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CHALLENGE 1: Bottoms speech!

We are going to start posting challenges for the young people eat Silhouette Youth Theatre. Anyone can join in! Many of you know A Midsummer Nights Dream and the ‘death speech’ by Bottom at the end of Pyramus and Thisbe. Below is a copy of that speech. Pyramus O wherefore, Nature, didst thou lions frame?Since […]

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How can we help you?

Hello all! We are putting a plan in place to support you and to give you some creative input and energy. Some of the things we are going to do are: We have started to put scripts, music and links on our members area that you can access. We are going to do daily blog […]

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Next Generation – Day 4

We were all very excited because day 4 was devoted to spending time with Iqbal Khan, who recently directed Tartuffe and Othello at the RSC. Iqbal was brilliant and we tarted by looking at the Othello scene and the death of Desdemona. We talked through the text and really unpicked the scene bit by bit. […]

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Next Generation Direct – Day 3

We started the day by being introduced to the amazing Prasanna Puwanarajah (Director of Venice Preserved) and James Cotterill (Designer of Venice Preserved). They went through the design process and talked in detail about the challenges they faced with he play. They talked about how they come up with he decisions and the way they constructed […]

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Next Generation Direct – Day 2

On the way to day 2 we talked about how amazing the day before was. We couldn’t wait for day 2 and we knew that we would be working on text throughout the day. Many of us were still interested in the Measure for Measure text from the day before and we were dicussing how […]

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Next Generation Direct Day 1

On Monday 9th September we (Ashleigh, Janet, Amelia and Jade) went to the RSC in Stratford upon avon to start our journey with Next Generation Direct. We talked about our expectations on the drive to the RSC and we were excited, but nervous, about what the next 5 days would be about. We knew we […]

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Romeo and Juliet Tour – Day 1

We started our tour by having a discussion about the day ahead. It was obvious that everyone was nervous, but excited at the same time. We talked about the importance of telling a story and the fact that this play is incredibly relevant to today’s young people. We then had to sort out all our […]

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Romeo and Juliet

The journey started when we went to audition for the RSC production of Romeo and Juliet in 2018. We were incredibly lucky as 12 of our young people got a chance to be in the main production. This meant that we spent a lot of time IN stratford performing on the main stage – which […]

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