EDUCTION in the arts


Ginger Boy Productions Limited (GBPL) has taken a very important step in producing mixed ability youth projects. Theatrical productions that are creatively and technically supported by professional theatre and media practitioners that GBPL engages. 

We believe focusing and investing our 25 year experience into community educational programmes for young performers, is an imperative step towards keeping arts alive. With dramatic changes to the national curriculum, our investment in those seeking a future in theatre will ensure will have the opportunity of experiencing the magic of the theatre at the highest professional level that is possible to achieve. More importantly this whole process is absolutely free to the young performers. 

Christmas 2017, GBPL produced and financially supported ‘Scrooge’ at the eclectic 160 seat Shelley Theatre in Dorset, for 12 performances to an audience of over 1400 patrons. 45 young performers of varying ability, alongside adult actors, performed 4 shows each of the musical play that's based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". This production was presented by arrangement with Musical Theatre International (Europe). 

The project was directed by an educational and theatre specialist and former Head of Bournemouth and Poole College, Jo Barrington and overlooked and produced by Broadway and West End performer, Earl Carpenter. 

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy Statement

Ginger Boy Productions Limited (GBPL) is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults participating in GBPL productions through commitment to good practice that protects them from harm, abuse and/or exploitation.

All engaged personnel and staff, including volunteers will work together to encourage the development of our ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of all children, young people and adults.

GBPL’s Child Protection Policy is regularly reviewed and monitored biannually, unless there is legislative changes. Our Policy is based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of children and vulnerable adults is the primary concern.
  • All children and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
  • It is everyone's responsibility to report any concerns about abuse and the responsibility of the Social Work Department and the Police to conduct, where appropriate, a joint investigation.
  • All incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All personal data will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

All engaged personnel and staff, including volunteers receive a copy of our policy and where appropriate training. Engaged personnel with regular contact with children and vulnerable adults participating in GBPL productions are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service).

Safeguarding Officer

Jo Barrngton - Email