Games

Clues and Challenges – an Offbeat Gaming Event

You remember the days when you used to play 'make-believe'? Ok, some of us don't actually stop doing that, but I'm talking about a time when you could be immersed in a game and it became almost real for you. I remember playing in the woods and in my mind the place was inhabited with all sorts of mythical creatures and beasts that became a part of my story. It was magical. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Games

Shakespeare on the Menu – A performance!

Whilst I was running a youth theatre a few years back I was asked if we could do something for 'Shakespeare Day'.... Well yes, but no time to get a full length play together. People were doing things in and around the town on the day in question. Sonnets in the teashop, that sort of thing. Scenes from Shakespeare? Well, possibly I thought... (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Games

Theatre Games – Introductions

I know .. there are loads of ways to introduce yourself when a new group first gets together. And there are loads of ways to start a rehearsal with a group of people not used to working with each other. This is one of my favourites and it rarely fails to get everyone in good humour and out of their respective shells so you can start to work on other, more testing activities! The photo is actually a photo taken at the beginning of a rehearsal for Beauty & the Beast and shows the cast enjoying this very game. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Games

Theatre Games – Slow Motion Race

So .. theatre games? Love them - or don't see the point? I LOVE them. If you have a group that meets regularly and you want them to learn how to work together, improve performance skills, gain confidence and awareness on stage, you need to play games. The word 'games' conjures up an activity that is designed to amuse us. Ok, we may be aware that on some level we're being tested, but generally you can find a game where to 'play' doesn't take too much effort (or you could just opt to lose if you really can't be bothered). (more…)

By Barbara, ago