Collar & Cuffs Co
Sensory musical theatre company specialising in work for early years and SEND about mental health and emotional development
Established in 2016, Collar & Cuffs Co is a tiny sensory musical theatre company based in Bedfordshire. The company tours across the UK visiting schools, nurseries, festivals, libraries, historic properties, parks and beyond with a range of productions exploring big feelings.
Winners of Best Family Show at Buxton Fringe Festival 2018 for 'Little Meerkat's Big Panic' (based on the book by Jane Evans); and winners of Best Children's and Families Show at the International Youth Arts Festival 2019 for 'Crabby'.
All productions are signed, relaxed and inclusive to enable children and young people with a wide range of needs to be able to share sensory experiences together. The company's practitioners are specialists in early development, mental health, and inclusive practice, which ensures productions have a sound theoretical and practical underpinning that models play and support strategies for all. Sets, props and costumes are built from low cost/no cost materials to showcase affordable and powerful sensory play for regulation. Training is also available to accompany productions and to help embed children's learning.
The company designs sensory tours for cultural venues, including theatres and art galleries, and is an Associate Artist of MK Gallery.