A group of sixteen talented and impassioned SWIFT students from Stratford-upon-Avon College devise their own twist on this old collection of tales!
This entertaining and fun, family show will take place on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April at 1.30pm and 7.30pm. The play will be performed in the college’s Gordon Vallins Studio. The set has been designed by some of the students and consists of cabaret-styled seating but with an atmosphere that gives off a tavern feel! The performance will be an exciting and uplifting experience with many different energetic stories, talking animals and even hot pokers being stuck up bottoms! The group cannot wait to perform and see you there to share the experience.
The SWIFT programme (also known as Learning Opportunities at Key Stage 4) offers learning opportunities for Year 10 and 11 students aged 14-16, giving them the opportunity to work towards exciting qualifications alongside their National Curriculum subjects at school. They study one day at week at college for two years and gain “hands-on” practical experience in a specialist training environment. This Performing Arts (Acting) course allows the students to study acting in all its aspects. Students have described the course as “an amazing opportunity in all respects” and “a course where we get more respect as developing actors”.
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories created by Geoffrey Chaucer, dated back to the 14th century. The stories are told by a group of pilgrims who are in a competition to tell the best story.
The students are also responsible for generating a considerate amount of the budget to meet the cost of this production and are seeking sponsorship from local businesses and the community. If you would like to contribute and help support the show then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Any support you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
Tickets are priced at £4 (£2 concessions).
Performances are taking place as follows:
Thursday 29th April 1.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday 30th April 1.30pm and 7.30pm
For ticket sales contact the box office on 01789 266245 between 9am and 5pm.
Posted on Thursday 22nd April 2010