Putting faith at the 4front
4Front is a charity that aims to produce shows and performances that are entertaining and thought-provoking for people of all ages. Yet ultimately we exist to create theatre that puts faith at the 4Front.
Each year 4Front Theatre seeks to develop excellent theatrical productions for the general public to enjoy. Previous productions include our adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, entitled ’Nothing to Hyde;’ we are currently touring our feature length stage show about the inspiring true story of Elisabeth Elliot and the Operation Auca missionaries: ‘Reckless Abandon.’
4Front tour professional theatre venues, and also lead the weekly Youth Theatre programme at Malvern Theatres.
4Front Theatre aims to use performance to serve the local church; providing full length shows, sketches and workshops suitable for a variety of age groups. One of our focal church projects is our annual Easter show. These are of an evangelistic nature and are offered to churches for free as an outreach tool (on a donations basis). Presenting the gospel in an engaging and thought-provoking way.
Our light-hearted evening entertainment show ‘So On & So 4th’ is perfect for residentials, conferences or outreach programmes. Due to its versatile ‘sketch show’ nature, it can be completely tailored to fit specific events. Bespoke sketches and workshops are available upon request.
4Front Theatre have combined experience working in primary and secondary schools for a number of years as theatre practitioners; workshop leaders; teaching assistants and singing teachers. Our current primary schools projects include our annual Christmas show, as well as Operation Bible. In addition to this, we are seeking to develop further primary school shows that can be utilised to engage with the RE syllabus in an innovative and interactive way.
We are currently developing our secondary schools work, looking to tour a schools version of ‘Nothing to Hyde,’ as well as issue-based sketch shows and workshops.
Originally a Lancashire lad, Rob has always had a passion and flair for performance. After years of am dram and work with a couple of theatre companies, Rob enrolled at Regents Theological College as the part of the founding year of its Performing Arts and Theology course.
It was at Regents that Rob found his love of musicals, even writing and staging a feature length original one while he was there. Rob writes the music and lyrics for 4Front’s shows.
After graduating from Regents, Rob joined Riding Lights Theatre Company and toured around the UK as part of their Roughshod community theatre team, working in schools, churches, prisons and other community venues up and down the UK, seeing the ways in which theatre affects people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Rob holds a masters in theology, and in his spare time likes to hone his various hobbies, including music, magic and circus skills (including fire spinning/breathing.)
Natalie graduated with a First Class degree in Applied Theology and Performing Arts BA (Hons).
Having grown up in Yorkshire, Natalie has performed since the age of 8, being part of 'Stage 84, The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts'.
Since then, Natalie has performed in various theatre productions, primarily musicals, and has worked with a variety of theatre companies, as well as working as a background artist on numerous television shows for ITV and BBC. She has also written and recorded her own songs, which have been played on the radio internationally.
Alongside performing, Nat runs the administrative side of 4Front and is responsible for making everything actually happen. Natalie has a passion for sharing theatre with a message, and sharing entertaining and thought provoking theatre.