Stepping Stone Theatre

Core member Bill Rodgers
Core member Kate Hull Rodgers

We are a theatre company based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Our main focus is on mental health and recovery and all our shows reflect this. The company is made up of service users and health care givers. We are a theatre company for the mental health users, carers, health care workers, family and friends. We run workshops and create testimonial plays. We also run workshops for mental health groups. The core members of our company are Bill Rodgers and Kate Hull Rodgers. Kate is bi polar and Bill is her carer. Bill has thirty years’ experience as an actor, writer, director and musician. Kate wrote and acted in her award winning testimonial play CRACKED UP and toured it to 29 countries.

“We have been running for almost five years and have won a couple of awards for services to the community. We believe that not only will our members benefit from the creativity of a theatre group, but the audience will also gain. Testimonial theatre is a powerful way to tell our stories and de-stigmatise mental ill health and promote good mental health and wellbeing.”

“We want the company to be open to more than just users. We want to illuminate the stories of the carers (professional and non-professional) and family and friends. We want to show how mental health effects an entire community. Also we want to try and educate more about mental illness and to promote tolerance and a better understanding to help rid the stigma which often surrounds mental illness.”

What was your experience of Lockdown? Share it with Bill and Kate in their Lockdown Legacy Project.
Want to take part in the Lockdown Legacy project? Get help in writing it down. Meetings are held every Monday at Roses Sports Ground 11-12.30.
Chill out with Bill and Kate on their weekly stroll. Meet up at Roses at 10am on Sundays.

Stepping Stones Singing Social Group. If walking and writing is not for you how about singing? Join this very friendly and informal group for a bit of fun! Singing not compulsory – just come along for the company!

Stop Press! Stepping Stone Event Friday Oct 8th. Celebrate World Mental Health Day.

If you are interested in anything we do or would like to join any of our groups please make contact.

For more information tel 01427 628888 or e-mail [email protected]

Thank you!.