The 40 Year Six children involved in our project at Bromet Primary School, Oxhey, have been working very hard to finish their puppets, even continuing puppet sessions right through SATs week! They've done a great job, we're very much looking forward to their performances next week - here are a few of the characters.
The three classes at Houndsfield Primary School have all been working very hard this month preparing for their shows this week. Come along on Wednesday night to see A Midsummer Night's Dream, Thursday for Oliver Twist or Friday for Webs, Witches and the Spider Queen. This is the first time that these shows have been performed by the YPPT and the rehearsals are looking great - don't miss it!
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.