Make a Play in a Day Family Festival

20 Feb

Calling all young creators, performers and storytellers... Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre have a day full of fun, stories, craft and more for you this half term!

To celebrate the upcoming exhibition Noël Coward: Art & Style and LGBT+ History Month you are cordially invited to join us for the Make a Play in a Day workshop. Throughout the day of events you'll enjoy Drag Queen Story Time, puppet making, costume design, script writing and performing. You'll end the day with a mini-play ready for the stage which you can show to your family, Noël would be proud!

Book your FREE tickets for the event over on Eventbrite where you'll find more info. Can't wait to see you there!

20 February, 10.30am - 4pm - full programme:

10.30-11.20 - Storytelling

The day will start with Drag Queen Story Time, with storytelling and song by the stunning Topsie Redfern. Topsie will take you on a journey of being your true self, and will open your eyes to the importance of performance, character and costume.

10-minute break

11.30-12.30 - Create a costumed character

Find out about the multifaceted Noël Coward - playwright, composer, director, actor, singer, and spy! Then join the wonderfully creative Arkem Walton on a journey through character and costume design and make your very own puppet. Perhaps you can fashion your own costume too.

1hr Lunch Break

13.30-14.30 - Make a scene

Set the scene in your space turning your home into a theatre with scene-setter extraordinaire Shelton Lindsay (who will be joining you all the way from New York!). Your potted plants will become a forest or your soft toys animals on the savannah.

10-minute break

14.40-16.00 - Put words in their mouths and put on a show

Noël Coward was known for his quips, wit and humour. In this workshop, you'll be tasked with creating your own witty interaction to make your audience chuckle and bring your characters to life. You'll have time to practice and take to the stage should you want to.

Take a bow and say goodbye!