Launch of new show

We’re finally talking honestly about coersive control being an integral part of domestic abuse. But how many people consider this is an issue for our TEENAGERS as well?
(56% of YP said they have experienced controlling behaviours from a partner.)
We’d love you to join TIC Box Productions at a special Essex launch evening where you will see our new play THE BRUISE YOU CAN’T SEE, hear from experts in the field of domestic abuse and join us to pledge to END DOMESTIC ABUSE.
Thursday 28th September | Saffron Hall | 7.30pm
(31% of young people saying they find it difficult to define the line between a caring action and a controlling one.)

Please vote for us!

TIC Box Productions have been NOMINATED for a NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD which if we WIN would enable us to work with EVEN MORE YOUNG PEOPLE, tackling prejudice & discrimination.

  • The TIC in TIC Box stands for Theatre Inspiring Change.
  • We’re formed out of a desire to address inequality in society.
  • The message of our performances is simple: diversity is something to cherish, encourage and celebrate.


New show on domestic abuse is ready!

Our new show which explores controlling relationships in teenagers and the early warning signs of domestic abuse THE BRUISE YOU CAN’T SEE has now been written.

With support from Community Safety Partnership, we’ve created a piece that explores and highlights the early warning signs of unhealthy behaviour.

Whilst w=there are 2 women a week who are murdered by a partner or ex partner in England every WEEK and whilst 1 in3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, this work is vital.

Available for schools, community groups, colleges, universities and watch this space for our public show.

Casting for male actor.

Male TIE actor with experience performing poetry/spoken word as well as forum/interactive theatre experience.

For school’s tour of CONSENT.

Playing age 15-20 years old.

Driving desirable but not necessary.

Individual engagements rather than long tour.

Great TIE company with a huge heart and an aim to change the world!

Please send CV, headshot and cover letter outlining relevant experience. Applications with no cover letter or just a link will not be considered.

Please email application to our Artistic Director Sarah Ellis

New show CONSENT begins its tour.

There has been so much media about the issue of consent we have been increasingly worried that our young people are receiving mixed messages through the media, the news and our politicians. In addition, there seems to be an attitude that consent is about a simple no or yes but of course it’s way more complicated than that.

Our new play CONSENT explores this complicated issue through interactive theatre, using our own unique blend of forum and theatre in education. 

Targeted to Year 10 upwards, we explore healthy relationships, peer pressure, coercion, society’s expectations, alcohol, the right say no post previously saying yes, drugs, self-esteem, changing your mind, communication and how to ‘read’ each other including body language and vocal language. 

BOY Brighton Fringe

Great feedback. “This piece needs to be discovered and found by someone to be broadcast on a national level! It is the MOST hard hitting, educational and real pieces of devised theatre I have ever seen.”

We now have a new show ready to tour to adult spaces. Very exciting.

The ‘adult’ version of BOY show has premiered at The Brighton Fringe.

Thank you for all your fantastic votes.

The votes have now closed for the National Diversity Awards.

HyperFusion has been voted as Community Organisation for our work on LGBT+ bullying and prejudice.

Thank you SO much to all of you of the amazing comments you sent in with your votes. We are so appreciative of all you champions.

It’s fingers crossed time now to see if we are shortlisted …. watch this space.

Actors Company for young people

New Actors Company launching in September 2018 for  young people, serious about focusing on acting,

Delivering excellence in training and performance.

Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. 

Open to young people from 11 years upwards, the new company will complement our existing musical theatre Academy, focusing purely on acting. Offering excellence in training and performance with strong links to the professional side of HyperFusion Theatre Company. Improvisation, character development, physical theatre, audition technique and script work from page to stage producing plays relevant to young people with regular performance opportunities to share our work.

Actors Company is directed by HyperFusion’s Artistic Director and founder Sarah Ellis.

Sarah (BAPGCE) has been directing and performing award winning professional theatre for over 30 years as well as teaching tens of thousands of young people. Her CV boasts 34 plays in theatres & non theatre spaces and 22 musicals including the 1st ever English performance of Parade. She’s really excited to be developing young actors ready for drama school and a career in theatre beyond.

What they say about us.

” TIE at its best.”

“The work this little company do in the community is huge and carried out with grace, tact and a big heart. I’ve witnessed barriers being cracked and true discussion arising from their work. “

When I look back to my school days with all the jokes and hate towards gay people, I just wish there had been productions like BOY so that we could have stopped it then. HYPERFUSION ARE REALLY CHANGING THE WORLD”

“Such a fantastic company. They change young people’s lives and help them realise its ok to be themselves. I have seen them empower so many young people and it is inspiring to watch. “

“This essential work is done in schools to young people who often suffer at the hands of ignorance and prejudice.”

“A really informative and entertaining platform and theatre company particularly for young people “

“The fantastic work HyperFusion have done, particularly in regards to young people, in raising awareness of issues faced today by those in the LGBT community.”

“HyperFusion changes lives every day. Through non-judgemental interactive work, young people are encouraged to challenge stereotypes and negative attitudes, making decisions to impact on the story line.

As a teacher who has worked with HyperFusion in school it is amazing to hear even the quietest pupil make a suggestion to fix a wrong doing, or see the “toughest lad” fight the corner of someone who needs advice. Well done to Sarah and all your team.

The world is a better place with your work, and our future generations will be more understanding of others.”

” I felt empowered watching it and how much it had to offer children of all ages in why attaching labels to others is harmful and has far reaching consequences.”

Engaging, thought provoking and inclusive. The subjects they tackle are some of the most difficult for young people to cope with or to talk about, but somehow they manage to break down those barriers and encourage discussion.”

“This organisation uses a fantastic way to reach a diverse audience and encourage participation from everyone – regardless of how well-informed they may have previously felt about a subject or how confident they are in putting forward their views.”

“HyperFusion pushes the boundaries of theatre in education. Their work explores the challenging subjects that need to be discussed but are often a taboo.

“Given our local school has 3000 pupils and is in a Conservative, largely white middle-class, middle England constituency, there is a huge need for education around the acceptance of diversity.

“HyperFusion are doing incredible work, and reaching young people in a way that few others are doing. BOY was a spectacular piece of theatre, highlighting current issues in the LGBT community in a way that was easy to understand and empathise with for people from all backgrounds. “

“BOY ticks all the boxes – thought provoking, entertaining and a fantastic cast, opening the eyes and minds of children and adults alike.

“HyperFusion’s work around identity and bullying is fresh, ground breaking and so desperately needed in our society. I love the way difficult issues are made available for thought provoking, life changing debate through theatre. I do believe it’s saved lives.”

“This company are fantastic at raising awareness. Thedo this in the most wonderful interactive way! brilliant all round!

“This group made me think twice”

“topical and well-addressed issues to all ages of people in relevant, informative, thought-provoking and interesting ways, to educate, challenge and discuss – and hopefully change how some people think – providing a safe forum for people to investigate and assess their own and society’s reactions and thoughts on these topics, helping to move everyone forward to a place of acceptance and understanding.”

“The HyperFusion family have been working tirelessly over the years to bring awareness of such issues as race, sexuality, gender identity and domestic violence in creative, insightful, and engaging ways to huge and varied audiences.”

“It is challenging, thought-provoking and truly about breaking down barriers.”

“HyperFusion work with young people to tackle bullying in a creative and innovative way.”

“An invigorating and compelling theatre enterprise led by the empowering Sarah Ellis “

“The important work done by organisations such as HyperFusion cannot and should not be underestimated nor undervalued, and requires investment and support- how else can adults support each other, if the knowledge to do so doesn’t start with education at a young age?

This work is creative, immersive and captivating- it makes the education real and has impact. More please, across our schools across our nation. “

“Because they are doing a grand job with the youth in the area “

“I wish I’d had a company like HyperFusion come to my school. It’s only about talking about issues that we can overcome ignorance and/or fear, which is most likely where all problems in the world stem from.

“Giving people a voiceand positively empowering them.”

“HyperFusion work tirelessly in and with the community. They are bringing theatre and education to the masses.

“This company raises awareness of issues that need exploring. Their work with young people is inspirational and thought provoking and often pushes boundaries.”

“Sarah and the team really challenge individuals to think about how their preconceptions can have an immense impact on the lives of others. Discrimination happens on a daily basis and HyperFusion want to challenge this and make a change one person at a time!”

“Amazing, empowering, inspirational work.”

The work they do is ESSENTIAL! We need more of it. Truly inspirational work. “

“For their work combating identity based bullying and for changing attitudes to empower people to be who they really are.”

“What better way to promote awareness and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion than through the world of theatre. HyperFusion and the Artistic Director Sarah Lovatt-Ellis have provided audiences with a deeply seated insight into the world of bullying, abuse and harassment at many levels.”

On an individual basis, Sarah Lovatt-Ellis is an advocate and ambassador for human rights and equality for all in the modern society in which we live.

” My son (aged 13) also saw the play at school and it had clearly provoked lively discussion among his peers.

“HyperFusion never fails to deliver an incredibly personal insight into ‘self’. Recognising the difference in every individual and continually celebrating students who are gifted in many important ways.”

“For a theatre company to focus on inclusion and to target vulnerable sectors of society which are really in need of validation is very special. I have seen first-hand Sarah Ellis’ work in schools and with young people and she is a tour de force, delivering experiences that really matter.”

“Run by an amazing, passionate and caring woman. Providing much needed education on diversity, equality and tolerance within our society.”

“HyperFusion Theatre Company tackles the difficult issues a huge number of people face and brings them into the lives of those who don’t, challenging discrimination and prejudice head on. I cannot stress enough the difference HyperFusionbrings to lives of young people: life changing and lifesavingchanges in many cases.

“The work HyperFusion does for the community is amazing. Exploring challenging issues with young people in a way they can really relate too. Just wonderful “

They tackle key subjects such as bullying, LGBT++, social tolerance etc – They produce plays focusing on these issues to diverse audiences, including schools, to an extremely high standard, to engage these important audiences. – I have found their work hugely inspiring personally, and many people I know have said the same.

“I really admire the way Sarah seems to have limitless supply of energy to pour into her projects.”

“This company does more than any I’ve seen to inform teenagers about the reality of LGBT issues.”

A great organisation that gives young people an opportunity to learn through action. “

“They are brilliant, inspiring and supportive! A safe haven!”

“Saffron Walden is a very conservative town. HyperFusion is a high-profile group, frequently in the public eye, encouraging people to consider issues they might otherwiseignore or consider irrelevant.”

“The work HyperFusion are doing is incredible and has vastly improved the lives of the LGBT students across the country.”

“I am who I am because of Sarah’s Lovatt-Ellis and the work that she and HyperFusion do. I have been privileged enough to watch a performance of BOY and my reaction, the reaction of the audience and indeed the actors is astounding.”

“Amazing Organisation who work with people of all ages, particularly their excellent work with children in schools.

“An organisation that is passionately dedicated to raising awareness on many subjects that effect all communities. More so creating understanding for our future generations – inspiring children to ensure their voices are heard and to grow up know that they can be whatever they wanted to be. Their determination for change and dedication to education is an attribute to all communities”

“Sarah Ellis and HyperFusion theatre lead you from places of misconception and injustice, challenging you along the way to a place of human celebration. “

“Their thought provoking productions, including BOY, are brilliant ways to show the impacts that discrimination can have. I have been fortunate enough to work with Sarah and HyperFusion on some educational events for adults and witnessed first-hand their skilled use of forum theatre techniques to look at issues and how to respond in a school setting.

“HyperFusion make a real difference using exciting, participatory theatre”

“This theatre company are doing extraordinary work to address the real life issues that can heavily affect people from day to day. They promote and enable important conversations and awareness around issues that for many can be life destroying. An amazing organisation with a wonderfully smart and dynamic woman at the helm.”

“Fantastic people and really know how to bring the best out of people, open, truthful, constructive and diverse theatre company, that like to touch on subject matters that some people like to hide”

“The shows HyperFusion do make such a difference in the lives of young people. They have toured to thousands of kids and let them know it’s okay to be who you are. Their shows inspire discussions about prejudice and allow them to make active change in their communities.

Vote for us before Friday for a National Diversity Award please.

We have been nominated for a National Diversity Award 2018 as Community Organisation for our work on LGBT bullying and identity based prejudice. Our show BOY has toured to thousands of young people empowering young people to explore the consequences of prejudice and make change in their community. And now we have a new adult version for theatres, community groups, public and educational professionals.


ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE.  Deadline is 1st June.

Winning this would enable us to reach more schools and hard to reach organisations to make a change.

This is the link to the page to vote:

If you want more info on the show to help with what you can write then go to

Thank you in advance for your support.

Best wishes