Friday, 22 July 2022

READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

We performed our last play for this school year today and the kids in Bromley loved the Gingerbread Man. Actually, we are not quite finished yet as we are performing it again tomorrow afternoon for an SEN group in Surrey. After that, one or two August bookings before we have our annual break-not that it will be anything special this year, what with the problems travelling. Thankfully, we have nothing booked that can go wrong, and will most probably stick with the UK, fuel prices permitting! I shall keep my mobile close by as, from past experience, we tend to get a flurry of enquiries as the new school year approaches. I sometimes wonder if teachers are taken by surprise when they have to return to school. I certainly was as a school kid. Sadly, and in keeping with everything else, we have been obliged to increase our fees, albeit modestly and, as we have always promised, we will respond to cries for help where funding is tight. Enough about us, let's hear from you out there. Tell us through our contact page what is occuring in your neck of the woods. Or send me an email to info@aesopstheatre.co.uk or a text or call to 07836 731872. You may even access us through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter etc. We would dearly love to hear from you. That's it for now. Be back soon, Albert.....

Monday, 27 June 2022

INTERESTING TIMES!

It is not only about education.We can offer far more. For example, take the last couple of weeks. I Jubilee Celebration booking, a Peter Pan workshop and a Midsummer's Night fun adaptation for the little ones. All these came at once and we were busy writing scripts, devising scenes, creating characters and rehearsing lines. The aim was to ensure we gave our clients performances that would be remembered and acted out by the children many more times. All this and still we were conducting Drama Workshops and performing our Popular Plays. As we approach the end of the school year, we are ready for a surge in bookings now we are learning to live with Covid. I will be manning the phones and checking the emails to ensure nothing passes us by. Despite rising costs, particularly in travelling, we intend to remain competitive and will not be beaten on price or value. I will leave you now with a glimpse of waht we have achieved this month. Until next time, Albert....

Sunday, 29 May 2022

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

We had a monor hiccup. Not sure if you are aware, but something called COVID hit us badly. In fact, it can truly be said we earned a rather long holiday while schools were opening and shutting and everyone (apart from one person I need not name) was following ever more complex and misconstrued regulations and rulings. Fair to say, the country was in chaos. This said, however, Aesop's Touring Theatre Company was determined to keep going and that is what we did. Through thick and thin and with little financial help, we managed to keep our heads above water. Well, thankfully that is all now behind us and we are back in full swing. We have created many new Drama Workshops and with the Jubilee celebrations coming up, we are taking many bookings. 20th Century Monarchs is typical of the enquiries we have been receiving and this month has been our busiest since before the pandemic began. With the present emphasis on being "green" and protecting the environment, our ecological play "Robin Hood Rescues the Forest" has come to the fore. I will leave you now with some pictures from that production. Back with you soon, Albert.....