Company update 2017

2017 has been a busy year for Selah. Our primary project has been piloting our new Educational Show, It’s Your Move. This is a show for year 6 and 7 students about the transition between primary and secondary school. We have been working in partnership with Scripture Union, who created the book, It’s Your Move, of which they give out thousands to school children every year. The play is based around the primary issues in the book. It is interactive and accessible, and is followed by a 45 minute workshop to unpack the themes. We toured in May and June to various schools in and around the London area, and after receiving some very positive feedback, we’re delighted to announce that the show will be touring again in the summer of 2018.

We also re-visited Spring Harvest in April with some new material. This was a lot of fun, as always, and great to see some of our favourite old friends.

There are big plans in the pipeline for 2018, but a lot of work to do before then, so for now, we will be gathering around computer screens at every opportunity to make it happen!

It’s Your Move

‘It’s Your Move’ is a play about the transition that 11 year old’s face when they move from Primary School to Secondary School. Based around the book by Scripture Union, the play addresses the primary issues of decision making, peer pressure and being yourself , as well as some of the secondary matters such as homework, new clubs, teachers, uniforms, rules etc… The play aims to encourage students to start their new schools with confidence and excitement whilst raising awareness of some of the trials that they might face.

The show lasts approximately 45 – 50 minutes and is followed by an optional 45 minute workshop which unpacks the main themes through games and discussion.

If you would like more information or to book the show for your school, please email us at:

“The actors were vibrant and engaging, and the kids obviously enjoyed the drama. It was a non confrontational way to explore issues like self esteem, peer pressure and relationships.”  Beth Lunn, Schools Worker, Learn4Life

“The best session I’ve seen about ‘Moving On’ so far”  Head of KS2, St Ethelberts, Slough

“It showed us that praise and the want to prove yourself can be strong motives to do things that are not the right choices.” Yr 6 Child, Marish Primary School

The Company

Selah Theatre Company is made up of a core team of artists who work collaboratively to create new writing and devised theatre. Our core team lead all of our projects and productions both creatively and strategically, with each member specialising in different areas of our work.

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Sandy Murray


Sandy has a great interest in movement in acting, using it as a basis of character. He is a founding member of Selah Theatre Company, and he co-wrote Don't We Need No Education and Logged Out, as well as being in the original cast of both. He recently directed The Thomas Clifford Show


Recent Work: Downton Abbey (ITV), Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward Theatre)

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Anna Newcome


Anna is a founding member of Selah Theatre Company. She loves the creative process of making theatre and has toured nationally and internationally with various companies. Anna performed with Selah in their debut show; Don’t We Need No Education, and subsequently toured with them in, The Garden, Logged Out, and Phillipa Turns 30. She was also part of the devising/original cast of The Thomas Clifford Show.

Recent Work: Survival of the Fittest (Lippy Theatre Company),The God Particle, (by James Cary), The Picture of Dorian Gray, (Doppelganger productions)

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