A beautiful day with blistering sunshine and four fabulous performances! It must be the first time in its history that Horndon Feast and Fayre has hosted four original pieces of theatre in one day - three new pieces of commedia dell'arte performed by Palmers sixth Form students and a new, comical adaptation of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens performed by Tom, Jordan and Alex with 19 hats and a box!
Thank you Horndon Methodist Church Hall for being such fabulous hosts! It's a fabulous venue for small pop up performances like ours and we definitely intend on coming again next year!
The students from Palmers were a great group to work with and I was as proud as their family and friends who came along to support us! Thank you for coming!
Most impressive is how they all helped each other out when one of their troupe was too ill to perform at the eleventh hour. They all switched characters and performed their socks off- the audience didn't even notice that...
Today, I took the students from Palmers sixth Form into Chadwell St. Mary Primary School, Grays. The year 6 primary students with whom we worked were brilliant! They twerked along with Colombina of the commedia dell' arte happily - even the boys!
Pupils who chose to perform Pulcinella (the statue) and Arlecchino (the geezer) had a fantastic time too but it was Capitano - with his selfie stick- who was the big favourite! Well done to B Tech 1 and well done to year 6 of Chadwell St. Mary Primary. Thank you for having us . We look forward to coming again soon!