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!
Summer Term 2017 – How Absurd
How do you find a deeper meaning in silence, gibberish, or a dull conversation about milk? Can you find the comic, the dramatic or the sublime in the most ridiculous of situations.
From the absurdly humorous Samuel Beckett to the menacing Harold Pinter. This term the seniors will be exploring classic dramatic texts in search of atmosphere.
Every Tuesday Evening 7-9pm
Tuesday 2nd May – 11th July
Except 30th May (Half Term) & 4th July
Cost: £80 (Bursaries are available, please ask)