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R A N K E N

BRINGING CHARACTERS TO LIFE, THROUGH MOVEMENT

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PLAY IN A WEEK

THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH

 

'Charlie Ranken has worked with the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Engagement and Learning department, delivering regular group workshops for a number of terms now. Seeing Charlie's weekly groups produce some fantastic work, we contracted her to deliver our Play in a Week event in August 2019. Charlie took her own theme and planned daily sessions with up to 25 8 - 12 year olds. Charlie worked in a professional manner and was dedicated to the project and the young people throughout the week, ensuring wellbeing was woven into the project. She worked alongside an Assistant Practitioner and Peer mentor. The group produced a showback that was performed to friends and family of those young people taking part. All seemed to have a fantastic week- young people and practitioners alike.

 

Dani Hamlin

Learning Associate, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

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19TH-23RD AUGUST

 

DIRECTOR: CHARLIE RANKEN

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: EMMA BASKEYFIELD

 

PERFORMANCES: TR2 THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH

 

PLAY IN A WEEK

 

We had rougly 20 hours to put together a play in 5 days. The theme was birthdays and celebrations and the children were inspired to have as much input as possible. We had birthday worksheets, quizzes and special 'brought in' items to help towards script writing and storytelling. We had improvised birthday games with a twist that held the scences together as well as enjoying singing, Makaton and their own background music playlist. (Oh and lego and board games at lunch!) Its safe to say all 25 children and the team had fun and enjoyed showing off the end results on the last day.