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Launch of Rapture Mini Bites

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to postpone the two plays that made up the Rapture Bites 2020 Touring Lunchtime Theatre Season.

The plays were due to tour to areas, both urban and rural, which have low provision of theatre, and to communities that are isolated. The Rapture team have discussed the best ways in which we can reach out, keep connected and entertain our audience.

So today (March 27th), on World Theatre Day, we launch Rapture Mini Bites, a series of online, bite-sized performances. Every Friday we will present a reading, speech, poem, song or perhaps even a dance routine—all online!

The series will be curated by Rapture’s co-artistic director, Michael Emans. 

We can reveal that Rapture Mini Bites will be performed by stars of previous Rapture shows, however the identity of each performer will be kept under wraps until the day of posting. Every actor will perform “remotely” from their own personal space of isolation. A new Rapture Mini Bite will be available every Friday across all our social media channels, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and keep coming back here for updates.

Many of the theatres we tour to will also be sharing our Rapture Mini Bites posts, and we would ask that you also share our posts with your friends: let’s reach out to as many people as possible and bring them together online!

To watch our first 'Mini-Bite' click here

 

Announcement

 

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After careful consideration and in light of the most recent guidelines issued by the UK and Scottish Governments, it is with enormous regret that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Rapture Bites 2020 Lunchtime Theatre Season.
We feel that this is the right course of action and is in the best interests of our audiences and staff.
Rapture has never either postponed or cancelled a tour before, but we find ourselves in challenging times and the decision to postpone Rapture Bites reflects this. 
Rapture will be back in the autumn with an evening show tour (watch this space!!) and Rapture Bites Lunchtime Theatre will return in 2021.
We might be down at Rapture Theatre, but we are never out!
In the next few weeks, before we start touring again, we will reach out to our audiences with the launch of Rapture Mini-Bites: a series of on-line videos, posts and activities. So, although we are not asking you to make a financial donation, we hope you will ‘donate your time’ to engage with Rapture and create a conversation about all things theatre! Do keep reading our emails and, if you don’t already, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Finally, take care, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at a theatre soon!

 

Michael, Lyn, Christina, Avril, Teddy, Ben and all of the Rapture team.

 

The Boys

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