After 34 years with at least 2 shows a year, and then an enforced break of 18 months, Bollington Festival Music Theate is back!
Pictured are some of the cast of Bucanneers of the Bollin at the Festival in 2019. At Music Theatre, children use and enhance their skills in drama and music, gain in confidence and broaden their horizons. As always, any child aged 8-12 can come and try it out on the first couple of Sundays between 2.30 and 4.00 pm before committing themsleves.
There are fascinating stories to be told in words, music and action. This time they’re told by animals who have run away from their farm for a Winter break. Being very clever (and allowed in the farm house) Cat had the perfect destination – a stable in Bethlehem where animals just like them are given a warm welcome. They agree to tell a tale each night of their long journey by road, ship, and train. In the end, Sheep is too shy to tell a tale, and Ox runs out of time because he’s too kind and gives way to the bossier and more confident creatures.
But Goat tells the tale of The Three Nanny Goats Gruff. Donkey (drawing by one of our members!) the Fable of The Miller, his Son, and their Ass. Rooster the tale of Chanticleer, a magnificent cockerel, his favourite wife, Pertelote, and a sly fox called
And finally, Cat has a story called The Cat’s Tail in which a cat loses his tail and after many adventures gains a violin.
How much of this the group can perform and whether there can be a public audience depends on many factors, but on Sunday 21st November a performance will take place, with costumes, lighting and live music.
One difference this time is that Music Theatre is entirely FREE (though donations will be welcome!) Refreshments will be
free! And nobody has to take an audition to join. All this is in Bollington Arts Centre which has enhanced safety procedures to ensure everyone is as safe as can be.
Children can just turn up – on September 12th or a future Sunday – but if parents email firstname.lastname@example.org more
details and a contact form can be sent.