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.....








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