We had a wonderful week with some fantastic, hard working and dedicated people at our sold out Summer Project.
The week gave our attendees a chance to look at major events that had happened over the last two decades and produce work based on this.
They then performed it to an almost completely full Bonington Theatre. For some that was their first time on a stage like that!
Among other pieces we had a dance about royal weddings, drama about the rise of social media and singing compilations of some of the biggest noughties hits.
We are working on a video and photo gallery from the week, which you'll be able to see very soon!
Comments from our Summer Project 2018:
'I wanted to say a huge thanks on behalf of my daughter and her friend as they had such a great week and wished the play was over more than one night'
'We were really moved by the simplicity of the performance last Friday, particularly as it was so poignant and the children were so engaged and enthusiastic'
'The dancing and story telling were so well delivered and smiling faces said it all'
'Thanks again as it ended the long holiday on a high!'
'Can I sign my daughter up for the next one now please??!! She had such a great time and I thought the final performance was breathtaking at times. There was a tear in my eye on more than one occasion - not just the ones involving my daughter either!'
'Although my daughter has taken part in lots of different performances to date, none of them have been able to help her demonstrate her abilities quite as much as I feel that 'Then and Now' did. Perhaps that is because she is developing and gaining confidence all the time anyway, but we were incredibly proud of her!'
'We just wanted to say how much my daughter enjoyed the Summer Course & how well the performance was considering they had only attended for a few days! A real testament to the hard work put in from all involved!'
'I really enjoyed the Then And Now collection of pieces. The children had covered such a lot in only a week and they were dealing with some important historical issues. I’m sure their understanding of life before technology and the hardships of post war life has been made very real to them. Thanks for creating such a constructive and fun course'