1702 Productions are bringing Peter Pan the Panto to The Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes in 2021! Collect your faith, trust and pixie dust – follow the second star on the right, and straight on ’til morning – because magic awaits you in Neverland! Starring CJ de Mooi, Steve Hewlett as Mr Smee & Lucy Rose Rollason as Peter Pan. Expect fun, laughter & cheer! In the event of the show being postponed due to further developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, your tickets will be moved to the rescheduled performance. Book with Confidence!
[masterslider id=”20″] We’ve been celebrating Harvest and Michaelmas this week. Bringing together all the achievements of the community we enjoyed a shared lunch of four different soups cooked by the houses and fresh bread from our Bakery served by the Cafe team. The celebrations saw the Theatre group perform part of the Stranger Danger play, with Teo posing as the big bad wolf, Tamsin and Andrew as the two of the little pigs, Lee as the Gasman and Liam as the policeman. Our Residents Forum presented a short film about recycling called Greener Camphill focussing on reducing food waste. Alison talked about what happens in the Tools Workshop with help from Luke. Art and Craft, Garden and Newsletter Workshops presented their work to the entire community. Of course, we sang a few songs led by Joan and all felt rather grateful for what this year has brought.
[masterslider id=”12″] Last month we were involved in the brilliant IF:Milton Keynes International Festival! We collaborated with people of various abilities on an improvisation around the theme of ‘Home’ entitled Back-to-Back. Our performers were given ‘stage’ directions and a camera ran across a track to record the various movements. It was great to be a part of a festival that celebrates Milton Keynes’ creativity.
Last month we took part in a wonderful partnership with the GIV project joining our theatre groups with local schools. GIV help local young people to build confidence, self-esteem and skills through supported volunteering so we got together to put on a show called ‘A Balloon For Granddad’ which was held in our Chrysalis Theatre. Everyone enjoyed our collaboration with inspiring young people and overall it was a great success! Thanks to Julia and everyone involved in the planning and preparation of the activity.
This week, it was the turn of The Drama Workshop & Thorny Croft to host this month’s Community Assembly. A fun yet classical version of Midsummer’s Night Dream with a twist exploring Shakespearean language. The piece was written in verse to help with learning lines, improving memory, using gestures to represent words, exploring accents, movement and body memory which allowed speaking whole sentences in gestures.