We all warn our children about straying from the path provided, to not deviate, keep close at all times, and even though we understand they have to make their own way in the world. We also have the responsibility to make sure that they don’t get hurt, become embroiled and hang with the wrong crowd, that they, unlike Little Red, find fascination with the wolf who wears its fur with pride, who has the smooth pick up line and casual interesting manner.
Every show at this time of year is special, it the one that can bring families together, that good will is truly spread with and the one that children get their first taste of the uniqueness of drama to express emotion, the much used phrase magic of the theatre is not wrong when it comes to this special time of year, as each wide eyed child, each grinning parent could attest to in the Unity Theatre’s fabulous show for 2016, Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf.
Cast: Michael Lattin-Rawstrone, Rebecca Rogers, Simone Lewis.
It is sometimes overlooked that people under the age of 16 have opinions, their beliefs and thoughts are quite often more insightful that those in their 40’s, what they lack is just someone to listen carefully, the result, if heeded, could be surprising.
Action Transport Theatre revel in this approach and in Statik, the theatre group’s premise holds fast and makes the most of their interaction and questioning of the younger section of society on certain aspects of life. It is an approach that brings fascinating results and for that alone Action Transport Theatre should be applauded.
Cast: Nanou Harry, Sarah Hawkins, Simone Lewis, Mark Winstanley.
There are times when silence speaks louder than words can ever hope to do so. Whether in anger, contempt or in happiness, the silence, the lack of communication can be deafening and more acute than a random sentence thrown together in praise or sadness.