In 2012 Laura Harris stumbled upon a group of local young actors who were helping make a student film at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port. Realising their potential she took them under her wing and was part of the driving force that saw a youth program at the museum come to life, enabling you people in the area to work on productions and work with organisations such as the RSC, MIKRON and MATE Productions.
The same year the group embarked on a Halloween project bringing the site to life with over 100 actors from local theatre groups telling a chilling story based on the ghost stories of the site.
The Boaty Theatre Company was born on the back of this and from young people that occasionally did a bit of drama, our group evolved into a group of young people that showed themselves to be talented actors and our first full length production, directed by Laura was William Shakespeare's: The Tempest. The Boaty Theatre Company worked hard to develop skills and original plays and reworked classics, but alas, as is the fate of may many small groups, the funding ran out before the enthusiasm of the group.
And so this is where Chalice Media's Story begins....
Chalice came to be to keep the hopes of these young people alive, develop theirs skills and to continue doing the work we have done to build a cultural awareness in Ellesmere Port. We still have some of the original group with us, some have moved on to further their careers, but they all come home to see us now and again! You may even catch one of them in a performance from time to time.
In the last year, Chalice Media has produced
Shakespeare's: 'Much Ado about Nothing', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Macbeth'
Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer's 'The Regina Monologues'.
Peter Whelan's 'The Accrington Pals'.
We offer affordable lessons covering the basics of creative writing and acting. With the potential for representation in both fields to further your career.
We have made new friends, teaming up with The Well-being High Street initiative, ALRA, Storm Theatre and Too Write Productions and performed in new places such as Montague Cafe in Ellesmere Port and the Forum Studio Theatre in Chester.
We worked alongside Purple Tie Promotions at Liverpool Pride 2015
We have seen one of our number graduate from LIPA another from The City of Liverpool College and seen others off to Stafford University and ALRA.
Chalice Media Limited were nominated in several categories at
The Cheshire Voluntary Art Awards 2015
and our very own Laura J Harris WON Dee 106.3's
Local Hero of The Year - Teacher/Mentor 2015
We continue with our relationship with the National Waterways Museum and we have some exciting plans for the coming year, please subscribe to our mailing list, Facebook or Twitter for all the latest information and news releases.
In a nutshell that's us.... Please take a look around and get in touch if there is anything we can do for you!
We at Chalice Media believe that everybody has the potential to be who and what they want to be.
We strive to help individuals, regardless of experience, to build self-confidence, self-worth and reach their fullest potential.
We would love to help you realise your potential and achieve your creative goals & dreams.
Chalice Media Limited:
Champion's of Local Talent
Please feel free to visit our Productions Gallery for Photos of our previous productions.