Greene & Co. are proud to announce the beginning of a brand new partnership with Moors Bar in Crouch End. Moors Bar on Park Road has been open since October 2008, and had always played host to a theatrically themed range of nights. But from Moulin Rouge and Caribbean Nights parties they have gone one step further and transformed themselves into a Fringe Theatre. Andy James is at the helm of this bold addition to a burgeoning cultural scene. Before there was no regular fringe theatre space in Crouch End and considering the number of creative people in the area, it was well over due.
But what drove Andy to put his heart and soul (not to mention business prospects) behind the idea? â€˜I have been personally involved in Theatre for over 20 years as an actor and as a producer for the last 3 years. I love theatre, the fact that it can take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions; laughing one moment crying the next. It can also be educational, informative and thought-provoking. We wanted to create a place where good new writing could have a chance to come to life. This I believe we have created, with the first five shows at Moors. We also felt there was a need for a place where small visiting companies could come and put on their work and not feel like they are being ripped off.â€™
Talking to Andy, and his in-house writer, Seth Jones, you really get a feel of the goodwill behind every project. The plays themselves explore difficult subjects such a mental health, their ethos is bring the community art, while ensuring fair work for actors. I think, underlying this, is a desire to bring themselves and others a really fun night.
â€˜Moors Theatre is an intimate space where you can really get drawn into a performance. We will put on shows that can go on to be developed and taken out on tour or transferred to bigger venues. We have already developed a good working relationship with the Park Theatre which opens in Finsbury Park next year and also in the early stages of form a relationship with Jacksonâ€™s Lane Theatre and The Gatehouse in Highgate. However, the most important thing is to get local Crouch Enders coming in and enjoying the shows.â€™
When considering sponsorship, you always want to be able to make a difference, and you also want the project to agree with your companyâ€™s ethos. So something as full of raw talent and potential as well as goodwill as The Moors Theatre was an irresistible opportunity for Greene & Co.