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.
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?