Feeling disillusioned with politics? These young parties will have you queuing up to vote for them...in 20 years time!
In my continual quest to keep my regular drama classes relevant and interesting, this week I ventured into the murky realms of the 2015 Election. I wanted to see if I could get the group 'pumped up' about politics. I was pleasantly surprised to find that when asked what was happening in the world on Thursday 7 May, they responded with a resounding cry of "um, the election...duh!".
I was off to a good start.
Great theatrical events can happen anywhere, not just in theatres. Sometimes you don't need a huge great set, elaborate costume changes and hundreds of lighting cues - don't get me wrong, that stuff is good but all you really need are talented performers, a great story and an interesting way of telling that story with emotion, humour and sensitivity. And a space for the performers and a space for the audience. If your story is worth telling, the audience will listen anywhere. This is what happened on Saturday 18 April at Gressenhall Village Hall when I was in the audience for the premiere performance of 'Momentous Times'.