Tuesday 25th June, 2013
NIGHTS - Next session:
25th June, 2013
Drama Taster Workshop
new youth theatre project starting for 13-19 year olds on Dartmoor
called Dartmoor in World War One. Come along to our taster
workshop in Chagford to try it out.
the Shadow of the Vikings - Community
Theatre's new community play followed the story of Aelfthryth, a
Dartmoor girl who became queen of England in the 10th century. The
play charted the politics of the time from the point of view of
Devon, creatiing a vivd and moving account of the end of the Anglo-Saxon
play toured to Manaton, Mary Tavy, Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead
village halls in March 2013, and was well attending by regular and
2012 - a
Dartmoor festival of young people's playwriting
a dramatic collection of five short plays performed over two evenings
on 30th November and 1st December 2012 at Moretonhampstead Parish
Hall, which explored the themes of water, the Dartmoor environment
and much more through the eyes of teenagers. The production was
a Wild Nights Young Company production, part of MED Theatre's year
long Catchment programme for young people supported by the Arts
Council England and the National Lottery.
outdoor dance-theatre performance
was a new dance-theatre outdoor performance developed by MED Theatre,
interweaving the ecology and folklore of the controversial animal
into a poetic melange of storytelling, movement and music.
was performed in The Sentry, Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh Orchard
on two beautiful days in September 2012.
Theatre's new community play toured to Dartmoor venues in March
2012. The play explored the contemporary and relevant themes of
water catchments and school catchments. Contact us if you would
like to buy the video.
for further details
Theatre staged a new comic play by writer Vanessa McCartney inspired
by the research of Sabine Baring-Gould on the acts of wife-selling
on Victorian Dartmoor. The play was performed in Moretonhampstead
Parish Hall on the weekend of November 19th 2011 to a sold out audience.
FORD ON DARTMOOR
Nights Young Company performed their play John Ford's Story
at Buckland Abbey and Burrator Reservoir on 24th/25th September
2011. The performance took the audience into the 17th century world
of Dartmoor's little-known playwright John Ford, through a 17th
century style fair, along with a film and striking performance including
acting, music and dance.
LIFE IN TREES
Theatre carried out the third workshop in their Trees series on
Sunday 8th May as part of the National Trust's Full Bloom Festival
that took place at Parke in Bovey Tracey. Drama exercises and games
were used to explore a story about an orchard from greek mythology,
which effectively came to life as the workshop was taking place
in the setting of an actual orchard. Family participants learnt
about how and why trees are important to us ecologically and personally.
out for our next tree workshop later on this year!
family learning participants workshopped the importance of trees
in our everyday lives and explored folklore inspired by trees, on
Friday 25th February at the National Trust property Castle Drogo.
They used drama and storytelling to bring to life the stories with
professionals from MED Theatre.
VIDEO GAME PROJECT
this innovative project a group
of 13 - 19 year olds creates a video game from scratch, based on
a play young people wrote about the flooding of a Dartmoor valley
to make a reservoir and the mixed local reaction.
information on how to get your copy of the game, contact MED Theatre
Nights Young Company
Wild Nights Young Company are MED Theatre's young theatre company
who plan, write and perform their own plays. At the end of 2011
the company performed their site-specific play John Ford's Story
at the Buckland Abbey, and also at Burrator Resevoir.
Nights Young People's Company is open to anyone aged between 13
and 19 years of age.
The company meets every Tuesday evening 7-9 pm in
the MED Theatre Studio in Moretonhampstead.
November this year they will be performing original plays they have
written and directed as part of Dartfest 2012.
more information contact MED at
Lights and Bright Nights
clubs meet every Tuesday evening during term time.
The meetings are:
5-5.45pm for the 8-10 year old Bright Lights, and
5.45-6.45pm for the 10-12 year old Bright Nights.
The members of the clubs currently work on play writing one week
and the alternate week on drama games and exercises.The groups meet
in the MED Theatre Studio in Moretonhampstead.
more information contact MED Theatre at