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Fuelling interworld travel with your imagination

When a series of stones mysteriously appear in a primary school, pupils are unaware this is the start of an epic adventure. A travel company from another world is in peril, and urgently needs the children’s help.

Route 158 is our most ambitious primary school project to date. Running over two academic years pupils must guide the travel company to their school then help re-fuel their vehicle. From the outside, this vehicle seems like a dusty old double decker bus, but when the pupils step on board they realise their imaginations are more powerful than they thought possible. 


Part teacher-led adventure, part immersive theatre experience, Route 158 brings excitement, joy and celebration to whole primary  schools across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, using a compelling story to drive creativity in pupils. teachers are given full control to use the experience as a springboard for creative teaching practice across the curriculum, however they choose. 


Route 158 is part of Immersive Learning Journeys, a three year project exploring the impact of long term engagement with immersive learning in primary schools,  supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Learn more about the project

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Creative Team

  • Co-creator, Director and Writer

    Tara Boland

  • Co-creator and Designer

    Kat Heath

  • Co-creator

    Peter Higgin

  • Producer

    Holiday Donaldson

  • Sound Designer

    Dominic Kennedy

  • Head of Technical & Lighting Designer

    Sarah Readman

  • Cast

    Annemarie Anang, Tara Boland, Dan de la Motte

  • Production Manager

    Stuart Heyes

  • Head of Set

    Joe Iredale

  • Head of Scenic

    Lisa Rust

  • IT Consultant

    Jon Cooper

  • Company Stage Manager

    Jo-Ann Briel

  • Technical Stage Manager

    Molly Tackaberry

  • Graphic Designer

    Rory Muldoon

  • Production Electrician

    Eren Celikdemir

  • Costume Supervisor & Set Dresser

    Lily O’Hara

  • Scenic Artist

    Charlotte Gainey

  • Carpenter

    Fin Cullum

  • Sound Technician

    Molly Tackaberry

  • Technician

    Anthony Doran

  • Prop Maker

    Hannah Sharpe

  • Prop Maker (detail)

    Erin Tse

  • Trainee Scenic Assistant

    Tara Cousins

  • Trainee Scenic Assistant

    Bex Hazell

  • Bus Drivers

    Charlie Slynes & William Bradford


Production team pre – 2022

  • Senior Producer

    Alex Rowse
  • Producer

    Ross Bolwell-Williams
  • Production Manager

    Nick Slater
  • Production Manager

    Robert Harm
  • Sound Design & Graphic Design

    Stephen Dobbie
  • Design Assistant

    Rebecca Hallen
  • Carpenter

    Jack Bodimeade
  • Carpenter

    Chris Dent
  • Scenic Art Work Placement

    Joanna Townley, Sophie Haynes
  • Metalwork

    Felix Treacy, Sam Brennan


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