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Summer School 2017 : Day One

After experimenting with giving life to inanimate objects such as pipe-cleaners and pencils, our Summer School students, directed by Tom, made their own paper puppets and learnt how to manipulate them. The puppets began to breathe, move and betray real emotion to such an extent that, later in the day, they became engaging characters in short devised pieces. We thank Tom and Tim enormously for a fun day of puppetry.

FREE Taster Day for 7-12 year olds

Ahead of the new MYT group for 7-12 year olds starting in September, we are hosting a FREE taster day.

When? Thursday August 24th starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.

Where? The venue is Christ Church Hall in Abington (postcode : NN1 5LL) This is the same location as the senior group Summer School.

What? We aim to give you a taste of what it will be like to join the MYT Junior Group in September. There will be lots of fun, inclusive drama games and activities and opportunities to work in small groups and get to know each other in a friendly, accessible way. You will find out what you can look forward to if you join the MYT Junior Group in September.

How much? The whole day is FREE.

Please bring … a packed lunch and a bottle of water.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a place or if you simply would like some more information : my email is claretandwhitejrg@gmail.com

James

Summer School 2017 (13-19 year olds)

When? It is a three day event : Monday August 21st to Wednesday August 23rd. Sessions on the Monday and Tuesday will run from 10am to 3pm; on the Wednesday we shall start at 10am and there will be a short performance at 3.30pm.

Where? The venue is Christ Church Hall in Abington (postcode : NN1 5LL) This is the same location as last year.

What? On Monday, there will be lots of fun warm-up/getting to know each other games followed by a workshop on using puppetry in theatre.

On Tuesday, we are welcoming a professional theatre practitioner from Creation Theatre (www.creationtheatre.co.uk) who will lead a workshop on storytelling in Shakespeare. Creation Theatre are a highly-respected theatre company based in Oxford, well-known for their outdoor Shakespeare performances in the summer.

On Wednesday, we shall have a quick look at some of the Connections Festival plays for 2018 and then we shall work out how to put all of what we have done together into a performance, rehearse and perform.

How much? The cost for the three days is £50 (cheques payable to Masque Youth Theatre). All monies go towards the running of the youth theatre.

Please bring … a packed lunch and a bottle of water.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a place or if you simply would like some more information : my email is claretandwhitejrg@gmail.com

James

Connections news

I am delighted to announce that our application was successful and  the Masque Youth Theatre senior group will be taking part in the National Theatre Connections Festival 2018.

More details to follow soon …