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This summer we are taking part in the Record Breakers Reading Scheme at libraries across Sheffield. These puppets have been made by young children who attend Manor Lodge Library and the Children’s Library at the Central Library. We have been making record breaking puppets – some based on actual record breakers and some based on the record breakers children would like to meet. There is lots of fun to be had at Libraries in Sheffield this summer!

 

The Golden Goose

July 1st, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Our Intermediate Youth Theatre produced and performed a fantastic promenade show called the Golden Goose.  It was LOOSELY based on the Brothers Grimm tale but had become something far more fanciful and bizarre than the original.  We are so proud of them!

They have brought amazing levels of creativity, imagination and consideration to the show and it was a lovely product of their collective imaginations.  All scenes, ideas, props and costumes came from the young people in our Thursday sessions.

Well done to all our  lovely members in the Intermediate Group!

Feedback from audience members has included, “Just wanted to say what a fabulous day we all have had, the performance was absolutely amazing. So creative, original and brilliantly funny.  All the kids thrive and it is so evident how much they adore Growtheatre. Long may it continue.”

A few photos.

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Youth Theatre Working Outdoors All Summer!

June 11th, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Since Easter we have been out working outdoors with both our Youth Theatre groups and we have been so lucky with the weather.  Everyone’s projection is building as they get to grips with outdoor theatre and they are completely getting how they can use the environment to inspire and enhance their performances.  Our recently formed Junior Group are building drama and teamwork skills through the use of games and improvisation. The Intermediate Group are busy devising, rehearsing and making things for our summer show The Golden Goose how lucky we are to do all this in the glorious setting of Ecclesall Woods.

 

Junior Youth Theatre’s First Sharing

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Parents and siblings of our lovely junior group members were invited to come and see what they had been up to in their first term. For much of the term we have been working on key drama and wood working skills and our theme has been pirates.  Our visitors were invited outside to visit our pirate galleon.  They  heard how we had chopped, whittled and drilled sticks to make a range of props to use in our performance.  They also met and interviewed the fiercest pirates on the seven sea, before watching then perform. And, just when they felt they might be safe they found themselves in front of the Pirate King talking for their lives! A lot of fun was had by all and a particular mention should go out to one of our guests, 11 year old Ethan, who was forced to walk the plank!

Bring on the new term – time to go deeper into the woods.

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Physical Theatre and Magical Transformations

February 25th, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Blog - (0 Comments)

Growtheatre Intermediates have been exploring physical theatre to find imaginative stories.  Here we are exploring how we can use ourselves to show large and tiny characters (like ogres, lions and mice) and magical transformations (do you remember how the Ogre in Puss In Boots transforms into a lion and then a mouse?).  An interesting challenge!  The photos below show youth theatre members exploring how this might be done. They then took what they discovered and learnt outside to find suitable locations to create a magical transformation scene.  They produced some brilliant scenes, with a back drop of dark and light and snow!

DISASTER! DISASTER! DISASTER!

February 11th, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Much fun was had in our last Junior Group session creating frozen pictures of disaster stories!  The group is working really well together and is doing a brilliant job of learning fundamental drama and performance skills.

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In our first term together, the Junior Group are spending some time during each session learning about basic tool work.  We started with long branches and the members learnt how to use loppers to cut them into a stick of required length.  In this session they are learning how to whittle – first they start with peelers and when they have gained the skills they will move onto using a whittling knife.  Watch this blog spot over the next few weeks to see how they will change a branch/stick into an amazing prop to perform with!

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Fire and Snow

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Fantastic youth theatre sessions last night… Intermediate group was enjoyably crazy: creating amazing stories with shadows, fire & snow! 

New member, Adrian, said this was the best session yet because we were outside all evening – just goes to show that the dark, snow and cold doesn’t need to stop you having fun and making theatre!

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First Junior Growtheatre Session

January 15th, 2015 | Posted by Rachel in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It was lovely to start our new Juniors Group tonight – everyone who came was friendly and full of the fun. We were impressed by how they all got stuck in and had a go at everything!

Our older group were challenged to devise and perform outside in near darkness – lots of great lighting opportunities with torches – see pics!

Great sessions both groups!

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Youth Theatre started again last night and we had a fun packed Bring A Friend session – we loved meeting your friends and were impressed how they threw themselves into everything. Everyone came out buzzing.

New year’s resolution – bring a better camera to the session… here are a few photos, not good quality I am afraid but capturing good quality performances!

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