The Easter holidays have meant one thing to me… time to prepare for the next children’s show… ‘There’s a Sunflower in my Supper’ by AliCaT Foundation children…
It has been such fun creating such a beautiful set (designed by Shaun Batt), bright and cheery lighting (designed by Sam Riddiford, RADA) and costumes (made by Sarah Cunningham, www.thelittlevonsewcompany.co.uk) .I cannot wait for the children to see it for the first time here at our fabulous venue, Backwell Playhouse!
Here’s a sneaky look…
There’s a Sunflower in my Supper…
AliCaT Easter Workshop – Monday 26th March – Thursday 29th March 2018
An exciting opportunity for children aged 7+ to experience the ‘process of theatre’ in our 4 day workshop, in a real theatre setting. We work together to devise a story, develop characters, design a set, plot lights, create our own costumes and all to share with friends and family at the end of the week. Come along and enjoy developing your creative side and make some really good friends along the way! Use the contact page for more information and secure your place! Look forward to seeing you… Ali & Susie X
ALICAT KITTENS – FOR CHILDREN AGED 2-3 YEARS
A new AliCaT Kittens class will be starting soon. An opportunity for children from 2 – 3 years to enjoy the AliCaT theatre experience. A fun interactive class involving singing, movement, storytelling, Makaton and RYE (Research on Yoga in Education).
The classes will be held at our beautiful venue Backwell Playhouse on Tuesday mornings at 11.00am – 11.45am.
For more details and to book a free trial please use the contact page or telephone Ali directly on 0791 762 6388.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER OF THE BACKWELL ROCKS CHALLENGE
For more information on how to get involved please visit the Facebook page Backwell Rocks
AliCaT pre school is lucky to be involved in a Backwell Rocks challenge this week. AliCaT is hiding a very special gift to the children somewhere in the theatre. Who ever finds it will be able to pass on the challenge, who will find him? and where will he hide next?
Backwell Rocks Challenge at Pre School
Welcome back to Term 2 at AliCaT
I hope everyone has had a great October half term break. Just to keep you up to date, our foyer is slowly progressing but it promises to be worth the wait!
Thank you so much for your patience and support during this period, I hope to announce the full unveiling very soon, where you can once again enjoy the theatre foyer and it’s brand new facilities.
Just a little reminder Term 1 finishes today 20th October 2017 and Term 2 begins again Monday 30th October 2017. Thanks to everyone for a great first term! All shows have been cast and rehearsals are well underway!
Shows for AliCaT Children and Theatre 2018:
Foundation – “There’s a Sunflower in my Supper” (April 21 and 22)
Junior – “The Blue Bottle” (June 23 and 24)
Senior – “Through the Looking Glass” (July 14 and 15)
JANUARY 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th 2018
It is with great excitement AliCaT is able to announce their involvement with Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company’s Pantomime ‘Mother Goose’. Children from AliCaT will be performing in January 2018 and tickets are going fast! If you would like to find out more or purchase tickets visit www.backwellplayhouse.co.uk ,Box Office: 0117 963 3586 or contact us ASAP
11th September 2017 – day one
Welcome back everyone. I hope you have all had a great summer break and are feeling refreshed and ready to start another exciting year of theatre. Projects are in place, dates have been finalised and now I’m looking forward to seeing all the AliCaT children and parents, both old and new and working together to produce the very best theatre experience for all!
Best wishes Ali x
Betty Friedan “Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question…’IS THIS ALL?”
See below for more photographs of our Junior Summer School Workshop 2017 at Backwell Playhouse Theatre www.backwellplayhouse.co uk
BACKWELL PLAYHOUSE RENOVATIONS
Our beloved little theatre is getting a make over…Today was day one of improvements to the Foyer area…new bar, a new colour, new flooring, new seating arrangements
…cannot wait to see the results!
FLOWER POWER BALLOON MAKING
Another fun packed day at our beloved little theatre! www.backwellplayhouse.co.uk It always surprises me how much you can achieve when an enthusiastic group of children get together to create theatre. It’s a time when you get to know each other properly, building friendships and bonds that hopefully remain in children’s memories…
Workshops today included, 1960’s makeup, flower power balloon making and set preparations…final performance tomorrow at 4pm
1961 – Berlin gets a new wall
1962 The Beatles first single ‘Love me do’
1964 – Nelson Mandela Imprisoned…Capturing the effects of apartheid
1968 “The Incredibles”
1968 First Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet
WELCOME TO THE 1960’s
Day 3 and rehearsals are well underway for our final project to be performed on Friday 4th August (4pm), at Backwell Playhouse… www.backwellplayhouse.co.uk. Here are just a few of the historical events we have been learning about in Junior Summer School this year.
Today the children designed their own costumes and the final projections for our 1960’s ‘eye’ have been programmed. It’s looking great!
Tomorrow’s workshops are:
1960’s hair and makeup
stage lighting design
TICKETS: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME ALONG TO SEE THE FINAL PERFORMANCE, NO NEED TO BOOK BECAUSE IT’S FREE TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING A REAL THEATRE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUNG ENTHUSIASTIC CHILDREN…JUST TURN UP AND ENJOY!
IT’S GREAT MUSIC TOO!
4PM FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST AT BACKWELL PLAYHOUSE, MARINER’S DRIVE, BS48 3HT
Congratulations to Cassie and her beautiful baby girl! Thank you for coming to visit on our last AliCaT session today before the summer break. Already signed her up for AliCaT pre school in 3 years!!
Senior’s welcome Cassie’s baby girl
Crystal Girls, written by Cassie Brooks and performed by AliCaT Seniors.
Here’s a sneaky peek at what the AliCaT Seniors have been up to…
With the help of ‘green screen’ we hope to achieve some great projections to make Crystal Girls very sci fi. Come see their production to find out more!
Saturday 15th July and Sunday 16th July at 7.30pm.
Tickets available through our contact page
June and July 2017
It’s that time of year! With end of year productions looming in June and July, AliCaT would greatly appreciate any help with front of house duties, i.e. running of bar/refreshments and simple box office duties…no experience necessary, just your time and a friendly smile! Please let us know on the contact page and we will all be very grateful! Many thanks…x
FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS IN JUNE AND JULY 2017:
Junior – Out of this World Senior – Crystal Girls