Equal People Performing Arts - registered charity 1116649
Equal People Performing Arts is a fully inclusive performing arts studio centre serving South East Essex. It has created a safe and dignified space where disabled and non-disabled children and adults can work together in all aspects of the performing arts.
Lee Mead is the patron of this charity and when we visited the project and met with its founder, Penni Bubb, we could understand why this particular one means so much to him.
For more information about Equal People Performing Arts, please visit their website:
Mushroom Theatre Company is the sponsor/fundraiser for Equal People Performing Arts Charity.
2020 May 24 - Mushroom Theatre Company Update
It’s been a while since we did an update on what is happening at MTC and a lot has happened in 2020.
EPPA was lucky enough to receive money from West End star Ian McKellen’s Christmas show at the Harold Pinter Theatre which enabled them to start work on Studio 3. This entailed building a new
corridor and removing the existing wall between Studio 2 and the new Studio 3. The new wall can be opened up when needed to provide a larger space.
[Photos by Mushroom Theatre Company]
Not long after the work had got up and running the Covid-19 pandemic halted work and classes were
either online or cancelled. However, through this extremely testing time, MTC has managed to keep
some classes going online. This is testament to the dedication and ingenuity of Penni and her staff.
Pupils, volunteers and staff have learnt new skills and made the very best of these trying times.
Of course things are not the same but that is the situation for all charities and businesses at the
moment. None of the usual fundraising events have been able to happen.
Therefore, EPPA and MTC need our help now more than ever.
If you are able to give just a few pounds (or dollars, as the case may be) it would mean a lot to them.
Wishing you all a very happy year ahead.
2019 Nov 24 - Mushroom Theatre Company Update
Throughout the year Trustees have been discussing options for ‘Studio 3‘, and developing plans for future development, but not expecting the work to be done for a few years yet.
This week we signed off on plans for the conversion, and the builders start work on 6 January!
Currently a cold, dark and rather unloved storage space – as you can see from the photo – Studio 3 will be a similar size and standard as Studio 1.
We hope to eventually further develop this space, but those plans are still under wraps and subject to approval.
A corridor will be created to the side of the Studio, which will later provide internal access to the rear building.
Savour the moment... this is hopefully the last time you will see Studio 3 looking like this!
2019 Apr 8 - "Can You Feel It?" asks the cast of
Mushroom Theatre Company
Joan was very busy the weekend of the latest MTC show rattling donation tins for EPPA at one of Lee’s concerts so I’ve been asked to step into the breach to pen you a website show review!
Firstly, introductions! I’m Elaine and a parent of a daughter that has been dancing since the month of her 3rd birthday. She joined MTC when she was 4 years old and I’m now proud to say that she is a teenager and senior dancer with the Company. During that time she has performed in every single show, and I’ve had the privilege of watching them as well as all the other events that MTC and EPPA participate in.
(Click link to read on . . . )
Check out Mushroom Theatre Company's Facebook page for more photos!