Our 14- 18yrs Youth Theatre members are currently rehearsing for a performance in aid of Henshaws on Halloween in the Valley Gardens. They will be performing a promendade-style devised piece based upon three of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children. Here some of our members blog about the rehearsal process so far…
The first week back from what seemed like a very long summer holiday we were all very excitable and eager to get back into drama. So we did. We got straight on with reading through the children’s stories for Halloween. We introduced ourselves to the new faces in the group and then took it in turns to read a line each of each of the 3 stories; Matilda, Jim and George.
We split into groups and played around taking the stories from page to stage and performed them with our ideas we had so far, we tried out different ways we could make them interesting and spooky for our audience including where the audience might stand. There were some creative ideas with some rap, physical theatre and lots of spooky stuff.