Devised By Lamphouse Theatre
Performed By Lamphouse Theatre
Directed by Tom Fox
Wild Boy is the incredible, true, moving story of a feral child, found in the woods of Hanover, Germany in 1726.
Unable to speak, or stand up straight, the Wild Boy was named Peter and taken to the court of King George I, where he lived as a pet.
The King quickly became bored of the child and soon Peter’s story was lost to legend, until a fire broke out in Norwich prison. During the evacuation one of the inmates was recognised as the Wild Boy.
This production tells Peter’s story with luscious live music, movement, puppetry and magic, and questions what it means to be human.
Age recommendation 8+
This year, we are encouraging parents, family and friends of GCSE Drama pupils to attend an Open Dress Rehearsal of their Devised Performances. From experience we have found that performing to a larger audience really encourages pupils show their work at its’ very best and we would be delighted if you were willing to come and support them for this sharing of work before it is assessed as part of their coursework.
The evening itself will consist of 8 different pieces of work across a range of different styles, written and directed by the pupils themselves. Rehearsals have been taking place both in and out of lessons and the work on show is the result of lots of hard work since September.
SEATING IS UNRESERVED
in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre
A World Premiere
By Charlotte Brontë
Adapted by Nick Lane
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will”
Recommended for age 11+
Running time: Approx 2 hours (including interval)
By Rufus Norris
From The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods by Charles Perrault
Directed by Naomi Jones
Performed by Oundle School
by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Cursed to sleep for hundred years by the innocent pricking of a finger. Only true love’s kiss can wake her…. You know the story, right? But what about the fairy who cast the spell? Can she ever make amends? And what happens when Beauty wakes up, gets married, has kids and moves into an enchanted castle with her flesh-eating ogre of a mother-in-law? It’s Sleeping Beauty but not as you know it!
Drawn from Charles Perrault’s original story, Rufus Norris’ irreverent adaptation skilfully mixes the mythic with the macabre. Performed by Oundle School’s endlessly talented 3rd – U6th form with a rich mix of puppetry, music and ensemble movement this production will enthrall and surprise adults and children alike.
Age recommendation 11+
Devised and performed by Lamphouse Theatre
Directed by Tom Fox
Raised by wolves since birth, young man-cub, Mowgli is forced to leave his jungle home when he is threatened by Shere Khan, a terrifying tiger.
Arriving in a human village, Mowgli is seemingly safe, until he strays from his adopted family and meets Shere Khan again.
Mowgli returns to the protection of the wolf pack, but will his presence in the jungle again put them all in danger?
Full of live music, comedy, puppetry and energy, this production explores the themes of growing up and staying true to yourself.
Age recommendation 6+
Barry Plopper and the Chamber of Christmas Secrets
Written and Directed by Simon Aylin.
It’s Christmas time at Bogwarts and Barry Plopper is having a tough time of it. His best friends Hermoany Manger and Jon Measley are constantly bickering and an old enemy looks set to return to cause him trouble. Will he have the Christmas he’s spent all year dreaming of, will Hermoany and Jon make up, and will he defeat he-whose-name-we-can’t-remember?
Age recommendation 4+
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