Youth Theatre Online: Into the Woods
Whilst our youth theatre workshops are suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are sharing weekly updates with theatre related online resources for our youth theatre. We’ve added the newsletter here in case it’s helpful for others too!
Week 5: 20/04/2020
Live Artist Q&As
Don’t forget our online live Q&A with theatre maker and LAMDA graduate Rosa Hesmondhalgh about Creating and Devising Your Work has been postponed to 11th May.
In the meantime, to help you prepare your questions for our Q&A, please watch the video of Rosa’s play Madame Ovary, filmed during her production’s run in Edinburgh (sent via email).
We’ll also do another online workshop at 3.30pm on Monday 27th April
Into The Woods: this week’s play screening
Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods weaves together many famous fairy tales in an allegorical story of family, love, growing up and the hazy areas between right and wrong.
Inspirational online resources
- Middle Child are screening Us Against Whatever performed at Hull Truck (many of you will have seen this when we performed Anything But This): – plus Middle Child have a fourth week of writing challenges for all you playwrights
- Battersea Arts Centre are sharing a boxset of performances on BBC iPlayer – please check individual performance age guidance as these will vary
- The National Theatre are screening a different play every Thursday. This week is Polly Findlay’s acclaimed production of Treasure Island, featuring Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), until Thursday 23 April
- Andrew Lloyd Webber is sharing his musicals online with The Show Must Go On – one every Friday for 48 hours
- Emma Rice’s Wise Children is showing on BBC’s iPlayer, filmed at York Theatre Royal – the age guidance is 14+
- Check out videos from behind the scenes in the West End’s Lion King – plus check out the useful content on Get Into Theatre’s website about careers in theatre
- Watch the Northern Lights from Canada every morning
- Check out a live stream Safari in South Africa every afternoon from 2pm
- Gareth Malone has set up an online choir, Great British Home Chorus, and rehearsals take place on You Tube
- Interesting Ted Talk lessons covering a host of subjects
- Mind The Gap are streaming their show ZARA – a giant outdoor theatre event for the whole family that appeared in Halifax and London in spring 2019
Looking forward to sharing more theatre resources next Monday and catching up on our online chat at 3.30pm. What did everyone think of Iphigenia In Splott?
Very best wishes,
Ruth, Matt and Matty 🙂