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About 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. 

A font view of The Lucky Chance - a small former Methodist Church
Interior of The Methodist Church Hall.

Our first visit to TLC

Interior of the rear hall

The rear hall on our first visit

Rear Hall Door

The magic blue entrance door.

Rear Hall under construction

The rear hall as we started work

Sanding Floors

Jimmy sanding floors (for days)

Sanding Belts

Endless sanding...

Rear Hall Construction

Us finding out what was above the false ceiling

A Loft void

Our slightly scary (but dry) loft void

Removing the old floors

Removing the old floors

New flooring going into our new loos

New flooring going into our new loos

Repairing the old kitchen window (after we got flooded due to the leaky roof)

Repairing the old kitchen window (after we got flooded due to the leaky roof)

Repairing the old kitchen window (after we got flooded due to the leaky roof)

Constant work - Lee building our new Kitchen

Main Hall

The Main Hall after we had spent several days and nights working on it

Gnome

Our lucky Gnome (found by Steve Tanner)

Rehearsals

TLC in full use with the company

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New Window decals - from Glass Tech in Brighton

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New Bar Glasshanger being installed.

Bar Under Construction

New speed bar being installed

Marc Antolin in a workshop at TLC

Marc Antolin in a workshop at TLC

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