Since Time began, men and women have studied the heavens and mapped the universe. Curious men found their way to the Moon. Curious women still struggle to find their place in the world.

“I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.” Marie Curie

STELLA is a play about Time and Space; Curiosity and Passion. More here.




Dolce Via

A Play about Dream Catchers. How do they survive? Meet them on the road: the actors, fire eaters, ventriloquists, musicians, mentalists and magicians...

Be amazed Ladies and Gentlemen as two Vaudevillians enter the Burlesque in the most turbulent show of their lives. 

To read more about Dolce Via click here.

Hanging Hooke

He provoked intense loyalty, controversy, jealousy and hatred. A genius of the 17th century: Architect, Engineer, Chemist, Horologist, Physicist, Astronomer, Painter, even Musician. His recently unearthed manuscript sold for millions. But was 'London's Leonardo' buried by another Da Vinci plot? In hot-blooded times, passions explode. History is on trial. Robert Hooke - your time has come.

To read more about Hanging Hooke click here.

Sam & I

Samuel Pepys? … His Diary! … His World!! … His Women!!!

How do you think his wife felt? What was it like being married to a serial sex addict?

In the lifetime of Elizabeth Pepys – a Royal betrayed his wife and installed his mistress whilst Parliament waged an unpopular war igniting public protests on the streets.

To read more about Sam & I click here.

Take the Space {Theatre Company}
“This tiny company punches way above its weight” The Public Review

We are an artist led company, formed in  2005 and commited to touring original new work of high quality across the whole range of the touring circuit – from the smal studio or church hall to the proscenium arch. Our name reflects our hope that we are flexible enough to play any space, that we are financially accessible to all sectors in the community and above all ..that we entertain and inspire our audiences.

Sam & I was our flagship production in 2005. Originally commissioned for The City Of London's Tercentenary Pepys Festival. An ACE award enabled us to tour. “this gem of a show … storytelling of the highest order” Sam's tour included St Olave's Church, Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre, The Royal Society, Ustinov, Bath Theatre Royal and The Mill @ Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre;

Hanging Hooke followed in 2007, with an ACE award for research and development.“the most wonderful piece of new writing I have seen in years” Our co producers were Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Hooke's numerous tours have included  Eastbourne Theatres, The Rose Kingston, The Royal Society, The Mill @ Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Minerva at Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.

Dolce Via, also with an ACE award for research and development, opened in 2009 at The Mill @ Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud with a tour that included The Unity Theatre in Liverpool, B2 Belgrade Theatre, Oxford Playhouse's BT Studio and Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre - " a wondrous magic trick from start to finish" - Our co producers were again Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

STELLA, a story of women, their men and astronomy opened in the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013. A co production with Greenwich Theatre and The Old Market with funding support from ACE,  STFC and IOP. Our tour included The Rose in Kingston, Greenwich Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre and The Traverse in Edinburgh - "a superbly moving, compact and yes exhilerating play". Our 2015 tour included The Ustinov at Bath Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and The Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre.

We also actively engage in outreach work with school, college and universtiy students: workshops generated by material from our productions or specifically related to the art of performance itself


Next Performance

Following the good news from Arts Council England, Take the Space are now officially in development for White Feather Boxer, our new play about Boxing and Pacifism. So no touring in the Autumn but we do plan to give a performed reading at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on Thursday 29th October Call 01628 788997 for tickets 

On International Women's Day 2012, our writer was asked to write a blog for the Royal Society on Caroline Herschel, one of the characters in Stella. You can read it here.


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