About Face Theatre Company

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About Face Wednesdays

About Face participants

Due to growing demand we have started a new group on Wednesdays, for people who love acting. Using drama, dance, music and art you will learn new skills, grow in confidence and have fun with your friends. Everyone can get involved, no matter what your ability or disability.

Every Wednesday from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Forbury Workshop in Leominster

To find out more and arrange a visit contact Jess at About Face through our Contact Page 

or contact Maggie Percy at ECHO – 01568 620307   


My Apple Dumpling Girl - available for booking

My Apple Dumpling Girl publicity image

My Apple Dumpling Girl is a story inspired by love. In a story of misdirected passion, set on a factory line, when Arlette’s apple-dumpling dreams go pear-shaped, who will pick up the pieces? What is the difference between a crush and true love? What are we prepared to go through to make someone love us? 

A memorable piece of theatre, My Apple Dumpling Girl explores issues of growing up, falling in love and making new relationships in an entertaining, colourful and creative performance. The show combines puppets and a stunning set designed by Purvin with beautiful multimedia shadow work by Nico Sergent and Suzie Owens, featuring original music by Mary Keith.

See About Face Talk for upcoming dates

About Face in a film by The Rural Media Company

About Face film still - Rural Media Company

David Jones from Hereford's Rural Media Company came to our base in Leominster and shot this video about us. In a short time and with great skill he produced this five minute film and we are delighted to be able to present it to you here. Hope you enjoy it.

CLICK HERE or on the image to view the film in HD...

Don't Stare - available for booking


Don’t Stare was originally commissioned for a Hate Crime conference in Worcester and has now been performed across Herefordshire for audiences of people with learning disabilities and carers.  It has also been seen by over 400 year 7 secondary school pupils who have watched performances and participated in workshops.

 “The performance was excellent and got over the message about dealing with hate crime very well.”

“I had never seen a performance like this. It was very impressive.”

Don’t Stare aims to raise awareness of the issues of hate crime and puts over the key message that being different should not mean becoming a victim. The performance has three possible workshops to accompany it: One for learning disabled audiences; one for a professional audiences and one for secondary school pupils. The workshops are led by Company artistic director, Jess Mackenzie who has had 25 years experience in running workshops.

“It has made me realise how people with learning difficulties are treated within the community and how hard their daily lives must be.”

“An excellent & powerful performance… the pupils continued to discuss the performance through their break and lunchtime”

“This has brought bullying to the forefront of the agenda for our young people and encouraged an ethos of compassion and understanding.”

Don't Stare is available for booking and in 2012 will be touring once again to secondary schools and years 5 & 6 in primary schools. If you would like further information or to check availability, please email or call us. Details on the contact page of the website.

The Boy Who Opened Doors - available for booking


Magical and powerful small-scale theatre featuring a beautiful set, puppets and original music.

Influenced by European folk tales, where magical and scary events can occur and choices are not always as straightforward as they seem, an evocative landscape and a simple tale can reveal an emotional journey. The Boy Who Opened Doors is a moving story about a young boy’s journey into adulthood, his ability to stand on his own two feet and make choices to achieve his goals. 

Intimate theatre choreographed to an original soundtrack,The Boy Who Opened Doors gently explores issues about growing up and gaining independence by presenting imaginative and creative theatre.  

Suitable for family audiences 6 years+, festivals, schools, community venues and conferences.

The Red Dress - available for booking

Image from The Red Dress

The Red Dress is a magical story about a young girl growing up. Based in the traditions of fairytale, where things are not always as they seem, beautiful sttings and a simple tale can hide deep emotions. A half hour show, written for the company, performed using beautiful smaller-scale puppets on a stunning portable set, it is an ideal production for schools, conferences, community centres and festivals.

Suitable for family audiences

Enquiries are welcomed by Miranda Schofield or Jess Mackenzie. Details on the Contact Us page.





About Face Theatre Company is part of ECHO for Extra Choices in Herefordshire   Registered charity no. 1096449 - Company no. 4475254