By FREE private invitation to a Zoom reading
Latest information (updated 6th May 2020)
- This is the 7th annual partnership between our Young Writers and Cheshire College South & West
- The writing part of the project has now finished
- The play has been handed over to the rehearsal team
- The cast of 8 is made up of 5 actors from Cheshire College and 3 from the Young Writers group
- The cast are having two x 2-hour rehearsal sessions via Zoom
- There will be non-public reading of the play via Zoom on Monday 1st of June at 2.30pm for writers, their parents and a few interested friends
- The script and some key resources from workshops and rehearsals will be made available online in due course
- In the future, the play 'One Girl Has A Monkey' will hopefully be prepared for touring to Primary Schools as originally planned
ATT Young Writers and Cheshire College South & West present:
One Girl Has A Monkey
This is a play about 8 children in Year 6. Well actually, 7 children in year 6 and a kid who doesn't seem to go to school at all but spends a lot of time up the tree down in the corner of the school field. Her name is Leaf, or that is what she calls herself anyway.
This is a play about friendships and how important they are to us, and how difficult they can be when things change.
When a new lad comes to school it’s like an earthquake happens. Not at first, because he tries to fit in - with everybody. But he soon realises that that is impossible and the most important person to be friends with is himself.
Also, he sees something that is wrong, very wrong and decides to do something about it.
It’s a play about caring friendships, respectful relationships and being safe. It’s also a story of growing up – whether it’s your first period, your first kiss, or the first time you have to stand up for what is right.
About the project
One Girl Has A Monkey is the title of the play produced as part of the 7th annual partnership between our Young Writers and Cheshire College South and West (formerly West Cheshire College).
ATT Young Writers have collaborated with award-winning playwright Kevin Dyer to create the play together, based on an original idea by one of the Young Writers, which will be performed by actors from the college's performing arts department.
Following its premiere, the play will tour local primary schools. Each performance will be accompanied by workshops delivered by Kevin and the cast, aimed at addressing issues from the play and raising creative aspirations among the school pupils.
Previous years' plays have been enjoyed by thousands of schoolchildren in Ellesmere Port and Cheshire (last year being Rezzy). In 2017 the play Scooter Race was highly commended in the Cheshire West Community and Voluntary Arts Awards (which we were thrilled to attend along with many of the writers and performers).
Posted: 6 May 2020