New classes for young actors

BUDDING film and stage stars of the future can take their first steps on the road to fame this summer at a special series of workshops.The acting and drama classes are being held at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion and will be targeted at children aged from five to 15.

BUDDING film and stage stars of the future can take their first steps on the road to fame this summer at a special series of workshops.

The acting and drama classes are being held at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion and will be targeted at children aged from five to 15.

The Felixstowe-based East Anglia School of Acting is holding the workshops for three different age groups.

For five to eights, sessions will include simple games for imagination and teamwork, and those taking part will be taught how to act out a story after it has been told to them. The sessions will be called Story Book and Our Noisy World.


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Nine to 11 year olds will be involved in theatre games and team-building activities, and will also act out stories from history, or create dramas using well-known characters.

Their activities will include The Time Machine and The Excellent Energy Wheel.

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The older youngsters – the 12 to 15s – will be taught stage skills by professional, qualified tutors and sessions will include improvisation techniques, characterisation, script interpretation and theatre games.

The sessions will take place on Mondays: July 22 and 29, Tuesdays July 23 and 30, and Friday August 2.

Each day will feature nine to 11s sessions from 10am to 1pm, and five to eights from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The 12 to 15s will meet on Mondays from 5pm to 7.30pm.

There will be a short break in all sessions for food and drink, which children are advised to bring with them.

All sessions must be booked and paid in advance. Tickets are £7.50 for five to 11 year olds, and £8.00 for 12-15s, available from the box office on 01394 282126. There is a discount of £1.00 when booking three or more workshops

Further details available from the theatre of East Anglia School of Acting on 01394 275050.

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