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The Drum

The story of a boy whose heart’s desire is to have a drum and the adventure he goes on to find one.

“Spectacular, fun and life affirming, don’t miss it!”

Audience member

What’s it about?

Guided by Agents of Kindness, a boy meets characters in need and finds ways to share, connect and support others – will his own dream come true?

Exciting, accessible visual, physical theatre with live music and a party for everyone at the end. Watch out for Agents of Kindness in the building before and after the show, bunting making and badge making too. Celebrating love for ourselves, our community and our planet.

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“I’d 100% recommend this to families, children, students…it is really for everybody”

Audience member
of ‘The Drum’

Where can we see it?

We are in talks about bringing The Drum back, and in the meantime the shows Agents of Kindness will be appearing at a few festivals and events this summer, 2024. For more information, join our mailing list or keep an eye on our socials.

If you’d like to book Agents of Kindness to visit your festival or venue, including our Agents of Kindness workshops, please email:

Our Agents have performed at Derby Peace Week, Reimagine SEND schools celebration and at Derby Desté.

The piece was co-created by our Learning Disabled, Autistic and/or Neurodivergent company members, with support from The Edward Gosling Foundation, Derby Feste, Déda, Reimagine, Derby City Council and our wonderful Hubbub community.

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For more information please email [email protected]

Who's on
the team?

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Creative Team

Amy Crofts
Anna Brooks
Bethany Smith
Bharat Singh
Inês Sampaio Figueiredo
Jen Sumner
Jennifer Kay
Jo May

Laura Gotheridge
Laura Ryder
Matthew Schoonerwoerde
Rachel Gilmour-Jones
Robert Buxton
Tom Shelton

Production Team

Alex Camilleri
Bob Rushton
Emily Concannon
Karla Jones
Orla O’Connor
Simon Marshall
Stevie Dunn
Ian Pringle
Julian Butt

Photography: Chris Webb
Film: Luke Galloway
Design: Maria Terry and Nikki Charlesworth
Volunteer Support: Caroline Astell-Burt, Esme Eyre, Chiara Fappiano

With thanks to: Helen Baggett of Gecko Theatre and Chris Yarnell of The Outbound project, as amazing partners in the Research and Development phase of this work. Plus Madeleine Hudson who supported the Research & Development phase and Maria Terry for her initial designs & making.

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Project Funders

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