About Us
Shifting Sands Theatre was founded in 1998 to create comic, moving, physical theatre using clowning, text, animation and play combined with strong visual design.
The result is stimulating and accessible theatre re-interpreting classical texts and devising new work which is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Artistic Director Gerry Flanagan is one of England 's most sought after Clown practitioners and Shifting Sands has grown out of his work.
The company tour to small scale venues nationally, perform mad-cap street theatre and offer education workshops and residencies tailored to specific needs. We encourage the development of new talent via teaching and performance projects for aspiring performers of all ages.
Since our formation in 1998 we have created 9 major shows comprising 1 regional tour and 8 national tours, performed in more than 250 venues to thousands of people aged from 8 months to 80. We have followed the sunshine (and been rained on) at countless street events and worked with people of all ages and abilities to enable them to experience the sense of play that is core to our work.