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* PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the shows for season 2020-21, you can also book some of our shows from last season (2019-20), as their playing life was cut dramatically short because of the Corona pandemic. So if you prefer The Dog’s Bone, McVamp, Echoes-The Loss of Lilly and Shakespeare’s Macbeth just let us know. Please check with us which plays are available digitally. See Season 2019-20 for summaries of the plays.
Season/School Year 2020-21
Advanced Classes 10-13 including EF-Q2 (Age 15-20+) GUEST PLAYS: “Richard III ” by William Shakespeare and Kelly Griffiths © A tale of a man “Unfit for any place but hell”…It can only be Richard III! Let us transport you back to England in the 1400’s where a jealous, deformed and bitter man desperately clutches at the opportunity to become King and threatens to kill anyone who stands in his path. King Edward IV, Richard’s Brother, is sick and the only promise of power Richard is given is to become Lord Protector of the realm, ensuring the safety of the rightful heir to the throne, Edward V. This is simply not good enough for our Ricky, so he sets out to gain the confidence of defenceless citizens, the shady Duke of Buckingham and a very gullible Lady Ann in order to murder his way to the crown. And you are going to help. Following five seasons of successfully touring Shakespearean adaptions, Kelly Griffiths has written and directed another highly entertaining, witty and educational play to engage your students in the Bard’s work. Her use of mixing modern and Shakespearean language helps motivate the student’s understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare, whilst still being faithful to the spirit of the original text. Performed by our highly skilled team of British actors, who facilitate the audience in 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. The 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 unique production.
Intermediate Classes 7-11 (Age 13-17): “Songs My Mother Taught Me” by Kristi-Anne Seth” © Returning to our repertoire is our very topical and popular play, “Songs My Mother Taught Me”. The play has been rewritten for today’s audeince and includes original music and song. This hard hitting and touching play deals with the extremely up to date topic of the refugee situation. The characters meet and soon realise that although they are from different cultures, speak different languages and have wildly different experiences; that at the end of the day they are human beings, sharing some of the same hopes and dreams. A thought provoking theatre play that challenges our conception and attitudes towards otherness. Written in modern English the audience follows the stories of several characters in a small town somewhere, anywhere, in any country. The play is a reflection of reality, the stories presented are fictional; but based on true stories of those who have experienced them. The actors provide an authentic and sensitive portrayal of teenagers from diverse cultures and whilst we do not claim to show the whole truth; we do hope to open the eyes of audience to the basic representation of the human condition.
Photos from Season 2016 – 17 Lydia May and Rhys Whiteside
Elementary Level Classes 5 – 7 (Age 10-13): “Captain Jack” by Kristi-Anne Seth © At last the return of our swachbuckling pirate musical “Captain Jack”. This adventurous spectacularl takes the audience on an exciting journey in search of the lost treasure of the infamous pirate Black Dog Peterson! The loyal heroine (Mary) disguises herself as a seaman in order to board the ship of the famous Captain Jack, sail the oceans, and bring the riches back to England and her majesty Queen Elizabeth I; but the notorious Captain has other plans. With tricks and turns and the help of sailor Stinky Smith, Mary develops a clever plan to capture the pirates and the gold. But will she be successful? Combining music, movement, fantasy and using highly visual theatre techniques it is a perfect way to encourage your students. The musical is written in Basic English to appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Photos from Season 2015-16 Rhianna Compton and Jo
Primary School & Elementary level Classes 3/4 – 5 (Age 8-10): “The Giant’s Treasure”- a musical by Kristi-Anne Seth © Returning this season because of popular demand “The Giant’s Treasure” is based on the classic story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “The Giant’s Treasure” is a lively and simple musical to enchant and bewitch young audiences. Jack and his mother are very poor. All they own is a cow called Blossom. One day the mother asks Jack to take Blossom to market to get some money. Sadly Jack agrees. On the way to market he meets an old woman who is going to the market to buy a cow. What luck! The old lady tells Jack that she will buy the cow and give him something that will answer his heart’s desire. She gives Jack some magic beans. Jack is not convinced that taking the beans is a good idea; but before he has a chance to say no the old lady has disappeared. He throws the beans away and a tall beanstalk grows right up into the sky. Feeling brave; Jack climbs to the top of the beanstalk and there he meets a Princess and a Giant. The Giant has three treasures. A goose that lays golden eggs, a harp that sings by itself and a bag of gold that is never empty. Unfortunately the Giant comes home early, “Fi Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an English man”. Can Jack escape from The Giant? Will the Princess help him? „The Giant’s Treasure“ is a brilliant way to motivate the children at an early stage of their English learning; to encourage an active use of the language and help boost their confidence.
Photos from Season 2016-17 Lydia May and Rhys Whiteside