Thursday 14th April 2016

Tonight's rehearsals were lead by Turnpike favourite, Mark Bassett.

Mark lead a workshop on voice projection to help everyone with their techniques.

For those of you who have been to our previous shows, you will no doubt remember Mark as the 'evil baddie' who gets all the kids screaming and jumping out of the seats. Mark has an amazing on stage presence and his voice projection has been perfected throughout the years. Did you kno Mark has even been on the West End in London! There was no better person to run our workshop tonight and we think Mark thoroughly enjoyed himself too!

Thursday 7th April 2016

After a 3 week break for Easter, the Turnpikers returned tonight and were in full swing rehearsing for their summer production.

The Director, Neil ran away with himself this week and finished blocking the whole of Act 1! The cast, especially those playing insects, enjoyed expanding on their roles and learning more about their characters.

Thursday 10th March 2016

Rehearsals continued tonight and the Director enjoyed working with the cast.

Our Stage Director and Costume Designer Richard Pilkington got to work this week making the basis of the costumes. For those of you who have been to our previous shows, you will have noticed that our Dame's costumes are AMAZING! Richard designs and makes them himself! So we all know the costumes for James & the Giant Peach are going to be just as spectacular. We can't wait!

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Rehearsals continued tonight and the Director continued to block the first few scenes of Act 1.

Sarah Masters who is playing the lead role of James really started to enjoy learning about the character this week and developing her stage presence. She's looking forward to dressing up like a boy and bringing the character to life!

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