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Premiere of Pete Stays Home: A Documentary by Cherwell Theatre Company

October 20, 2021 - October 21, 2021

21st October 2021 - 6.00pm and 7.30pm

Symposium Evening Video

CTC had a wonderful evening celebrating the work from our young people as part of the Tell Your Story Festival. We would like to thank everyone for their support and interest in our project. If you would like to watch the footage from the event please follow the link here: SYMPOSIUM EVENT


Exclusive Screening Invite

CTC are delighted to announce another event for your calendars to celebrate the exclusive premiere of our ‘Pete Stays Home’ documentary, a project that took place earlier this year.

We would like to invite you to the exclusive cinema screening of our documentary on Thursday 21st October 2021 at Lock29, Castle Quay, Banbury. You can watch the TRAILER here

Tickets are free and should be pre booked online at EVENTBRITE with a choice of 6pm and 7.30pm viewing times. Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please feel free to share this invite with your family, friends and colleagues.

There will be a short Q&A after screening with the actors and creatives behind Pete Stays Home.

A live stream will also be broadcast for real-time viewing at 6.00pm and available playback therefore. The link can be found here: PETE STAYS HOME LIVE STREAM/VIDEO LINK

About the Project

‘Pete Stays Home’ is a 2020 picture book by Oxfordshire Author Karra Macfarlane, which tells the story of a bear who must hibernate through the winter with his mother. Pete cannot leave his cave and misses seeing his friends and grandparents. The story, adapted into an interactive musical by CTC in 2021, enables children and adults to have open and honest conversations about their recent experiences, seen through Pete’s perspective.

The interactive theatre project was devised and produced collaboratively over several weeks with a professional cast and creative team, 22 students aged 16-18 and 33 young people aged 11-25. A filmmaker followed every stage of our journey, documenting the creative and challenging process of developing the show – a story about lockdown, during lockdown and beyond.

In July 2021, the show was finally able to go out on the road with a Covid-safe, outdoor schools tour and a number of outdoor performances at People’s Park. Pete Stays Home will also be touring Cherwell District schools this Autumn and stage performances booked in theatres across the South East and the Midlands including The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury; The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, South Holland Centre in Lincolnshire and South Hill Park in Bracknell. More information on the tour can be found on our WEBSITE


October 20, 2021
October 21, 2021


Lock 29
Castle Quay Waterfront, Castle Street
Banbury, Oxforshire OX16 5UN United Kingdom
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