As part of the Arts Council England funded project, Moor Voices, MED Theatre are offering schools across Dartmoor and Exmoor the free opportunity to take part in creative workshops. Utilising up-to-date research into local Bronze Age history and links with Greek mythology, MED will explore with pupils life in the Bronze Age and the role of women in the communities of our past. Teachers, open our newsletter to read more about how to access our opportunities…
In January and February we were invited to run an after-school drama club in Winkleigh primary school. Education officer Sarah Sharp took the lead in delivering four fun drama workshops that developed the children’s presentational skills, using two Dartmoor stories – The Hunted Hare and The Cavalier of Blackaton Tor – as material.
In January and February 2019 we worked with gifted and talented pupils from four primary schools who came to work with us at Hatherleigh. These also included Northlew, Lewtrenchard and Winkleigh schools. They wrote and recorded an audio play based on the myth of the Tinner of the Redbrook.
In February and March 2018, MED Theatre worked with gifted and talented students from four schools in the Hatherleigh area (Hatherleigh, Northlew, Lewtrenchard and Winkleigh) to create and perform poems about Devon animals through the seasons. You can listen here
Students are invited to sample MED Theatre’s rural community tour of our newly written play ‘The Howling’. MED Theatre has been touring community plays for over
three decades, and is a unique example of community theatre from Devon; this play is no exception.