Thursday, 4 July 2013

John Thaw Foundation supports Neston Theatre School

Press Release

Professional theatre Company Little Actors Theatre, offers Neston Theatre School for children aged 2 1/2 - 11.  As a result of new funding we can offer 50% discounts for low income families and free places for children from unwaged families.   Funding comes from the John Thaw Foundation, Adactus Housing Association and CWaC Councillors Louise Gittins and Andy Williams.  The funders support our aims to make access to the arts possible for ALL children.

Neston Theatre School will be performing at the Leverhulme Drama Festival in April 2014. We will be creating a new play for the under 12s to compete with. If anyone would like to have a challenge for their child and be involved in a prestigious festival and the experience of working with professional actors/directors/writers, then come and join us.  The play will be performed at the Gladstone Theatre (and hopefully a venue in Neston).  No audition required.
 The project is being directed/scripted by Mike Lockley.  Natasha Symms will direct/choreograph the show and Samantha Giblin will produce the show and help with the ensemble direction.  The play will take the form of an ensemble with every child involved in the devising and staging of the play.  Devising so far has been influenced by the works of William Shakespeare.  The cast is supported by youth volunteers Jonathan Stevens, (12) Jessica Astbury (14) and Lucy Mothersdale (17) - all experienced members of InterACT Youth Theatre.  They bring their own performance experience from The Lowry, with the National Theatre Connections programme, to the rehearsal room to help and mentor the younger children.
For details about this and other projects offered by Little Actors in Neston please call Samantha on 0151 336 4302 or email