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Summer theatre project for imaginative children aged 7 to 11

Four young adults smiling at camera; the Paddleboat company

Imaginative young people aged 7 to 11 are invited to create stage play with professionals during the summer holiday.

PaddleBoat Theatre Company are offering children the chance to put together a piece of original drama and perform on the Northcott stage.

The inventive Exeter company, which is known for its distinctive and playful approach to theatre, will guide youngsters through a week of storytelling, puppetry, music, design, acting and directing.

Professional practitioners – the company is an associate of the Northcott – will focus on the intrepid journalist, Clare Hollingworth, who was credited with the scoop of the century when she broke news of World War II from the Polish border in 1939.

At the end of the week, friends and family will be invited to the Exeter Northcott Theatre to watch the children perform the work on stage.

Katy Dash, Artistic Director of PaddleBoat, said: “We can’t wait to work with imaginative and creative children in Exeter to explore the life of an incredible woman – Clare Hollingworth.

“Whether you have loads of experience performing or you want to try drama for the first time, this week will be such a lot of fun.”

When:  Tues 28th August to Sat 1st September, 10:30-3:30 (10-12:30 on Saturday)

Who:     Aged 7-11 years old on course start date – no previous theatre experience required.

Where: Roborough Studios, Exeter University Campus – with a performance at Exeter Northcott Theatre on Saturday

What:   We will spend a week exploring storytelling, puppetry, music, design, acting and directing – everything you could possibly need to create a brand new piece of theatre. We will be looking at the Second World War, and in particular looking at the story of Clare Hollingworth – the intrepid journalist on the frontline as the war began. At the end of the week, friends and family will be invited to the Exeter Northcott Theatre to see what we have created.

How to apply: send an email to Lisa at [email protected]

How much: £150 per child

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