It’s going to be a CANDYLICIOUS Holiday this June!
Taking inspiration from the Grimm Brother’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, come join us at ACT 3 Drama Academy for Drama Workshops mish mashed with sweet goodness, plenty of magic, a little bit of sibling rivalry and loads of laughter.
Specifically developed for young minds, our Drama Workshops consist of one-off sessions for the very young and 5-day workshops for the older ones leading up to an intimate performance for parents and friends. Developing listening and communication skills as well as building confidence and creativity, our workshops focus on encouraging collaboration, exploration and negotiation.With the very young, our Drama teachers stimulate creative play through the use of the imagination. For the older ones, it’s all about the experience and the experiment of interpreting and making meaning of the characters as they come to life.
So, come join us for a tasty time and register your child NOW!
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For ages 18 to 36 months
Parent and Child Workshop
Gallivant with Gretel
In this active and engaging Parent and Child workshop, you and your little one will explore the use of Drama and Play to get your creative juices flowing and push the imagination as far as it can take you.
Through a combination of songs, music and lots of creative movement, join Gretel on a stimulating journey into the magical forest. Climb magnificent trees, crawl through the undergrowth and splash in the cool river water. Leave a trail of bread behind and then discover a dessert house in the middle of nowhere. Step inside and snack on fantastic muffins, delicious cakes and sweets galore. What a delightful adventure!
For ages 3 to 4
Living in the forest all by herself, an old woman decides to build a cozy little house that she can call home. The crows help with a house made of twigs and the ants construct a giant ant nest, but they all fall apart as soon as the old woman steps inside. She decides to give up until she comes across a gang of magic candy – marshmallows, gingerbread and more! Will these sugary confectioneries help her build her home?
During the week, your child will collaborate with other children and use choral voices to build confidence in playing the roles of the many characters. Set to upbeat music, with catchy songs, rhymes and lots of movement, the week will wrap up with a fun showcase at the very end.
For ages 5 to 7
Bread and Soup
Hansel and Gretel are designer bread bakers who live and bake bread in a fancy giant loaf house far out in the magical forest. Together with their trusty baking assistant, a crow, each morning, they make delivery trips to cafes in town. One day, they come across a large iron pot house and a strange old woman who calls herself Souper Soup. Is this the start of a new business venture?
In this 5-day workshop, your child will make creative choices through self-discovery and exploratory work with other children as they learn to communicate both verbally and nonverbally. With a mish mash of storytelling and dramatisation, the children’s hard work will culminate in a performance on the very last day.
For ages 8 to 10
Hansel and Gretel The Musical
In this outrageous musical completely turned on its head, join the famous siblings as they are forced to find food in the forest. Together with a vegan teddy bear, they go on a wild journey up, down, round and through the forest, meeting strange characters along the way. Of course, they get lost in a trail of bread crumbs and sweets and end up in a sticky chewy situation with a lonely eccentric sweet-toothed witch!
This musical workshop will provide your child with different tools to discover the art of telling a story through songs, dance and speech as well as communicating characters confidently with intention and motivation. Focussing on vocal and physical expression, your child will learn to build stage presence and ultimately, present this musical showcase to an intimate audience of family and friends.
The Witch’s Wrath
Hidden amidst the forest lies a delectable candy house with a dark past. Just who lives behind those marshmallow doors and chocolate chip windows? Is it the wicked witch who longs to eat children? Or is it just Wilhelmina, once bullied and abandoned for being different. And what happens when a pair of siblings appear, hungry and lost?
Your teen will enjoy this darker version of the classic tale exploring the narrative through the voice of the witch. Collaborating with other likeminded teens, your child will be encouraged to think creatively and work imaginatively to build characterswith thoughts and feelings. Through the application of newly-learnt Drama techniques, these young actors will build determination as they work hard preparing and shaping the piece to ultimately showcase it in a live production on the final day.Register Now