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THE MURDER OF RED RIDING HOOD by Andra Bishop – 28th April

Mr Bailey runs a youth Drama group. All he has ever wanted is to win a Drama Festival! Every year he enters but with no luck. Mr Bailey has his dream and this year he is determined to win……if only he had a cast who could act!

We join his group as they start the dress rehearsal of their play, written by Mr Bailey, with a plot twist that is bound to give them points from the adjudicator! Unfortunately, the rehearsal goes from bad to worse and by the time it reaches the Festival perfomance everyone has changed role and their lead character is dead!

The play is written by group leader Andra Bishop, based on the improvisation ideas of the cast but, hopefully, in no way is a true depiction of Stagefright!

Eligible for the Best Junior Group and Best New Play awards.

CAST

Narrator and Woodcutter – Miles Tringham
Mother – Becky Holmes
Red Riding Hood – Isha Chavda
Tree – Oliver Stephens
Tree and Lighting and Sound – George Robertson
Tree and Props – Ciara Hodgkinson
Grandmother – Chloe Wight
Wolf – Edward Stephens
Mr Smith – Jamie Bailey Smith
Directed by Andra Bishop

About the group

Stagefright was formed about 22 years ago when teenagers from the village of Harlington asked Andra (who already ran a children’s Drama group) if they could have a youth Drama group. The group meets for an hour on Tuesdays in Harlington village hall and primarily works on improvisation.

They enter various Drama Festivals each year and their entry is always a collaboration between the students and writer. They improvise various ideas and characters and eventually it is formalised into a script.

Recent achievements at the festival

  • 2016 – GROWING PAINS (Best Junior Actress – Becky Holmes)
  • 2015 – HAPPY FAMILIES (Adjudicators Award)

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