Axminster youngsters test their performance skills at weekend drama workshop

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley - Credit: Archant

Young performers honed their skills at Axminster Drama Club workshop

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley - Credit: Archant

Youngsters in Axminster had the chance to develop their theatre skills with a weekend workshop at Axminster Primary Academy recently.

Organised by Axminster Drama Club (ADC), around forty children, aged between nine and 16, took part in a range of drama activities, including tutorials about lighting and sound, stage combat and make-up, as well as acting, choreography and singing.

As part of the workshop, they put together their own production of Matilda - the musical, which was compressed into a 20-minute production for parents, which they performed at the end of the weekend.

Jack Price, ADC chairman, said: “We are all really proud of what the children achieved over the weekend. When you consider that our shows normally take three to four months to put together, you could see how hard they worked to put on the performance at the end of two days.

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley - Credit: Archant


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The club is now considering running another weekend workshop, later in the year.

Tucker Stevens taught the children about stage combat.Picture: Leigh Conley

Tucker Stevens taught the children about stage combat.Picture: Leigh Conley - Credit: Archant

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley - Credit: Archant

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley

Youngsters took part in a two-day workshop run by Axminster Drama Club. Picture: Leigh Conley - Credit: Archant

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