CASE OF THE SHRUNKEN MOON

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Partners: Primary Schools Merseyside, Arts Council England

Aim: This project responded to local teachers’ concerns that there was little provision linking the curriculum to Holocaust memorial activities. It also created an opportunity for the Brindley to further establish itself as a producing venue.

Project Description: 

This project responded to local teachers’ concerns that there was little provision linking the curriculum to Holocaust memorial activities. It also created an opportunity for the Brindley to further establish itself as a producing venue. I secured funding from ACE to develop a children’s show that drew on Klezmer music and Jewish folklore. The performance combined music, dance, puppetry, and theatre. Primary schools across Halton received the show and a workshop package for the whole school at a subsidized cost of just £250 per school. The project also provided CPD and employment to five developing artists. The show has gone on to be performed in Chester, Manchester and St Helens and a number of festivals.

‘I’ve learned a lot about Theatre in Education. Creating a show from scratch and seeing kids respond to it was brilliant. Its helped me to get a foot hold in the business’ – Ellie Griffiths – Hens Teeth Theatre

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