Alderwasley Students Behind the Scenes of War Horse

As part of Nottingham City’s 2018 Puppet Festival, 3ZH and 3PJ recently visited Nottingham’s Theatre Royal to participate in a personalised workshop; “War Horse Page to Stage”.
Students had the unique experience of interacting with cast members from West Ends War Horse Creative and Acting Company, as well as the National Theatre’s Learning Team. Whilst there students explored some of the background principles of puppetry and the rehearsal and technical processes that have brought this magical production to life. They also had a chance to ask questions of company members at the end.

Everyone had a fantastic morning and it was great to see different class groups working together to produce some marvellous creations. The theatre company were thrilled with the participation and could not complement our students enough!
Here is what our students had to say about the day:

“We were told how to walk a horse on stage by using the 1,2,3,4 method. I enjoyed the whole day and thought it was excellent “It was fun but Puppeting is hard!

“I think it was amazing because we learnt how they do it on stage”