2016

FILM ‘MACBETH PAST AND FUTURE’ MADE BY PUPILS AT ABBOTSKERSWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Abbotskerswell Year 6 Pupils created a film helped by MED Theatre, to go some way towards explaining the malicious behaviour of the witches in Macbeth. They did this by looking at Macbeth’s childhood. The film was shown as part of the school’s performance of Macbeth, and included an epilogue which suggested how the curse might be lifted. MED Theatre mentored the children to create their own dual films to appear either side of their play all about the story of Macbeth. The first film explored why the witches decide to become so evil and what Macbeth and his friends may have done to them as children, and the second film looks at what could have happened to the witches after Shakespeare’s play Macbeth finishes, right down to the present.

LEAVERS’ PLAY WITH PUPILS AT KENTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

In July, MED Theatre spent time with Kenton Primary’s Year 6 class revisiting their most treasured memories from their time at Primary school. Over four sessions, MED led the young group through a series of games and devising exercises that culminated in the creation of an original script that placed its actors inside a video game. In order to escape the game and their evil captor (their beloved teacher, Mr Kay) the group had to complete a series of memory related tasks. The play was performed as part of their leavers’ assembly.

LEAVERS’ PLAY WITH PUPILS AT KENN PRIMARY SCHOOL

MED Theatre used drama techniques with students to explore favourite, funniest, scariest and most proud memories of their time at Kenn Primary School. They went on to devise (improvise and act out) a scenario of being reunited many years later in an old people’s home and sharing memories. This devised process led to a comical script which they presented as their leavers’ school play.

JANUARY 2016

RADIO PLAY WORKSHOP WITH WEST EXE SCHOOL

MED Theatre worked with drama students to prepare them for recording their own radio documentary feature

FEBRUARY 2016

SHORT STORY PROJECT WITH HATHERLEIGH, LEWTRENCHARD, SOUTH TAWTON AND NORTHLEW SCHOOL

MED Theatre mentored  Gifted and Talented children at four primary schools in the Hatherleigh area to write and record their own short stories, based on the theme of ‘Dartmoor Elements’.

The Alien's Amulet

See our short film called The Alien’s Amulet here…

JUNE 2016

‘WOLF GIRL’: Play about Rewilding , Written & Performed by pupils at Moretonhampstead Primary School