Drama Academy presents summer production

CLASS Act Drama Academy proudly presented their end of year productions on stage in the Burnavon Theatre.

Young performers, aged 4-18, from the Cookstown class took to the stage on Tuesday June 26, allowing the opportunity for all students to show their development in confidence, creativity and acting talents.

First the Lower Primary class, ages 4-8, invited their audience to join them for a wonderful birthday party complete with a very special magic show in a delightful play called ‘Mr E’. With amazing magic tricks from a special birthday guest and mum presenting a fabulous birthday tea, the boys and girls, as well as their audience, were superbly entertained.

The audience was taken to the Upper Primary courtroom next in the witty, humorous and fast-paced ‘Trial of the Big Bad Wolf’. With Big Bad Wolf safely in the dock, many favourite fairytale characters came forward as witnesses while the judge and hard pressed clerk tried to keep control of the uproarious proceedings. The audience delivered the final verdict and were left rolling in the aisles despite the judge’s stern warnings!

The Youth Theatre class performed a challenging, dramatic piece of theatre called ‘Angel’. In a war-time setting wracked with suspicion, betrayal and revenge there was a serious mood throughout the play which was maintained exceptionally well by the young cast. The students’ strong development of character and intensive script interpretation were clearly evident in the many outstanding performances. These young actors took their skills to a new level altogether.

Lisa Semple. Principal of Class Act Drama Academy, which has classes throughout Northern Ireland said: “I am extremely proud of the students in our classes and absolutely delighted with the performances we have seen on stage. It was wonderful to see the breadth of talent across the different age groups. All our students have shown dedication and commitment to honing their creative abilities and skills which has paid off in their outstanding performances.”

“Importantly, though, we have also seen a huge development in their confidence and self-esteem which is something we, in our classes promote and value highly since these are crucial life-skills. In addition it is always wonderful to see the students having fun and enjoying the experience.”

Class Act Drama Academy has been delighted with the support they receive from schools and teachers, community and support groups, and parents throughout Northern Ireland who see the programme as an invaluable resource in child development across all school ages, 4 – 18 years.

There is a Class Act Drama Academy class close to you currently enrolling for September but places are limited so call now to enroll for your local class telephone 028 91464337 or e-mail info@classactdramaacademy.com.