Selected students from Ambergate Upper School are taking part in a Frankenstein Project.
This new project began in November and involves students taking part in the development of a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.
On the 9th and 23rd November, GANF students were involved in script development sessions. Michael Wicherek, Artistic Director of Box Clever Theatre in London, along with two professional actors, came into school and worked with a group of students to start and share the process of adaptation. They looked at the plot, characterisation and language in the script, with a view to what they think will work on stage. The sessions involved active participation with students working with the actors to bring the words to life.
The third session will take place at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth where actors will again work with students from GANF as well as two other Lincolnshire schools, to share their work. To find out what happened click here...
After Christmas, there will be one further session in school prior to returning to the Riverhead for the first rehearsal reading of the first draft of the play in March 2017.
This project aims to further enhance the student’s knowledge of the English and Drama curriculum, focussing on self-confidence, team work, empathy and employability skills.