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Testimonials

” ‘Les Miserables’ at the Gulbenkian … was, without equivocation, spectacular … a genuinely moving experience. To discover after the performance
that the cast had no previous experience, that some were initially reluctant to participate for fear of ridicule or worse from their fellow pupils, and some with low self esteem astonished to even be asked, made the occasion even more memorable. It was truly humbling.”

Brenda Blethyn

“Josephine is a heroine. She has done amazing things with underprivileged and challenged teenagers, giving them new hopes and dreams. She goes into schools and takes kids with no hopes and transforms their lives by directing them in musicals and plays. She gives them a place to go, a community to become involved with, a sense of self-respect and she discovers great talent.”

Catherine Schreiber – Producer

Josephine Buchan Production

I have been involved in theatrical production for over ten years on both sides of the Atlantic.

Current Project:
Don’t Ask

by Josh Hinds, Herne Bay High July ’15

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In my capacity as Creative Adviser to a school in East Kent, I was asked to create a project that would illustrate to boys that Drama was a subject worth taking, and that performance was something to be explored in order to improve confidence, communication and, ultimately, status.

 I commissioned an up and coming young playwright by the name of Josh Hinds to create a new piece of Drama for a cast of ten teenage boys.  I asked him to set it in an all-male environment (he chose an Infantry training camp), and for the piece to include conflict, both physical and verbal, an event with a resolution, and for the piece to be approximately 1hr 15mins in length.  The result was Don’t Ask, a sharp, focused, witty and moving piece of drama which has totally engaged the young men who have been cast, nine of whom have never acted before.  Watching them grow in confidence and ability during the rehearsal process has been exhilarating and humbling, and although few, if any, are likely to continue in the acting profession on leaving school, the skills they are learning; focus, teamwork, precision, understanding, improvisation and listening will ensure a greater chance of succeeding with whatever they choose to do in life.

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Kent Cultural Celebration

The Kent Cultural Celebration Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells September ’14. I am Artistic Director for this biennial event which seeks out and showcases the most talented young people in the county.

Scottsboro

The Scottsboro Boys

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In addition to my passion for first class commercial theatre, I also seek to develop the skills of young people, many of whom are struggling in the education system, within the framework of performing arts.