A group of Drama pupils at Rydal Penrhos enhanced their skills thanks to a special mini-tour.
The Year 10 pupils travelled to Llandovery College on Sunday, April 22, where they performed their interpretation of ‘An Inspector Calls’ to all in attendance at the event and answered some interesting questions about the Frantic Assembly style that they’d used.
Finally, they led the pupils in a workshop on how to ‘fly’ using the techniques they have used on stage.
The next day saw the group begin with a tour of the new Barn Theatre in Cirencester, seeing the state-of-the-art technical equipment, and this was followed by a performance of ‘An Inspector Calls’ for Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis.
The pupils joined other young people for an extended workshop which included a q/a session with actors from ‘The Secret Garden’, the choreography of a song from ‘Les Mis’, and finally the presentation of their opening scene to an audience including Daisy May Cooper, recent recipient with her brother of the Breakthrough Talent BAFTA Award.
English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle, said: “He (Iwan) gave some very helpful advice about developing role play, and using Stanislavski techniques.
“On the second evening, we were thrilled by the dynamic and imaginative performance of the musical ‘The Secret Garden’, seeing this new stage space used innovatively – we were particularly impressed by the stunning stage lighting effects, and by the talented actors who played so many instruments, as well as singing and acting.
“It was a very busy, but fulfilling, couple of days.”