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Bad Friday - theatre, dance, percussion and music workshops

The Upper Room, St Mary's Church, Cheadle

Monday, 10 April 2017 at 10:00 - Friday, 14 April 2017 at 21:00 (BST)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Acting Workshop
Whether you're class clown, quiet and studious, or a fully fledged drama queen- the acting stream has a place for you. We will be looking at improvisation and devising techniques, group work and performance skills in order to create our original play for the week. All in a fun and friendly environment.
19 Tickets 10 Apr 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Junk Percussion/Drumming Workshop
Ever wondered how you could make a symphony of sound with just a few dustbins and oil drums? The Junk percussion stream gives you ideas to make exciting new rhythms, sounds and music on everyday objects. We will be using the week to create a sonic bed to soundtrack the play live. From beginners to seasoned drummers- there's something for everyone.
15 Tickets 10 Apr 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Dance Workshop
Could you give Ashley Banjo a run for his money? Can you shake it like Beyoncé? With a focus on street dance and contemporary, the dancing stream gives you a chance to learn new dynamic choreography in the context of a theatre production. Workshops are fun and integrated, some previous dance experience is an advantage, though not essential.
10 Tickets 10 Apr 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Do you know your crotchet from your quaver? Can you hit a high C? No? Fear not- the singer/songwriting stream is a relaxed and introductory look at singing in a group and penning a hit tune. We will be arranging well known songs as well as having a go at writing our own, all to be performed live as part of the production.
6 Tickets 10 Apr 2017 £15.00 £0.00

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Don’t just push chocolate through your face this Easter - make theatre, make friends!

Bad Friday’ is an original performance exploring the story of Easter using the words, movement and sounds of local young people.

Devised throughout the week, participants aged 11-18 can expect to be equipped with games, exercises and techniques to develop an original performance from scratch. No scripts or experience necessary - just a love of performance and making friends! All abilities welcome. 

A typical day might include drama games and exercises, group work, devising or writing tasks and performance. With streams in acting, dancing, percussion and singing, there’s something for every young performer.

Lunch is provided. Participants are expected to be available to perform in Cheadle on Good Friday evening (14th April) at 7pm.

When: Monday 10th April - Friday 14th April, 10am - 4pm (on the Friday, dinner will be provided in the Upper Room between the end of the workshop and the performance so participants don't need to leave).  

Where: The Upper Room (above Tesco Express), 11 Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, SK8 1DW

Performance: Friday 14th April, 7pm, St Mary's Church, Cheadle, SK8 1DW. 

Cost: £15 for the week (bursaries are available). 

All leaders hold DBS checks.

To reserve your place, just book a ticket in the workshop stream you'd like to join and make your payment. We will then send you all the details you need, plus a permission form which needs completing by a parent/guardian before the first session. Places are first come, first served, so be sure to book early!

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 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

It's best to email, alternatively you can speak to someone in the church office on 0161 428 8050

How can I find out about bursaries for this event?

Please email with details of your circumstances and we will get back to you.

Do you have questions about Bad Friday - theatre, dance, percussion and music workshops? Contact The Upper Room, St Mary's Church, Cheadle

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The Upper Room
Wilmslow Road
SK8 1DW Cheadle
United Kingdom

Monday, 10 April 2017 at 10:00 - Friday, 14 April 2017 at 21:00 (BST)

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Check out who will be leading what through the week…

Matt Britton has worked as a writer, director and actor extensively across Europe. His play ‘In Bloom’ was produced by the Bolton Octagon and recognised by the BBC as best short, whilst his writing for radio and podcasts have been nominated for broadcasting awards at BAFTA. He is the former artistic director for In Yer Face Theatre Company. As the director of the production he will be teaching performance, devising and writing techniques.

Emma Hinds is Senior Leader for CIS Stockport, a leading provider of youth-work in the area. Trained in ISTD and Cechetti, she has taught in primary and secondary schools across the UK. Previous choreography credits include, ‘Children of Eden,’ at the Byrne Theatre, St. Andrews. Leading the dance stream she will be focussing on contemporary and street dance. 

Joe Burgess has taught drums and junk percussion for many years and performed professionally in various bands since the age of 16. He performed and toured with the theatre production, ‘All is Calm,’ a specially commissioned piece funded by the Arts Council for the Imperial War Museum. Creating a percussive soundtrack for the week he will be leading workshops in group junk percussion.

Andy Wisdom is an encompassing, down to earth singer-songwriter with a flair for acoustic delicacy and vocal simplicity. Warm and engaging, he has taught guitar and vocals to a wide range of young people, from church settings to pupil referral units. A sometime performer on the gig circuit and in schools, he will be leading the singing stream to the week.

Rob Kates is a professional freelance sound engineer, lighting technician, stage-manager and film-maker. A pioneer of fusing live theatre with film and sound he has toured various productions nationally, as well as providing sound and lights for leading corporate events in England and Italy. His television experience includes the BBC coverage of the Commonwealth Games and short films for satellite channels. Rob will be production manager for the week, as well as being on hand to teach aspects of technical theatre.

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