Sunday, 21 October 2018

"ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE".......

You all remember this line from "AS YOU LIKE IT".
And many of you know how it continues.
Well, we at Aesop's Theatre truly believe it.
We look at the faces of the children when they are performing the pieces they have created in our Drama Workshops, and that tells us they love being up there acting out their chosen parts.
Why am I stating the obvious, you may well ask?
Simply because within our Company we don't just have actors and performers, we have all the essentials to create "theatre".
Everything we do; all the plays we perform; all the workshops we direct; are of our own making.
We have the benefit of skilled producers, directors, choreographers, musicians and all the rest that it takes to create live drama.
I am telling you this as few schools have such. Yes, independents can afford the luxury of trained drama teachers, but they are few and far between.
With us you get "the whole shebang".
If you are struggling to put on a production at your school, just give us a call, and we are here to help with every aspect.
I leave you with the thought, and some shots of us in action.
Albert......





Monday, 15 October 2018

THE FIGS HAVE RIPENED

Should we put it down to Global Warming?
I planted a fig tree in a tub 30 years ago. It is now in a prominent position in the garden and dripping with ripe fruit.
AESOP'S TOURING THEATRE COMPANY is not quite so old but, it too, is brim full of plays and workshops designed for Children's Centres, Nurseries, Primary Schools and sometimes even the Young Seniors.
NEXT YEAR we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of  "WORLD WAR II".
Our eponymous play has all the ingredients, Evacuation,  Anderson and Morrison Shelters, Rationing, Home Guard, Black Market and much more. With extracts of original speeches, air raid sirens, bombings, sound tracks and music of the era, not to mention authentic props and costumes, it really does inspire.
And, to those who still remember the Blackout, it will prove very emotional.
I guarantee any who lived through that terrible time will need a box of tissues handy for the ending.
Of course, it is a subject about which the children can have absolutely no concept; being taught by teachers who also have no concept of how it was.
A very dark subject, but we have injected some humour to ensure it is not only educational, but enjoyable as well.
As I leave you, take a look at some of these photos, Albert.....








Monday, 1 October 2018

THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS YET?

We are now into the third week of the Autumn term and soon the high streets will be canvassing their Christmas wares.
I don't want you to miss out on what we have to offer.
All the kids love a pantomime and many get lucky enough to go and see one. But it aint cheap!
Sadly, there are many who cannot afford it.
With us, the panto comes to you. We have something for everyone: kids, teachers and parents and, what's more, at a fraction of what it would cost at the local theatre.
Our most popular festive show is "The Gingerbread Man" for the nursery and infants.
But, let us not forget "The Hare & the Tortoise" and "The Ugly Duckling": all perfect for the same ages.
Of course, we also have a couple just perfect for the juniors, "Robin Hood" and "Aesop's Fables".
Take a look at the commendations and pictures under "PRODUCTIONS".
In the meantime, here are just a few samples....
Until next time, Albert.....