DRAMATIC WAY TO ENJOY HALF TERM
Brilliant week of drama and fun as workshops settle into a new home
BUDDING young actors had a dramatic half-term when they took part in a drama workshop.
Di Burnett Youth Theatre held its annual Perform in a Day workshops over halfterm.
There were four sessions for Kidactors, seven to 12 year olds, and one session for Teenactors, 11 to 18 year olds.
As always, each day had a separate theme for the youngsters to explore and form a performance around, including Lost and Found, Buying and Selling, Storms and Shipwrecks and Tension and Suspense.
Some of the youngsters donned Halloween fancy dress for the sessions.
Di Burnett, who runs the sessions with her children Elyot and Kim, said: “We had the most brilliant week of drama and so much fun. As always our workshops are about developing the individual and building up confidence, along with learning new stage skills and techniques. Most importantly the days are about having fun and making new friends, and feeling a real sense of achievement at the end of it all.”
The workshops were previously held at The Old Drill Hall in Bellingdon Road, but after the Sea Cadets, which owned the building, closed a new venue had to be sought.
Ms Burnett added: “Having been so sad to say goodbye to the Sea Cadets building we had to find new premises. We’re eternally grateful to all the lovely Sea cadets for having made us so welcome over the years, and we wish them all so much luck in their new ventures. I’m so sad that they’re no longer in Chesham. They do so much good community.
“But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining, and never underestimate the power of prayer. We’ve been made so welcome by St Mary’s Church, which is my regular church. The building is perfect for us.”
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Budding teen actors who took part in a half-term drama workshop run by Di Burnett
Above, Laila and Amy and above left, Paige and Lucy
CASTING CALL: Youngsters who took part in a perform in a day Halloween themed drama workshop in Chesham. Below right, Oliver and Alana
Kidactors: Philipe and