About TouchPoint Productions
TouchPoint's vision is to create and perform quality, original, relevant and redemptive productions, impacting society and culture by the powerful media of theatre, physical theatre and narrative film.
Serving the community and our audiences
We work in partnership with existing community arts and other projects, collaborating with professionals and artists-in-training on a project by project basis. Intrinsic to our work is to engage and train up promising new talent from the age of 16 and upwards. All performing associates must do some training with our training company CORE Theatre Arts Lab in order to perform in our productions, in order that they understand our approach and philosophy.
TouchPoint productions are all original pieces of theatre, physical theatre and film, written by Mary Scott, and they cover a broad subject matter, designed to deeply touch and challenge our audiences.
Some of the pieces available are described below,
please click on the picture for a synopsis and information:
"Juicy words provide food for the soul". Dan and his new wife, Stacy, are holding a birthday dinner party for his older sister, Fran. As they wait for the arrival of other guests, they enjoy the canapés and light-hearted banter.However, something is lurking beneath. As they savour food, imbibe drink and relish speculation and hearsay - the friends unravel a web of closely guarded secrets and lies - with shocking consequences. (approx 60 mins, cast of 4)
Grace Simpson, former prostitute and convicted of trafficking, turned Queen’s evidence against her pimp and was given early release from prison. Years later, now in her late 40s, she meets a stranger in a park – and is confronted once again with her past. A story of love, betrayal and hope (28 mins)
Over fifteen years after losing contact, two successful actresses re-connect at a prestigious awards ceremony. But underneath the glitz and cocktails a bitter agenda lurks, with loaded ammunition of jealousy, blame, resentment and pain. A conflict about the impact of privilege and responsibility of choice. (Length approx 15 mins, cast 2 women)
There's a big party going on and Justine, newly returned from a year in the big city, is the queen of the moment. But older sister, Marie, won't join in the celebrations. A chance meeting in the corridor gives rise to the pain of mistakes made on one side, and bitter resentment on the other. Why does one have hope, while the other only hatred? (length 15 mins, cast 2 women)
Margaret, an immigration officer for many years, is tired and disillusioned with the whole unjust, bureaucratic process. Today one of her clients is Petra, a vulnerable young woman, with a dark past and a deep fear of deportment to her impoverished home country. But will Petra's hope in love and justice move the woman on whom her future depends? (Length approx 35 mins, cast 2 women)
Dream of Being Special Based on a poem by Adrian Plass, this movement/monologue duet explores the disappointment and brokenness of lost or unrealised dreams, offering a hopeful resolution. (approx 10 mins)
Grace Simpson, former prostitute and convicted of trafficking, turned Queen’s evidence against her pimp and was given early release from prison. Years later, now in her late 40s, she meets a stranger in a park – and is confronted once again with her past. A story of love, betrayal and hope (approx 120 mins)
Rookie media researcher Jenny Wilson is sent on an unappealing assignment - to the ‘Living Room’ - a rather predictable looking therapy and healing centre. Jenny, cynical from the outset, becomes drawn into the ’feel-good’ atmosphere of this simple community run by Maddie, a social worker by day and ’guru’ by night, and her young assistant Sarah. But things are not as they seem . Are people living the dream or a living nightmare? A piece about contemporary values and their consequences.
Feedback and Reviews
We value our audiences' opinions and feedback on our productions. Some are written here.
A poignant, realistic and deeply captivating interpretation of the realities that I have witnessed in my own life.
A powerful, moving and stirring piece of theatre...”
“...the directing and acting met a veritable challenge head on to portray sexual slavery without making non-committal allusions, whilst on the other hand avoiding slipping into explicit voyeurism – wonderfully resolved!”
A great performance.
Very, very good, thanks!
The whole performance was unforgettable!
I‘m totally moved, enthused, overcome and in spite of all that - still full of hope!
What was really good was the loosening up of the dramatic composition by way of mime and physical theatre.
All in all a great success and a strong statement.
You showed very clearly and profoundly the effect of sexual abuse and the repercussions of sexual slavery. You really succeeded in making it realistic and painful without appearing to be excessive and over done.
You placed value on professionalism, valued the wonderful combination of light and sound, valued the importance of costume which never appeared cliché or overdone.
You were able to draw out the actors‘ abilities to portray excellent theatre.
You were able to portray so much in dance and mime but without being harsh or causing shame .