THE MIRACLE EGG
A new collaboration with The Flying Shop of Imagination.
A lyrical and haunting theatre experience for children (6+yrs) and their families
Written by Belona Greenwood
Directed by Steven Carne
The Miracle Egg is a new eco-fable for our time. It draws on our experience and imagination to explore the human impact upon the natural world. Our intention is to explore the project to develop a memorable theatre event with a sense of "the epic".
This is a co -production with The Flying Shop of Imagination who are an excellent resource for teachers and schools; workshops and creative activities.
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Together we aim to experiment with musical theatre and opera, dance and movement,
digital projection and soundscape design. We don't believe Children's Theatre should mean lesser, scaled down theatre. Children and Young People need the inspiration and joy that live performance can bring to their imaginations.
Our first step in developing the project has been a script commission by the
Broads Authority for a presentation at their first Broads Life Festival.
Our pilot project was presented with 2 actors and one live musician.
REHEARSALS AND EXPLORATION
Commissioned by The Broads Authority for their Broads Life Festival we were delighted to be trying the play out in public. An audience of over 80 people filled the Dome - many of whom told us they had not experienced this style of music theatre and loved it.
Thanks to Eastern Angles Theatre for the magnificent Dome, Norwich Puppet Theatre for support, Cambridge Curiosity & Imagination for their artworks and Norwich Theatre Royal Stage 2 for rehearsal space.
Carol Sharpe, artist and environmentalist, invited us to present the play in the middle of a large wildflower meadow with a simple stage mowed within the long grass. This was Carol's first trial test of her venue to see if there was an appetite for arts and environmental events. They came and they loved the experience - again surprised by the nature of the play and the quality of the performance.
The trees surrounding the meadow acted as a natural soundboard and there were many birds providing musical accompianament. We think the Meadow at Black Barn is a huge opportunity for public events and activities that engage people with nature and the arts. This performance let us see the potential of The Miracle Egg being an outdoor production event.
Thanks to Carol and her volunteers for making the afternoon a memorable one.
We would like to thank the cast who played such an important part of bringing the story to life on stage.
For more information contact Steven