DIRECTOR: Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah and Carriageworks Theatre Academy
A new show for and with the Carriageworks Theatre Academy in association with Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah.
Devised by the Academy, written by Lizi Patch and Directed by Lizi Patch and Rebecca Jenkins.
It is 2103
The world is silent. My world is in my hand And my hand scarcely moves. Just the barely perceptible movement of a thumb moving across a tiny keyboard and eyes scanning for response. Hand held world.
It wasn’t like this in 2013.
People talked to each other, not virtually but really. Out loud. Yes really. There are a few eye witnesses left. Not many. Who said the last word aloud and what was it? Why is that important? Because someone needs to say something now and we can only do that if we know what happened.
Bubble is at The Carriageworks, Leeds on July 27th 2013 at 2pm and 7.30pm
More information about the Theatre Academy HERE
Previous credits with the Academy…
Director: ‘Echoes’, January 2013
Written by Ruth Cooper with the younger Academy members for Leeds Holocaust Memorial Day
Director: LEEDS STORY in association with Leeds Museum. February 2013
Developed and written by Ruth Cooper with the older Academy members
Director/Writer: Spring 2011 Production: ‘Life Turns on A Penny’:
upstairs@thecarriageworks February 5th 2012 (matinee and evening)
(The Carriageworks Theatre Academy 10-13 years. Life Turns on A Penny)
Life Turns on A Penny looks at those moments, micro to global where everything changes in an instant.
The story follows our reluctant protagonist, Gary Rayner as he looks back over the first 45 years of his life – re-visiting key moments where he perhaps could have made a difference but chose not to. How his actions have made him the man he is today and how the pathways we all choose to take in our lives impact on those around us.
Starting with the quote ‘Last night I was a star, this morning I”m pumpkin soup’, (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomsgardenshed/1814064055/ the group shared ideas about the twists and turns of life, about the power each and everyone of us has to impact on others lives and how, at the end of the day, you can only ever do what feels right at the time.
The show was a resounding success and garnered some fine feedback.
“Thank you so much for last nights performance.
We were all amazed, entertained and provoked!
It was wonderful to see all the cast having such fun and delivering a brilliant play”
DIRECTOR: Summer 2011 Production: ‘The Dripping Riots’:
“She always takes the dripping”“Theft is theft”
“It’s just what cooks do”
It is 1865 and Leeds servant, Eliza Stafford, is imprisoned for stealing 2 lbs of dripping from her employer, Mr Henry Chorley. Working class people in the city are outraged at the “Dripping Injustice” and we witness the good humoured protest descend into a full blown riot with tragic consequences.
Based on a true story, devised by The Carriageworks Theatre Academy, written by Ruth Cooper and directed by Lizi Patch.
DIRECTOR: CITY VARIETIES YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY, LEEDS.
Co-Director: Dick Bonham, with Musical Direction from Jamie Fletcher.
The City Varieties Youth Theatre Company is for young people aged 8-21 yrs and focuses on developing new performance skills from Variety and Musicals to Contemporary Theatre Practice. The Company is divided into four classes and participants take part in weekly workshops and come together to perform in two full scale musical productions a year at the Music Hall and other historic performance venues in Leeds.
This term we have been working on core skills and inviting guest artists in to work with our Company sharing expertise and insights into the industry.
We are also gearing up for our Summer shows. We will be producing two shows on the stage of the City Varieties Music Hall this year. Our 11-21 year olds will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” and our 8-10 year old’s will be devising and presenting their very own show ‘The Summer Snowball’ as a Saturday matinee. Watch this space and the City Varieties Website for updates…
PREVIOUS SHOWS: …
VALENTINE. DEC 2012
A beautifully haunting ghost story for Christmas, this brand new show was created and written by the Company. Following a doomed love affair through a hundred years of history, from a turn-of-the-century Music Hall through a live 1940s radio show and beyond, it provided an evening of gentle chills and astounding adventures. Featuring stirring music, stunning puppetry, and a sinister ventriloquist’s dummy, the company stayed within the best traditions of Victorian fireside tales – with a uniquely contemporary twist.
RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET. JULY 2012
Our most recent production, Return to the Forbidden Planet was a sell out success, bringing all 70 members together at the very beautiful City Varieties Music Hall Theatre in Swan Lane. The response from parents and public alike was overwhelming.
If you’d like to get involved in the City Varieties Youth Theatre our next recruitment evening is 3rd September. For further information please contact: email@example.com, telephone 0113 2977043 or go to the City Varieties website.
“All three of the Directors’ creativity, positivity and enthusiasm is infectious and this is evident in the way the group responded to them tonight.”
“I really just wanted to say a massive thank you to the whole team for the showcase tonight, we have been totally blown away by the level of professionalism and it surpassed all of our expectations for a first showcase from a brand new group. It really feels like everyone is having an amazing, fun time and learning a craft without even realising it”
“We are so excited about the July performance and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this super talented group!”
The Fuse Theatre Project is aimed at young people with learning difficulties and disabilities working alongside young people from mainstream schools. I run weekly after school sessions supported by local 4Youth youth workers. The project runs in 6 areas across the county in Ryedale, Tadcaster, Richmond, Harrogate, Northallerton and at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. I now run the Ryedale and Tadcaster groups, having started with the Northallerton and Richmond groups.
Fuse is a great opportunity for young people to meet, work together, form positive relationships and gain skills through participation in professional theatre making and performance. We work towards a public performances in May and July each year.