The Children’s Theatre Workshop has almost completed another season of performances, with this round featuring an edition of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.
Dennis and Louise Blackett run the theatre program, teaching the art of performance to kids of all ages.
Mrs Blackett, who has been running the classes since the workshop began in 1954, said this season’s performances have been a success.
“The kids have been having a great time, we’ve had a really great group,” Mrs Blackett said.
“We have four shows left, two each day, and everyone is excited for the final performance.”
Mrs Blackett said she has no plans for the next round of classes, and never likes to plan a play ahead.
“I let the children choose what we perform, and help them decide what is best suited to their talents,” she said.
“After all, it is about them learning the art and figuring out their own technique and flare.”
Mr Blackett added the choice of play varies depending on the group they have.
“We never, or rarely ever, have the same group of kids each season so the abilities and levels will always change,” he said.
“Of course there are quite a few regulars who will join in each season but there’s also always new kids and the diversity is great.”
The final performance will be held on 16 January at 2pm in the Basement Theatre.