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Ashcroft Advocates

This is the second year of Ashcroft Advocates, pupils from five different schools met regularly at our Arts Centre. They have seen three different productions and taken part in workshops, including ‘Verbatim Theatre’, ‘Jobs in the Arts’ and ‘How to run a workshop’. They also lead warm-ups and activities for an improvisation workshop with invited friends.

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    Samantha Marshall

    School: Bay House

    Best Review: The play flowed well, with never a minute of anyone getting bored, full of jokes and humour, the play is a must-see for me! (Origin of Species, Tangram Theatre)

     

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    Genevieve Norris

    School: Bay House

    Best Review: Unlike most stereotypical folk music, Le Vent du Nord brought originality and excitement into the room. I would recommend this to people of all ages, especially lovers of music. (Le Vent Du Nord)

     

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    Olivia Webb

    School: Bay House

    Best Review: I saw the show only last night and couldn’t help but write a review to sing its praises! After you leave the theatre, you feel a buzz from all the comedy, a lasting memory of great facial expressions etched in your mind as you leave. This along with the one-liners, had the audience roaring with laughter plenty of the time. (Origin of Species, Tangram Theatre)

     

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    Kearra Smith

    School: Bridgemary

    Best Review: There are lots of other students from our school who would love to do this!

     

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    Bethannie Thomson

    School: Bridgemary

    Best Review: I would strongly recommend this to someone who likes a bit of everything because I think that’s what this play brings, it shows a bit of humour and a bit of sadness, it was amazing and I would watch it again. (Others, Paper Birds)

     

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    Ely Wood

    School: Bridgemary

    Review of Advocates: I had not appreciated the level of work and skills required to produce these performances, until I had first hand experience.

     

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    Natalie Bell

    School: Brookfield

    Best Review: Fresh-faced and fantastic! You should see it if you like something unique. (Others)

     

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    Meg Bishop

    School: Brookfield

    Best Review: They were very good at involving the audience. They encouraged us to clap and sing along. All their songs were in French which made it hard to understand but they explained what the songs were about. Overall it was a fun, lively evening and thoroughly enjoyable. (Le Vent Du Nord)

     

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    Jonathan Yeats

    School: Brookfield

    Best Review: It is very much like some of the best art pieces, technically they are wrong but still they are so right and work. (Others)

     

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    Ashleigh Axelsen

    School: Brune Park

    Best Review: As the show began “Charles Darwin” embarks on his interests and events that he shall encounter in the following days, he expresses these in numerous ways, from rhyming to singing and playing the guitar. (Origin of Species)

     

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    Shannon Duff

    School: Brune Park

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    Charlotte Kidd

    School: Brune Park

    Best Review: It was funny and the audience were involved. Also I really enjoyed it because when you think about how much effort has gone into the performance, you are grateful that they have put on a performance that you enjoy. (Origin of Species)

     

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    Jessica Charlton

    School: Cams Hill

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    Joe Dalby

    School: Cams Hill

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    Laura Johnson

    School: Cams Hill

    Best Review: I loved the idea of writing to people to find out their life story, and then using their replies to create a play about the lives of ‘Other’ women similar, or completely different to themselves. As we go on through the play, we feel as if we really get to know the people who the play is based on, an Iranian woman, a woman in prison and a celebrity. (Others)