanda in Private Lives and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.
Since moving to London in May 2008 I have been able to continue my voice over work and have just finished a run of The Wizard of Oz where I played Glinda.

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Reviews and Quotes

“The children gained a tremendous amount of information and facts to help them with their understanding of the topic of ancient Greece.”

“We would definitely recommend you.”

“Fantastic! total control of the children. It gave teachers a tremendous number of starting points for all areas of the curriculum."Roxbourne Middle School, Harrow.

J E Victoria JS

“Seeing it in a three dimensional way really makes the learning come alive.”


“I think the children learnt more in that hour than they had in history sessions throughout the term. Thank you for an excellent performance.”


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As Legend Theatre is now in its twenty first year, we can guarantee the success of our tried and tested shows. Many thousands of children have been captivated, entertained and educated over the years and repeated bookings are a sure sign of doing it right !

With the success of previous shows and the need to expand into other cirriculum areas Legend has decided to devise a new performance for 2011. In collaboration with Illustrator Gary Northfields and his comic strip creation for the Beano 'Derek the Sheep', Legend Theatre have begun rehearsals for a summer release of an exciting fun packed show aimed at Key stage 1 and 2. More details soon along with expansion into arts venues, community theatres and festivals.

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