DRA­MATIC WAY TO EN­JOY HALF TERM

Bril­liant week of drama and fun as work­shops set­tle into a new home

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

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

Kit

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