The ‘EX-Cite’ Project gave a group of 14 young people a week of drama, dance and singing workshops based at the Astor Theatre in Deal – with the resulting performances scheduled for a number of locations in the town and then, on the last day, ‘on Stage’ in the atmospheric setting of the theatre itself.
This CMMF Project saw a number of the residents of Thornage Hall, a Norfolk based Residential & Day Care Farm that works with people with special needs, being joined by a group of senior pupils from the nearby Aylsham High School, in staging a specially devised adaption of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’at the 2014 Autumn Fayre opening of their ‘new’ Barn Theatre.
This project linked to Denis and June Heath through their son Philip, involved a group of young people from Eastbrook High School devising a play for presentation to several classes of primary school pupils who were due to begin their secondary education at this location later in the year.
This project enable a group of young people to produce a film about how they see their lives – evolving from their own ideas, experiences and wish to have their voices heard in the aftermath of the disturbances that took place in their town – and, in particular, the more recent and tragic death of one of their friendship group.
This CMMF Project enabled a group of young people to initiate and develop two short plays about Domestic Violence – both portraying an issue that they felt had become a growing concern within their local community. Each play was entirely devised by the young people themselves and the resulting performances to other pupils within their school pulled no punches in showing the devastating effects of this form of behaviour – on both families and friends.