This is me, above, attempting to stay with the amazing Valleys Kids performers from Penygraig youth theatre, as they sat in their mini bus after their appearance in The Village Social last week. I didn't want them to leave!
And above them are the young performers from Caerphilly Youth Theatre, wondering what's next for the Woodcraft Folk of Rudry Parish Hall...
I've been working as Community Promoter on The Village Social for the last eight weeks and it's been an absolute joy working with young people from all over Wales. Teenagers in all areas have had the opportunity to appear as the Woodcraft Folk of Cae Bach. In each location where the show tours, I have been gathering groups of up to 10 youngsters, who sing, scare and generally rule the village social.
These young performers have been outstanding, and we're really looking forward to building bigger and better relationships with each of these guys for the future. Now - those of you Woodcraft Folkers who are reading this! - you're part of National Theatre Wales and part of the TEAM! So don't go away, stay in touch and
And lastly, a really big big big thank you to all you Woodcrafters, for all your dedication, commitment and enthusiasm in rehearsals and performance.
And thank you too to all the promoters, youth and group leaders, teachers, guardians and parents who have supported me and all your young people, to allow them to make the most out of this opportunity.
We couldn't have done all this lovely, wonderful work without all your involvement.
There are still 5 more groups across Wales to add to the Woodcraft Folk family photo album, but I'll put a selection of photos in this blog and also add a few on National Theatre Wales' Facebook page, so you guys can tag yourselves!
Many groups, such as Valleys Kids, have also been at the core of promoting the show in their local community. Here are the Valleys Kids' flyering for the show:
Here are the guys from Neath Little Theatre, who also promoted the show locally and through Facebook, making videos of all the spooky goings on in the theatre:
The gang from Coleg Ceredigion who performed in Aberaeron Memorial Hall:
Lovely Jack and Paige who appeared on stage with the professional crew in Barmouth:
The Llangwm Woodcraft Folk in rehearsals, perfecting their part (above):
Criccieth's band of Starlight Players, who wowed us in the Memorial Hall (below):
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