Human Story Theatre are currently touring around South East England, performing their play Connie’s Colander in public libraries.

Yes, you heard me correctly; they are a theatre company that perform in public libraries.

Connie’s Colander is currently on tour in public libraries

Human Story Theatre focus on new plays with health and social care issues at heart.

Our aim is to be accessible to all: we ‘pop up’ in any designated space with minimal set, giving a shared light shared space experience. We also operate a ‘pay what you can’ policy where possible.

We are passionate that theatre is for all and believe by highlighting health and social care issues within our productions, that it is an exciting way to engage, entertain and educate.

After each performance, there is a  Q&A session with relevant professionals connected to the theme of the play, with the aim of connecting the audiences to their local services.

Their current production is Connie’s Colander:

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

Human Story Theatre are Amy Enticknap & Gaye Poole

I attended one of their previous productions, DRY, which was amazing. I really recommend catching one of their performances if you can!

Remaining tour dates for Connie’s Colander are listed below.


6 July (7pm)
Cowley Library, OX4 2EZ
For tickets phone: 01865 777494
Or email:

9 July (7pm)
Woodcote Library, RG8 0QY
For tickets phone the library on 01491 682323

11 July (1.30pm)
Headington Library, OX3 9HY
For tickets phone the library on 01865 762867

13 July (11.30am)
Chippenham Library, SL1 5RB
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13 July (7pm)
Library at The Curve, SL1 1XY
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16 July (6.30pm)
Henley Library, RG9 2DH
For tickets email:
Or phone: 01993 841492

17 July (10am)
Wymondham Library, Norfolk, NR18 0QB
For tickets phone the library on 01953 603319

17 July (2pm)
Costessey Library, Norfolk, NR5 0RW
For tickets phone the library on 01603 742669

18 July (10.30am)
Newmarket Library, CB8 8EQ
For tickets phone the library on 01638 661216

18 July (3pm)
Bury St Edmunds Library, IP33 1TZ
For tickets phone the library on 01284 732255

19 July (1pm)
Southcote Library, RG30 3BA
No booking necessary just turn up on the door

20 July (7pm)
Faringdon Library, SN7 7HY
For tickets phone the library on 01367 240311

23 July (6pm)
Worthing Library, BN11 1HD
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24 July (7pm)
Chichester Library, PO19 1QJ
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