Season/School Year 2019 – 20
Classes 10-13 including EF-Q2 (Age 15-20+) GUEST PLAYS:
“Macbeth ” by William Shakespeare and Kelly Griffiths ©
Something wicked this way comes…and it’s our brand new adaption of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth! Let us transport you and your supernatural senses to Dunsinane, Scotland where we meet Macbeth-Thane of Glamis and his buddy Banquo after they’ve won the battle against the Norwegians. But not all is as it seems on the battlefield; as they are soon met by three witches who fore-tell their fate. Macbeth will be king, but Banquos sons will proceed him. How is Macbeth to be king when King Duncan is still alive? Why are Banquos sons going to become king after him? Will he be betrayed by Banquo? Something must be done and that’s nothing his conniving wife can’t help him with. Duncan must die. And you are going to help.
Following three years/seasons of successfully touring Shakespearean adaptions, Kelly Griffiths has written another highly entertaining, witty and educational play to engage your students in the Bard’s work. From our past experience, and feedback from students and teachers alike, our use of a mixture of modern and Shakespearean language will definitely help motivate students understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare.
Performed by our highly skilled team of British actors, who facilitate the audience into getting involved in the show with choric speaking, creating soundscapes and even playing some of the Shakespearean characters; a truly magical theatre experience is guaranteed. Our highly interactive formula ensures that everyone speaks at least one line of the play and is actively engaged in the performance. So once again we invite you to join us in our new Shakespearean extravaganza and become part of this truly amazing production.
Photos Kelly Griffiths World Tour 2018-19 ©
Classes 7-11 (Age 13-17):
“Echoes – The Loss of Lilly” by Kristi-Anne Seth” ©
Returning to our repertoire is a school’s favourite, “Echoes – The Loss of Lilly”.
“Echoes” is a moving play about cyber-bullying and its consequences. A thought provoking theatre play providing some insights and solutions into this ever increasing problem. Written in modern English the audience follows the stories of two characters, Lilly and Ryan. In parallel worlds, that eventually cross, both teenagers are subject to cyberbullying and the damaging effect it can have. What starts out as harmless texting and surfing soon becomes a nightmare. Who are their friends? Where should they go to get help? What can they do to stop the bullying? Did they do anything to deserve this? Through the ups and downs of a roller-coaster ride of emotions; from laughter to tears, to joy, anger and fear, the path Lilly and Ryan walk is a lonely one. The actors provide an authentic and sensitive portrayal of teenagers in distress, which is sure to touch all who witness the play and who use technology today.
Photos from Season 2015-16 Rhianna Compton and Ben Steele
Classes 5 – 7 (Age 10-13):
“McVamp” a vampirical by Kristi-Anne Seth ©
“McVamp” is a musical about a young vampire who doesn’t like blood or living in darkness. Cedric McVamp lives with his very traditional family in a castle in Scotland and is expected to work in the family business, ‘McVamps Blood Bank’. But Cedric’s dream is to own an ice cream shop and to live and work in daylight. With his best friend, and cousin, Rosemary, by his side, Cedric fights for his dream. Will Cedric succeed? How will the family react to his coming out? Will his Mother, Fenella, and his Uncle Igor support him in finding his own way in the world? Will Cedric be accepted for who he is and not for who they wish him to be?
Using our traditional formula of song, music, text, dance, movement, laughter and audience participation this rollercoaster ride of hilarity is guaranteed to motivate and inspire pupils in their language learning process. Written and performed specifically for the target audience the play will challenge and inspire, whilst simultaneously boosting the learner’s confidence in their own skills.
Photos from my old company The Flying Fish Theatre Season 2007-08 Kristi-Anne Seth and Graeme John
Primary School & Elementary level
Classes 3/4 – 5 (Age 8-10):
“The Dog’s Bone”- a musical by Kristi-Anne Seth ©
Returning this season because of popular demand “The Dog’s Bone” an adventure in very simple English for school children with a small grasp of the language. In this hilarious play we meet Chicko, the chicken, Monkey, Billy, the dog, Sally, the little girl and Croc, the crocodile, as they try to find out who has taken Billy’s bone. Imagination and fantasy combine to inspire the children in their language learning. Written in simple English the play uses theatre techniques that directly involve the audience in the show. Audience participation plays an important role here. The play is a great way encourage the children’s language development in a fun and humorous way. Sit back and be entertained.
Photos from Season 2018 – 19 Stephanie Bulllock and Ben Steele