GADS Youth Theatre Workshop -
Robin Hood & Friends -
GADS are pleased to acknowledge a community grant from
Cumbria County Council to support this project
4 to 9 August 2014
Gosforth Public Hall
The workshop began on Monday, 4th August, and ran each day of that week from 10 am to 4 pm.
It was open to anyone aged 8 years or older at the start of the week.
These workshops are very popular and great fun for everyone -
Day 1 -
The canvas is blank, but we have chosen the show and allocated the parts. Dancing rehearsals are well underway and lines are being learned. Scenery is being designed and painting should begin tomorrow. Not much to photograph so far, but lots of toast, biscuits and cakes have been eaten ........
Day 2 -
A busy day. Costumes are just about fitted out and Prince John is learning how to really celebrate. We have learned about publicity and designed posters -
Day 3 -
Where are those scripts? Very few on show today and those will be gone tomorrow. A straight run through from the beginning in excellent time -
Day 4 -
A very productive day with an eerily quiet morning. We spent some time learning about stage make-
Day 5 -
The week has flown by, but it's fair to say that everyone involved has had a great time. There was a costume rehearsal this morning and a full dress rehearsal this afternoon. The set is almost finished, with just a little more painting to do -
Day 6 -
Everyone had a well deserved day off to re-
Did we all have a good week, or what?
The highlight at the end of the week was a show for parents and friends on the Saturday evening. And yes, it was open to the general public too. And there was a bit of a party afterwards for the participants.
Feedback from some of the parents and participants
They got many things out of the workshop: team working, confidence etc.
She enjoyed all aspects of the week, especially meeting new people and the challenge of creating a good enough team to produce a good play.
My two daughters enjoyed every minute of it and didn't want it to end.
I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone.
I would like to do the workshop next year as this year was so successful and I enjoyed learning about the different skills and techniques and of course how to act.
The confidence it gave them as well as a sense of achievement because the whole production was of their making as a team is priceless.