Skelton and Brotton Parish Council Funds Play in a Day Workshops
Following the success of the Play in a Day workshops in 2018, Skelton & Brotton Parish Council again funded two of these sessions during the school summer holidays in 2019. The workshops were led by Charley, Rich and Lauren from Barking Up The Right Tree Theatre Company, One was held at St Peter’s School, Brotton, the other at Skelton Civic Hall.
The children aged 6 to 11 and from the Skelton & Brotton Parish area, spent the day learning a short play - their own version of Arthur and Excalibur including songs and dances from the Greatest Showman complete with bowler hats and dancing canes! The day was focused on fun, silliness, drama and sword fighting with balloon swords and confidence building. They performed the play - a spectacular show - to their parents/carers at the end of the day. Feedback was excellent, with many of the children from the first session wanting to attend the next session.
The Workshops have proved to be a very popular addition to the existing participatory Summer events already provided by the Parish Council to their young residents.
Brotton Play in a Day Workshop
Skelton Play in a Day Workshop