Puppeting the mind and the imagination!
ClassAction practitioners welcomed celebrated theatre company Les Enfants Terribles to Godalming. We were lucky to catch them as they are currently performing a new immersive theatre production of Alice Underground in the vaults beneath Waterloo Station! Les Enfants are an exciting collective of young theatre makers who are capturing the hearts of audience’s around the world and are just the sort of company we hope our ClassAction practitioners go on to become:
‘A talented company with a very sure sense of its own distinctive
storytelling style.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
The current Les Enfants production features former ClassAction practitioner Grace Carter in the title role of Alice and the entire underground production is Production Managed by former ClassAction practitioner Andy George.
The workshop focused on ‘object manipulation’ and the theatre of suggestion; taking inanimate objects and animating them as they become ‘puppets’ representing characters in the work; babies, a cross old-lady with an out of control umbrella and a wild and love lost sea-creature! Starting with a pile of ‘rubbish’ our practitioners were led through a series of exercises that culminated in the creation of some short story telling pieces focusing on the character puppets they had created.
“Razor sharp theatre group Les Enfants Terribles” The Telegraph
ClassAction actively seek to develop partnerships with new and developing theatre companies, allowing our young practitioners the chance to net-work with industry professionals and experience new and dynamic ways of making theatre. The afternoon was rounded off with some audition advice for the practitioners.