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Success for Neston's Little Actors at Leverhulme Drama Festival

Author: Samantha Giblin Published: 17th June 2014 12:32

This year, for the first time, Little Actors Theatre entered a group of young actors in the under 14s category of the Leverhulme Drama Festival.

LATC - Leverhulme Drama FestivalDirectors (l-r) Mike Lockley, Natasha Symms and Samantha

Director/writer Mike Lockley created a new play called 'Shakespeare's Dream' for the cast aged from 5-13 years. Mike, along with Natasha Symms (choreography/director) and Samantha Giblin (producer/director), led the children through the 8 month project to a great achievement.

Little Actors did not know what to expect so the team was delighted when we were awarded the Adjudicator's Trophy for Originality and Endeavour. Plus three of the young cast received nominations for the Best Actor Award. We are very proud of the nominees Jessie Jenkinson and Joshua Stevens both aged 10 and Jonathan Stevens aged 13.

The adjudicator, Bev Clark of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, was pleased that Little Actors Theatre tackled Shakespearean material with such young children. The five page written adjudication was complimentary and gave fair critique in equal measure.

The staff, parents and Neston community are delighted with the children's achievement. LATC would like to thank the funders for their support - The John Thaw Foundaiton, Cheshire Community Foundation, Adactus Housing Association and CWaC Councillors Louise Gittins and Andy Williams. The funding made it possible to participate in the project for as many children as wanted to.

Little Actors Theatre is a Registered Charity that offers access to the arts for all children regardless of economic background or experience. Coming next is our hugely successful summer performing arts course in August. Funding enables LATC to offer free places for low income families.

Details on all the activities from 0151 336 4302 or www.littleactorstheatre.com.

LATC - Leverhulme Drama Festival


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Samantha G
At 10:13 on 18th June 2014, Samantha G commented:
So proud of my team and our young cast!!!!

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