Breaking down barriers at Half Moon
The Youth Theatre sharings took place between 28 June -11 July 2022 and were an excellent way to celebrate the term as well as giving groups the chance to share their work with their families.
We want to thank parents, carers, family and friends for supporting this group of young talented performers, we are so proud of them!
Eclipse – Save Our World
A group of superheroes unite to make our world a better place! Eclipse have explored the question: what would you do to change the world? This led to devising scenes on topics such as climate change, deforestation and bullying, highlighting how these problems affect us and exploring how they can be solved. Blending these topics within a superhero world has led to a highly imaginative, playful performance.
Congratulations to Flora and Nora for winning Recognition Awards. Also, a big round of applause for Cinar and Halima for getting certificates for taking part in our Youth Theatre Forum and sharing their ideas.View the Eclipse programme Explore the Eclipse gallery
Equinox – Journeys
Equinox have worked really hard this term. Their energy, creativity, commitment and kindness have shone through. Equinox looked at a series of images and used the poem Journey by Barbara Vance to workshop ideas about what the word ‘Journey’ means to them. They used non-verbal communication to create interesting shapes to express emotions, feelings and meaning. They worked supportively to create different role-plays. The poem took them on fantastical journeys. You will accompany them on a trip to Pompeii, under the sea, the planet Mars, and a journey to success. This group explored the idea of success and what success means. All the groups explored how and why the characters embarked on their journeys and what happened to them at their destination. Be warned: not all the journeys have a happy ending….
Congratulations to Alizée and Aayan for winning Recognition Awards. Also, a big round of applause for Emily and Kiko for getting certificates for taking part in our Youth Theatre Forum and sharing their ideas.View the Equinox programme Explore the Equinox gallery
With politics so heavy in all of our lives at the moment, Lunar have taken a light‐hearted look at creating their own political parties. The group have split into two imaginary parties creating their own manifestos, laws and values on what they would like to change about the world. Join us tonight for a comical look into the world of politics, and decide for yourself which party should take over leadership of our nation!
Congratulations to Joseph for winning the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award and Denni for winning Recognition Awards. Also, a big round of applause for Radhika and Rafael for getting a certificate for taking part in our Youth Theatre Forum and sharing their ideas.View the Lunar programme Explore the Lunar gallery
Orbit started this half term by exploring the opening scene from Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We workshopped ideas around manipulation and how words and actions can be used to create hurt and division. We also looked at different performance styles. Orbit have taken on the role of the Greek chorus and they will respond to the performances on stage throughout. Orbit’s ideas grew organically over this half term. Through their drama you will see how malicious gossip can have a devastating effect on the lives of others, how a dissatisfaction with what we have can break up a family and how there are times when retaliation is necessary. But did it go too far? This has been a challenging term for Orbit because of exam pressures. They have been fantastic; a really kind and supportive theatre company.
Congratulations to Lio for winning the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievers award and to Gabriella for winning a Recognition Award. Also, a big round of applause for Alek and Laura for getting certificates for taking part in our Youth Theatre Forum and sharing their ideas.View the Orbit programme Explore the Orbit gallery
Join Solar on a tech-free adventure and experience the power of storytelling in nature! Nathan is worried about his friends. They are constantly on their phones and have forgotten how to have fun without them. So he decides to take everyone on a digital detox retreat, where all electronic devices must be locked away and visitors are encouraged to talk to each other. This term we’ve used the four elements of nature as a stimulus to devise our show: water, fire, earth, and air. We have expanded our movement and writing skills and had a go at puppetry and object manipulation. The creativity and imagination of our members has guided the form and structure of the show and the result is equally original and magical.
Congratulations to Tahera and Desmond for winning Recognition Awards. Also, a big round of applause for Dana for getting a certificate for taking part in our Youth Theatre Forum and sharing his ideas.View the Solar programme Explore the Solar gallery
Youth Theatre Sharings Archive
Every Youth Theatre group normally has a sharing performance on the last session of each term where we welcome parents, carers, friends and families. All sharings take place in the main theatre space. There is no charge for adults or other children attending these performances and we encourage as many people as possible to come and support the young people by seeing their hard work performed.
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