Secondary students from across East Sussex have participated in the 10th anniversary of Creative Theatre hosted by Theatre Royal Brighton in association with Sussex Downs College and the Creative Skills Council.
On November 12, pupils from three secondary schools including Ratton School were given behind the scenes access to the Theatre Royal in Brighton where theatre staff, along with students and staff from Sussex Downs College, ran workshops focusing on the back-stage elements of creative theatre.
The Creative Theatre is an annual opportunity open for pupils from secondary schools across East Sussex to experience life behind the stage and learn new skills, which are necessary to bring a theatre show to life. Make-up, and special effects were all included.
Fifteen Sussex Downs College students helped to run the workshops, sharing their knowledge with the younger pupils.
Phil Rose, college lecturer and creator of the scheme, said, “It is a total pleasure to see excited and dedicated young people pass on their passion and enthusiasm to younger ones. I have seen many lightbulbs lit, jaws drop and eyes open wide every year at our annual Theatre Royal event.”
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