Join Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Summer activity this year as part of the Fit & Fed programme.
Each day we’ll explore different theatre skills with some of the best theatre professionals around, including puppetry, stage combat, creating a Play in a Day and much more.
The programme is for young people in receipt of free school meals and Looked After Children, Children with Education, Health Care Plans, Foster Children, Young Carers, children of recognised refugees and children from asylum seeking families.
The week runs from 15th – 19th August from 10am – 4pm each day. Please see the breakdown of activities below:
Monday 15th August – Contemporary Movement – Enjoy a contemporary dance workshop with a twist. Mixing commercial and contemporary, you will learn an energetic routine giving those with creative flair a chance to choreograph sections themselves. Brilliant for those who want to get stuck in and for those who wish to start exploring movement.
Tuesday 16th August – Physical Theatre – An energising workshop exploring how we can tell and communicate stories to an audience using our bodies. You’ll learn a number of techniques in the morning and then put them together in the afternoon to create and share your own short ‘physical’ performance by the end of the day.
Wednesday 17th August – Stage Combat – Join theatre and film fight director and action coordinator Keith Wallis for an introduction to unarmed combat for stage and screen. In this series of workshops, we’ll explore a wide range of fighting techniques that are designed to keep performers safe, whilst keeping the action convincing and entertaining for audiences. From simple grabs and pushes, to slaps, punches, knees, kicks, blocks, locks and more, this is a great skills foundation for any actors and performers in theatre or on screen. Please bring suitable loose clothing, and trainers or dance shoes for movement work, you may also wish to bring a bottle of water.
Thursday 18th August – Puppetry – This workshop will look at making simple puppets made from paper. We’ll explore techniques on how to bring these puppets to life and discover their unique characters by using music and our own movements as inspiration. Working together in teams we will make short puppetry performances to share with each other at the end of the session. Please wear comfortable clothing, as there will be some working on the floor!
Friday 19th August – Play in a Day – Friday’s workshop gives you the opportunity to create a Play in a Day! We’ll be playing lots of games, using music and our imaginations to create your very own play to perform at the end of the day.
To sign up, please fill in the application form below.
10- 14 yrs
10am – 4pm
Please note, this summer programme is only available for young people in receipt of free school meals, Looked After Children, Children with Education, Health Care Plans, Foster Children, Young Carers, children of recognised refugees and children from asylum seeking families.