Project brought outdoor theatre to town centre

Images from Fen Boy courtesy of Electric Egg/Transported
Images from Fen Boy courtesy of Electric Egg/Transported

Families and shoppers enjoyed a slice of the arts with a pop-up theatre in the centre of Boston.

Community programme Transported organised the event as part of its bid to get more people enjoying and participating in arts activities in the area.

Strangeface Theatre from Tunbridge Wells in Kent was commissioned to put on the show called Fen Boy with a warm-up by the Fabularium Theatre Company.

Combining mask and puppet theatre and live music, performances were held in Boston Market Place, Central Park and Sutterton Field, along with face-painting.

Arts Engagement Officer for Transported Rosie Lesurf-Olner said: “We are trying to make the arts accessible to all - for people who might not normally get the chance to experience theatre.”

The travelling show was provided to audiences free of charge with the backdrop brought in on the back of a FreshLinc trailer.

Transported is overseen by a management group, a sub-committee of Leisure in the Community, with artsNK as its lead organisation. It is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

Image from Fen Boy courtesy of Electric Egg/Transported.