If you haven’t guessed already, the Panto is Jack and the Beanstalk! Oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is! It is selling as fast as a beanstalk grows, so do book sooner rather than later.
We had a fab day at the Open Day, trying on costumes, planting our own magic beans, listening to stories and planning some theatre trips for the Autumn season.
Coincidentally we ran into the director of Rapunzel Andrew Breakwell at the train station over the summer. I was trying to keep the kids quiet by getting them to imagine what our umbrella could be, if it wasn’t an umbrella, a broomstick, a magic wand etc etc. It’s a game that immediately gives you away as a drama teacher, so we got talking.
Specially written for younger children, and told in an inventive visual, physical style, Rapunzel is a delightful story about the curiosities and joys of growing up. It’s the perfect Christmas treat for 4 – 8 year-olds and their families.
Theatre for grown ups
Here are the in house shows at Nottingham Playhouse for grown ups coming before then:
Sadly I missed 1984, one of my all time favourite books, but I did catch up with Louise and Jen on Twitter, who both went, here’s what they had to say:
— Louise Edwards (@mygorgeousboys) September 18, 2013
— Jen Stanbrook (@lovechicliving) September 18, 2013
I’m looking forward to a night with the Nottingham Playhouse brochure, a hot chocolate and a highlighter.