Encore on Stage
Shakespeare Shake-up,
22nd-25th June 2022

ENCORE YOUTH THEATRE is the junior division of the Sinodun Players where we run weekly theatre classes for children between the ages of 5 and 19.

FIRSTLIGHTS

Our youngest members, year 1 and 2 children, start in Firstlights, where we cover the foundation skills and build on these each week to get the children’s training off to a strong start! We often hold informal sharings of work for families and friends.

FOOTLIGHTS

Footlights is for year 3-5 children and we work on further skills including ensemble building, storytelling, poetry as well as sharing scripted and devised performances.

LIMELIGHTS

Limelights children are in year 6 and 7 and continue to develop their skills with more detailed explorations into areas such as improvisation, radio, and Shakespeare to name but a few.

SPOTLIGHTS

Year 8-10 students are in Spotlights where we have previously looked at Shakespeare, ensemble theatre and storytelling through movement.

TWILIGHTS

Our final group for students in year 11 upwards is Twilights. The Twilights is a smaller group who previously have explored topics such as naturalistic theatre and devised theatre around a stimulus.

SESSIONS

We are privileged to be able to hold our weekly sessions in the studio at The Corn Exchange which brings opportunities for tours around the theatre, classes on the stage and of course shows, whether this be an Encore show, a play created in a week or the annual pantomime.

WORKSHOPS

Alongside our regular Encore classes, we run holiday workshops where children work together every day for a week to create a play which we then perform to an invited audience on the Friday. During the week students make props, gather costumes, create characters, learn lines and make friends. We have performed in both the studio and on the main stage and it is a brilliant opportunity for children to experience the work of the theatre along with all the technical side that goes along with it.

Another huge bonus to joining Encore is the opportunity to be part of the Sinodun Players’ (award-winning) pantomime! Something students start asking about in the summer!!

CLASSES AND START TIMES

FIRSTLIGHTS
     Firstlights: (school years 1 and 2): 3.40–4.20pm
FOOTLIGHTS
     Footlights (school years 3–5) : 4.30–5.20pm
LIMELIGHTS
     Limelights (school years 6 and 7): 5.40–6.35pm
SPOTLIGHTS
     Spotlights (school years 8–10): 6.55–7.50pm
TWILIGHTS
     Twilights (Elite) (school year 11 up to 19 years): 8.00–9.00pm

Classes take place on Wednesdays in term time, at the Corn Exchange Theatre.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

For more information, contact Diana, EncoreYouth@SinodunPlayers.org.uk.