Easter Holiday Camps 2009

Following on from the showcase in March, the Youth Group decided to continue exploring Edward Lear’s poem and create a production for the Buxton Puppet Festival 2009. This became ‘A Year and A Day’ and ended up as a forty minute extravaganza performed on the Buxton Opera House stage during an Evening of Youth Productions with the Yamabiko-Za Children’s Theatre who were in Buxton on the Buxton Meets Sapporo Again! international exchange.

For the show, we explored where the Owl and Pussycat went on their quest for a wedding ring over a year and a day in their pea-green boat over four experimental Easter holiday day workshops with Japanese master puppeteer, Nori Sawa, and music workshops.

Warming Up & Break Time

Exploring the Poem

Experimenting with Different Media

Performance Skills