Myrtle Theatre Company, Bristol: project designs for looked after children and music

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    Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 - 16:02

This visualisation shows the main elements in the Myrtle Theatre Company project, Bristol, with looked after children. Click on the dots for more information.

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Waypointwaypoint/recruitment-young-peopleRecruitment of young people339.0492.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/workshop-rehearsalsWorkshop / rehearsals497.0391.0""#0000002
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This visualisation shows the main elements in the Myrtle Theatre Company project, Bristol, with looked after children. Click on the dots for more information.


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Partners and objectives

Partners

Myrtle Theatre Company (www.myrtletheatrecompany.co.uk)
Bristol CYPS, Corporate Parenting
Bristol Education for Children Looked After Service, Bristol CYPS

Myrtle Theatre Company  recruit in partnership with Bristol ECLAS a cohort of 25 primary aged looked after children, 3 young singing leaders and 12 Foster Carers, write with them a 22 minute Opera Adventure and perform it in front of an audience of 200 carers, parents, musicians and children’s service professionals.

Staffing and recruitment

Myrtle Theatre Company recruited a composer, a writer, singers, a designer and a choreographer.

Training programme

For 18 (12) musicians
2 ECLAS staff
12 Foster carers
3 Young Singing Leaders (ongoing only)

Content: awareness of the world of looked after children and ongoing planning, discussion and reflection around each session.

Recruitment of young people

Co-ordinated by two members of ECLAS staff.

Workshop / rehearsals

The children and adults were actively involved in composing the story, lyrics and music. A Short Operatic Adventure: a 22 minute opera, was developed and rehearsed.

Final performance

Morning: musicians technical. Afternoon: children and carers (dress). 6.45pm Performance.

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