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ONLINE THEATRE WORKSHOPS NOW AVAILABLE!

Perfect for youth groups, end of term celebrations and even creative birthday parties!

 

ABOUT LAURA

Laura is a trained theatre facilitator with a Masters Degree in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her work focuses on creating theatre with young people, building their confidence and helping to discover their voice. Laura current leads theatre workshops for schools, nurseries, community groups, CAMHS units and theatres.  As a practitioner she has an affinity for working with puppets and masks and has found these mediums to be highly popular and engaging with young people. Laura is delighted to be able to continue offering workshops online during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

 

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

All workshops are currently available online through Zoom

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PUPPETRY WORKSHOP

During this 90 minute Zoom workshop participants will play icebreaker games and learn about different styles of puppetry. They then have the opportunity to create their own hand puppet and learn how to bring it to life ready for a group lip sync performance!

Participants will be required to provide newspaper, tape and any decorations they have close to hand for this workshop.

Recommended for Ages 7+ 

Younger children may need adult help to make their puppet. 

Prices begin at £55 for a 90 minute workshop. Please enquire for more details.

IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP

This Zoom workshop can be booked as either a 60 or 90 minute session with a choice of theme if preferred. 

Participants use their imagination to breathe life into new characters and create exciting stories and scenes. This session features lots of games and actively encourages laughter!

Recommended for Ages 7+ 

Session can be adapted to suit different age groups.

Prices begin at £45 for 60 minutes and £55 for 90 minutes. Please enquire for more details.

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STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

This 60 minute Zoom session is designed for younger children. They will meet the story scientist and help bring a story to life before identifying the key story elements and experimenting to create their own creative tale as a group!

Themes or stories can be changed to suit your group but some examples include:

Handa's Surprise

The Magic Paintbrush

King Midas and the Golden Touch 

Little Red Riding Hood 

The Lion and the Mouse

Recommended for Ages 5-7

Prices begin at £45.00 for a 60 minute workshop. Please enquire for more details 

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

The Funniosity Holiday Workshops will be coming soon...to be the first to hear sign up to the mailing list at the bottom of this page!!

 

"In three months of doing virtual Brownie meetings, we hadn't experienced quite the buzz that we did the night we invited Laura to join our Zoom call. From the moment she entered the call, Laura was filled with enthusiasm and excitement, eager to get to know the girls and get them involved with her fun and games. High-energy and sheer joy emulated from the computer screen for the entire hour and a half that Laura was with us. Everything was explained clearly and planned carefully beforehand so there were no problems, we told her what our current theme was and she adapted her workshop to suit our needs. It was wonderful to see the excitement on the girls' faces when they learnt how to move their own puppets properly and make them sing and dance. The video of them all singing and dancing at the end was a wonderful momento of a truly special evening. We cannot wait to invite Laura back again!

-Laura Stewart, 6th Formby Methodist Brownies (June 2020)

Reviews

 

"Thank you to Laura for a really great and interactive zoom puppet session which all our guides really enjoyed. Laura had some good warm up exercises which started the session well and we all loved making the puppets. The part of the puppetry session where we brought our puppets to life was also great fun. We had guides that are usually very quiet on zoom joining in and animating their home made puppets.

Lynne M, Cardigan Girl Guides (October 2020)

 

CONTACT

Please get in touch if you would like to enquire about booking a workshop

 

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