The Grand Arena Youth Theatre's first performance CHECK-IN took place Saturday 4 February. This was a performance piece that reflected a term's worth of exploration into playfulness, improvisation, physical theatre and devising. It explored social media and migration and examined what happens when these two worlds, the online and physical, collide.
New members will have an opportunity to join in April, however spaces will be limited. If you would like more information, please contact [email protected]
Weekly rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at the Arena Theatre from 6pm-7.30pm for Juniors (aged 9-13) and 8pm-9.30pm for Seniors (aged 14-18). The cost is £60 per 12 week term (£5 per session)
Grand Arena Youth Theatre - Drama Practitioners
Alex graduated with a distinction from Circomedia, the UK's leading institution for Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre, in 2013. Since then Alex has been performing globally, headlining multiple international comedy and performance festivals, primarily as a stage performer but he also holds a range of on screen credits. Specialising in improvisation and devising, he makes his own shows to tour and works as a director and producer for other companies throughout the UK and Europe.
Fran is the Senior Practitioner at Grand Arena Youth Theatre and also oversees Education and Outreach at the Arena Theatre. Fran has loved theatre from a young age and now has an extreme passion for small scale, devised and physical theatre especially that which accessible to all. After receiving a first-class honours degree and the Jasmin Vardimon Award for Excellence in Physical Theatre whilst training, she began her career as a freelance Actor, working with companies including Birmingham REP, Shakespeare's School Festival, Gazebo Theatre and Newave Arts.
Fran still flexes her acting and directing muscles regularly when taking part in 14/48: The Worlds Quickest Theatre Festival as well as co-ordinating Artsfest; a multidisciplinary festival that celebrates the Arts within the Black Country.