About the Company

Intext Performance                        
23 Orchard Close, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1LP
0771 8048904             chrisconnaughton@hotmail.com                                                                        
Watch Shonette Bason's YouTube video featuring Chris Connaughton in 'Early Literacy Now' Conference at Old Trafford here.
'The best stories ever!' - Ringwood Junior School
'A must have.' - George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
'Enchanting' - Sunninghill School, Dorchester 
'Intext Performance provides a range and quality of work for schools
that no other theatre company delivers.' - Head Teacher, Lumley Junior School
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Intext Performance's director and main performer is Chris Connaughton, an actor with twenty eight years of experience in all forms of theatre, television and radio. He now writes and produces work for young audiences as well as being the author of the 'Beltheron' series of fantasy novels for 9 year olds and upwards. The Beltheron books are available to buy  here.


This year Intext Performance is delighted to celebrate 17 years of high quality professional theatre and storytelling in schools. Since 1997 the company has produced 18 different story sessions mixing traditional tales and original writing, and 6 new plays based on classic texts. Many of these have been accompanied by literacy workshops. These link a number of curriculum areas. This year there is an added focus on raising boys' achievement in literacy, speaking and listening.

Intext Performance has made over 2,600 school visits to a total audience of more than 220,000 children, teachers and parents.
In addition to touring nationally in the UK, Intext has performed at a number of international venues in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, Japan, China, Romania and South Korea.


Intext Performance has full Public Liability Insurance and enhanced DBS certification.
Intext Performance and Chris Connaughton's work appear in a book by Gareth Armstrong, 'So You Want To Do A Solo Show?' Gareth is an actor, director and writer, most famous for regular appearances on 'The Archers'. You can link to Gareth's site to find out more.       
 Chris Connaughton's novels are now available on Kindle'.
Intext Performance is also included on the Workshops in Schools website. They have many more school visits which might interest you.