That's the way to do it! Students perform Punch and Judy live
The world’s best-known traditional puppet show has been brought to life by BTEC Performing Arts students at Thomas Clarkson Academy.
The world’s best-known traditional puppet show has been brought to life by BTec Performing Arts students at Thomas Clarkson Academy.
The Year 12 and 13 students have created a living Punch and Judy show which they are performing to local primary schools.
Julie Wilcox, Head of Drama, said: “We were approached by Marshland St James primary school to see if we could provide a Punch and Judy show for them. We couldn’t as puppets are very expensive so we offered to create a living Punch and Judy show for them instead.”
The students researched ‘commedia dellarte’ which is a traditional performance style where actors wear half masks, then made their own masks and edited traditional scripts to create their performance.
They have performed at Elm Road primary school and will be at the Marshland St James summer fete and the Wisbech Arts Festival.
* Any students interested in Performing Arts are invited on a residential trip to London with some amazing opportunities, including a backstage tour of a West End theatre, a workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios, a music workshop at the Academy of Music and tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wicked. The trip costs £280 and will take place in October half term. Please see Mrs Wilcox as soon as possible if you are interested.