Students on the Professional Theatre Programme at Cronton Sixth Form College wowed audiences with two fantastic pieces of devised physical theatre at the Cronton Playhouse, all to raise money for the Rock of Joy Charity.
The first piece, performed by first year students, was called ‘Secrets’ and was based on how different interpretations of secrets can impact a person’s life. The performance was energetic and full of humour and emotion.
The second piece, performed by second year students, was ‘A 60’s Midsummer Night’s Dream’. This was part play and part 60’s themed gig and featured catchy 60’s favourites within a fast-paced and fun hour-and-a-half based on Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy. In collaboration with a live band from the Professional Music Programme, the students put on a great performance.
To prepare for these shows, the students were given a great opportunity to have a series of workshops with Tmesis Theatre, an award-winning physical theatre company based in Liverpool. These interactive sessions really helped the students to develop their skills in physical theatre.
Along with entertaining audiences at the Cronton playhouse, these performances raised money for the Rock of Joy Charity. The charity supports three school in Uganda, raising money to replace the current poor facilities and improve education for the pupils.
Daniel Cambridge, Course Leader for Performing Arts said, “Congratulations to our students on two exceptional performances and thank you to everyone who joined us in the audience at the Cronton Playhouse. All of the money raised for this fantastic charity will help improve the lives and education of the school pupils.”