Taking on a variety of different projects over the course of a year, Seniors is a great way to stretch your skills and become a part of Riding Lights Youth Theatre.
Spring and Summer are traditionally skills based terms, giving you a chance to really develop your skills. In the past, courses have covered:
- physical theatre
- working with a text
- street theatre
…to name but a few! Skills terms may end with a sharing of work for an invited audience.
Autumn is when Seniors take the stage with their production term! The past few years have seen Seniors tackling The Jungle Book, take on a musical classic with Oh, What a Lovely War! and explore the effects of climate change with their version of Pipe Dreams – a show originally created as a Riding Lights National Tour.
Production terms give Seniors the chance to experience a production all the way from page to stage, finishing off with a performance run at Friargate Theatre: our professional studio theatre and home to Riding Lights Theatre Company. Our Senior Youth Theatre also go beyond working at Friargate Theatre, often working on special projects with professional actors, street theatre for the Tour de France, and working on rehearsed play readings for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Whichever term you join us for, you can be sure that you’ll finish the term having had a great time with a whole range of new theatre skills under your belt!
Spring Term 2017
For centuries humans have used stories to communicate; be it legendary tales of epic hunts, precautionary anecdotes to temper our behaviour, or simply a way to tell others what we have experienced. Storytelling is one of the basic communication tools that we have. This term the seniors will be re-inventing the lost art form of storytelling. We will look at various styles of stories and learn key storytelling techniques to communicate what truly matters. Is it all about the words or are stories something more?
Tuesdays: 7:00pm – 9.00pm
17th January – 4th April
(Excluding half term week: Tuesday 21st February and the Juniors Production week: Tuesday 28th March)
Cost: £80 (Bursaries are available, please ask)