THE LUCKY CHANCE
Since we started, Wise Children have been a nomadic organisation, following our shows as they toured around the world.
But the chaos and upheaval of the last few years made us rethink. We wanted to put down roots and find stability.
Many of the team live in Frome, a beautiful market town in Somerset. In the summer of 2022, Frome’s old Portway Methodist Church went up for sale and… we bought it!
We’ve spent the past year lovingly renovating and restoring the building, in order to transform it into The Lucky Chance, our very own, perfectly specced creation space.
We’ve got big plans for The Lucky Chance. For us (and our community) this is not just a building. The Lucky Chance is a home - and a dream home at that. It is a space to play, to host, to teach and to perform in. Infused with the prayers of generations before us, these walls will now answer our theatre prayers.
We've been working hard renovating the space all year, and are delighted to be throwing open the doors this Christmas with performances of The Little Matchgirl.
Our first visit to TLC
The rear hall on our first visit
The magic blue entrance door.
The rear hall as we started work
Jimmy sanding floors (for days)
Us finding out what was above the false ceiling
Our slightly scary (but dry) loft void
Removing the old floors
New flooring going into our new loos
Repairing the old kitchen window (after we got flooded due to the leaky roof)
Constant work - Lee building our new Kitchen
The Main Hall after we had spent several days and nights working on it
Our lucky Gnome (found by Steve Tanner)
TLC in full use with the company
Marc Antolin in a workshop at TLC