Boston Children's Theatre gives children aged 8-18 an all-round theatre experience by teaching them, as they rehearse, stagecraft and all the different aspects of putting on a performance. They meet on Tuesday evenings, during term time, at Blackfriars Theatre.
We've just been nominated for a NODA award again. This time it's for Baklavia, the play Group 2 performed in January 2012.
We'll know at the beginning of June, at the NODA AGM, so we'll let you know how we got on.
It doesn't seem possible that it's SO long since our last posting was put up!
It got very hectic as we approached production date. We'd taken on two quite difficult plays as far as sets, costumes and effects were concerned. Plus, when we started the production, all the work was being done by just Judith and me.
But despite all the problems we were actually ready on time. Many people said how much they enjoyed it and how good the actors were that it really was worth all the hard work that was put in to it.
We'd just like to say one final great big thank you to those that went that extra bit to make such a great show. Iestyn Halford for his fabulous costumes/Patrick Hall for doing any job that needed doing however big or small/and lastly Nick Brown for taking on such a huge set and props, almost single-handed, even carrying on in the freezing snow storms while he was suffering with flu! Thank you, all of you.
We started on our new production last night. Several new members started and we read through the plays we're hoping to put on for our next production; 'Dragon Trouble' and 'The Hysterical History of The Trojan War', both by D.M. Larson. We're also looking forward to taking one of our recent plays to the Skegness Youth Festival of One-Act Plays on Sat. 13th October
The recent workshop at Fydell House went down really well. Twelve children worked hard all week, learning loads about our national playwright and preparing four scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare.
We had wonderful weather all week and spent most of it in the garden. The performance on the Saturday evening was extremely well attended and we were joined by 'Opera For a While' who sang songs with a Shakespeare theme. We all had a truly magical evening and the youngsters persuaded us to do another one next year!
Fydell House Event
We can now confirm that we will be holding our Summer Workshops at Fydell House from 6th to 10th August culminating in a performance in the garden on the evening of 11th August. As we'd hoped we will be creating a piece based on Shakespeare's works and are looking forward to working in such a beautiful venue.