This week saw the first YPPT performances of 2017, at The Orion Primary School in Edgware. The Y6 puppet group put on four great performances of their show Aladdin which were all very well-received by the audiences. Congratulations to all involved, and special thanks to Michelle McDonald for her supervision of the project.
With SATs out of the way, rehearsals are now under way for five shows at three schools. The Orion children will be performing Aladdin next week on Monday 22nd May at 5pm, so are in the final stages of rehearsals now. It's looking great and we hope to see you there! Meanwhile, Houndsfield Primary are still in the technical stages of rehearsal (no pun intended) with lighting programming and stage crew rehearsals this week. As far as we know, we're the only organisation teaching the difficult concept of DMX lighting programming in primary schools, but they've really taken to it and produced some great lighting designs so far!
We are delighted to announce that Year 7-10 children at Beaumont School in St Albans will be taking part in the International Organ Fringe Festival this summer, performing a new adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream! The children are designing puppet and sets at the moment, we can't wait to see how the shows turn out!
We spent this afternoon at Grove Primary School in Cambridge with some final touches to the set designs, and a first read-through of the script with the newly-cast voice actors!
Set designs are coming along at Houndsfield, Grove and Orion Primaries very well - we're really impressed with the work so far!
Lots of wonderful puppets were finished by the end of term - congratulations to all involved, and we hope you have a lovely Christmas break!
The last week has seen the first puppets of the year have their strings attached! Much excitement in the classroom as they come to life.
There are some fantastic costumes taking shape on our projects this year! These are from various productions of The Magic Bowl, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oliver Twist and Webs, Witches and the Spider Queen.
The YPPT is now open for applications from schools wanting to host Year 6 projects in 2017-18. We are aware that schools' budgets are often rather tight at the moment and are pleased to say that we are happy to help schools wanting to get involved with raising the funding for their project(s) - do get in touch with us if you would be interested in this! We are particularly keen to hear from schools in Kent, Cambridge, Brighton and North Herts, as we have great project leaders in these areas who would love to lead projects near them next year, but we are also open to applications from elsewhere. Do contact us on 07914 830730 or at email@example.com if you'd like to find out more!