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Frog Prince rehearsals

In a small hayloft in Leyland, preparations are underway for our latest touring production, ‘The Frog Prince and Other Peculiar Tales’ Thrashing out the staging of a one-woman show starring Liz Fitgerald-Taylor, mixing three stories together – The Frog Prince, … Continue reading

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Greek mask making and theatre workshops with Sarah

Last week I spent 2 fun filled days at Haveley Hey Community Primary School in Manchester. The children in year 5 had been learning all about the ancient Greeks, and invited me to the school to make some masks and … Continue reading

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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Perth, WA

Rachel has been having a great time making giant puppets on the theme of  ‘biodiversity’ with young people in the town of Kwinana with the Spare Parts Puppet education team. Making all k inds of silver animals at Gilmore College … Continue reading

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Petr Matasek UNIMA article

When DNA went to Australia in 2008 to perform at the UNIMA International Congress, Rachel attended a masterclass with the Czech DRAK theatre designer, Petr Matasek. After writing about her experiences for her Masters in fine Art, she has finally … Continue reading

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Shadow puppet workshop with Sarah at Wade Deacon High School, Liverpool.

A great morning of fun and puppetry at a fantastic school. Eager pupils came in on a Saturday morning to learn some new skills! An intensive few hours of cutting, sticking, music and laughter. The kids split into groups and … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps shadows at the Dukes, Lancaster

Our final session for 2009, was using our Early Years shadows resources and our overhead projector to play with light and shadows in the DT3 space at the Dukes. Appletree Children’s Centre invited parents and chldren to come and play, … Continue reading

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Youth Theatre Specialist Training in Barrow, Cumbria

Over the past few months we have been working with The Ashton Group’s Youth Theatre in Barrow, and artistic director Rachel Ashton on their  new production of ‘The Selkie Boy’ based on the traditional Celtic myth. We trained them in … Continue reading

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We’ve started to film little clips of simple making workshops you can do with your under 5 year old and posting them on youtube. So far, it’s the chicken licken shadow puppet and the atishoo! paper bird but we’ll keep … Continue reading

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