CORN EXCHANGE, WALLINGFORD
ENCORE IN PANTOMIME!
A huge bonus to joining Encore is the opportunity to be part of the Sinodun Players' (award-winning) Pantomime. We were all very impressed with the maturity, quality of acting and positivity all the Encore members had whilst being part of this year's Panto. It seems the NODA Regional Representative, Rob Bertwistle, thought similarly saying "The Encore chorus (I saw Group A I believe) worked well and again knew all the actions and words. I'm sure the other group were just as well drilled and slick."
Two members of Encore's Spotlights class played the important role of Peter the Parrot and were specifically mentioned by Rob who said "Peter the Parrot was played by Eoin Rasmussen on the night I attended from Group A. This was a lovely little cameo for a young actor who is possibly appearing on stage for the first time. Eoin used the acting area well and had perfected some great bird-like moves. Try to keep the voice projected though which is doubly important if a mask is worn. I'm sure George Scurr's Peter Parrot was just as convincing." Taking part in panto is a very special privilege that Encore children greatly enjoy each year.
We are especially delighted to announce that the 2018 pantomime Cinderella, again won the Oxfordshire Drama Network "pantomime of the year" competition! Congratulations to all those involved in this brilliant production.
PERFORMING AT THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE CORN EXCHANGE
40 years ago the Corn Exchange was opened by Sir Peter Hall, a Director of the ground-breaking National Theatre on London’s South Bank. It was therefore entirely appropriate that his actor/Director son Edward Hall was invited to re-open the Corn Exchange after the massive refurbishment. So despite the dreadful weather, ice and snow, Encore children battled in to perform at the Grand Reopening ceremony. As representatives of the Youth group and the future of the Sinodun Players, it was fantastic for Encore to be there.
Encore 'Twilight' members Amy-Jo and Sebastian Avery performed in a piece from Hay Fever with other members of the Sinodun Players. Sian McLaughlin and Alex Payne kept our VIPs served with refreshments and Sian and Seb Avery introduced film snippets showing some of Encore's work. Everyone involved felt the spirit of Dunkirk was evident throughout the exciting and truly memorable evening. As the young presenters said, such talent ensures the continuing future of the Corn Exchange.
NEW CLASSES AND START TIMES
Firstlights: (school years 1 and 2): 3.55–4.25pm
Footlights (school years 3–5) : 4.30–5.25pm
Limelights (school years 6 and 7): 5.30–6.25pm
Spotlights (school years 8–10): 6.40–7.35pm
Twilights (Elite) (school year 11 up to 19 years): 7.45–9pm
Classes take place on Wednesdays after school in term time, at the Corn Exchange Theatre (unless otherwise notified). There are usually 10 classes per term (excluding half terms).
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
For more information, contact Diana, EncoreYouth@SinodunPlayers.org.uk.
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