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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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When & Where
The Upper Room, St Mary's Church, Cheadle
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.