Worcester University - 'Alice' Workshop
Following their successful performance of 'Alice' at Bishop Perowne students from Worcester University returned to involve our Year 10 Performing Arts students in a workshop based on some of techniques used in their own performance.
Two groups of students, GCSE Drama and Year 10 BTEC Performing Arts, took part in the workshop and were treated to a fun but informative session on the skills of pantomime.
Robbie Brittain, writer and director of 'Alice', an original adaptation of the Lewis Carol story, conducted the workshop along with two of his fellow students. They put our students through their paces focusing on the physical and vocal aspects of pantomime performance and on the stock characters - the Villain, the Hero, the Damsel in Distress - that we have all come to know and love over the years.
It was a perfect way for the Year 10 students to conclude their term's work and to enjoy a new approach to one of the oldest styles of performance around. A big thank you to Robbie, his colleagues and to Worcester University for the performances, workshops and activities that have involved our students this term.