Brand New Facilities

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!

Day 4 of Summer School

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

Summer School 2017

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

set preparations

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

 

Cassie’s baby girl

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!!

 

Filming for Crystal Girls

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

 

Offers of help greatly appreciated!

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

 

Backwell Junior School Visit

schoolvisit1Learning in the Community – Backwell Junior School Visit

“We would just like to say a big thank you for your brilliant workshops yesterday when Year 4 came down to Backwell Playhouse.  The children enjoyed their experience so much and, while some of the children familiar with performing and doing drama activities had a great time, it was so great to see those children who have never been to a theatre having so much fun and learning lots.

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It is also a valuable part of our topic to find out about all the great resources on the doorstep and the experiences they can offer…You really inspire the children and we really appreciate you giving up your time to help…”

Jane and Ellie, Year 4 teachers, Backwell Junior School

 

AliCaT Easter Workshop 2017

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AliCaT Easter Workshop combines all the things that children love about AliCaT and also includes practical theatre skills such as designing and making sets and creating costumes. The daily sessions will work towards a unique performance, which will be devised (by the children!) and worked upon during the week.

The Easter Workshop is for children over the age of 7 years and there is a maximum of 25 places. The places are on a first come first serve basis so reserve your space ASAP if you are interested.

Venue: Backwell Playhouse, Backwell, BS48 3HT

Prices: The AliCaT Easter Workshop is priced at £96.00 (£24.00 per day). Fees are payable via PayPal, cash or cheque (made payable to AliCaT Children and Theatre).  This is a one off fee that includes the final production cost and resources.

Children need to come in comfortable clothing, with a packed lunch and bags of energy and imagination!

Thank you

The AliCaT Team

Sam Riddiford RADA Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

This is our story…Sam Riddiford, has just earned a place at Rada (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London), on a stage management course, starting in September 2016. His brother Jack Riddiford has just graduated from Rada, on the BA Hons Acting course. If you are at a loose end this weekend, pop along to Backwell Playhouse for Sam’s final production of ‘Ghost World’… All proceeds will go towards helping Sam fulfill his dream.
Obviousy I’m a very proud Mum!… Ali Milton Riddiford (Shaun Batt Media).

Archibald’s War Photographs! 2016

AliCaT Junior Production of Archibald’s War (June 2016)

Don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful photographs of the children taken during dress rehearsal of Archibald’s War.  Click on the link on our shop page and it will take you to an array of stunning portrait and performance photographs (Shaun Batt photography).  They are arranged in class order, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!  Enjoy…