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An ambassador role for Theo

by Clare Mansell
An ambassador role for Theo

We’ve always been a theatre loving family. When I was a child my parents business was next door to a small independent theatre and during the school holidays I’d be sent to watch a matinee on my own to keep me occupied. Later when we moved to Sussex we were lucky enough to have Chichester Festival Theatre on our doorstep giving us the chance to see some of the West End’s best productions when they start their run. Most recently we saw the Youth Theatre’s incredible production of A Christmas Carol and I was spellbound by the talent and presence of the kids I saw on stage.

Theatre is about so much more than becoming a star, it’s about building confidence and learning to express yourself, so I was delighted when Theo was offered the chance to become a Stagecoach ambassador.

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Between now and Easter Theo will be attending a weekly hour and a half session on a Saturday afternoon. He’ll be learning to sing, dance, act and of course interact with a whole new group of kids. Other parents whose children have attended Stagecoach have raved about it and said how much their children have developed during the term, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Theo gets on and sharing it with you.

Jim took him to his first session last weekend and although he experienced the predictable first week nerves (hiding behind Jim’s legs!) he was soon joining in with the role play games and singing and has told us how much he is looking forward to going back tomorrow.

Have your kids been involved in youth theatre or attended Stagecoach and if so how did they get on?

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Pamela | Life With Munchers January 15, 2016 - 12:49 pm

Ahhhhh, that makes more sense! When I saw this on insta, I thought it was an interesting pairing (stagecoach is a bus company). But this makes much more sense! We used to always go to the end of year play that our local kids theatre did. It was even on TV. I hope he enjoys it! x

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Nancy January 16, 2016 - 11:25 pm

All my girls participated in theatre productions – it was a local theatre and the parents were responsible for creating sets, costumes etc. The children acted. I also had two of them participate in lots of speech competitions – although they are all introverts they did really well and learned to “act” or do “public speaking” in a very meaningful way. It has been really helpful in creating confidence.

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Karen January 18, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Sounds like fun. Ballet lessons take up a lot of our time but if I was starting over is try something like this that offers s but if everything. Great for confidence

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