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.
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.
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.
See our short film called The Alien’s Amulet here…
‘WOLF GIRL’: Play about Rewilding , Written & Performed by pupils at Moretonhampstead Primary School