Romeo & Juliet at Honeywood
Shakespeare’s timeless love story like you've never experienced before as SAVVY Theatre’s award-winning acting ensemble took over Honeywood Museum during the May half-term for a unique sell-out event. As the audience arrived they were treated to an array of preparations as Potpan, musicians and other servants escorted the guests through Capulet Manor. News of the recent brawls and civil unrest was ever present and security was tight as the annual Masked Ball was taking place. This production allowed the story to unfold throughout the house with live action, music and magical puppets.
What a fabulous evening we had at Honeywood House. We fell in love with the Romeo and Juliet puppets and shed a tear as in the space of an hour, the story touched us so deeply. Beautiful music, wonderful setting and great actors bringing the story to life in such a wonderful way. I haven't stopped thinking about those lovely puppets all day today...... Can't wait to see the next production!
National Connections Festival
For the 4th year running the SAVVY Young Company took part in this National Festival. This year they were performing PRONOUN by Evan Placey. After 2 performances at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, the group transferred to the Capitol Theatre, Horsham.
"Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together, they were meant to be together forever. But Isabella has now become a boy. A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean."
The Keepsake Project
Throughout February & March SAVVY worked in partnership with Waverley Council, meeting older Milford residents and collecting their personal stories.
An audio recording of their reminiscences was then developed. Tracks currently available can be accessed on Souncloud below.
Surrey Arts Theatre Masterclasses
SAVVY has been running mask and puppetry workshops in association with Surrey Arts. So far our work has taken us throughout the county including working with young people from the Man In The Moon Theatre group in Guildford to students at the Orpheus Centre in Godstone.
"Come and meet Bernard as his daily routine is interrupted by the arrival of a letter. A letter that has traveled 500 miles and back again. Suddenly the course of his life has a very different outlook. When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be …"
Devised especially for their showcase at the Ivy Arts Centre as part of the Surrey Youth Drama Festival, the SAVVY Young Company then went on to perform at Guilfest. Their new piece was been devised with full-face masks from Strangeface Theatre Company.
My Black & Deep Desires
"My Black & Deep Desires" was a Wandle Valley drama project, re-interpreting the themes of Shakespeare's MACBETH.
From the same opening, two versions have emerged.
Both as bloody. Both as mean. Both with power and with greed.
Pupils from the Senior and Junior drama groups performed their devised pieces at the Wandle Arts Day in July.
The Great Train Robbery
The Action Replay group once again devised a brand new theatre piece, re-creating the Silent Film era live onstage.
"All Aboard! Come and join a collection of odd-ball characters as they journey on an old steam train. But beware! There’s mischief afoot as a band of robbers are determined to get their hands on the contents of that safe! Will the duchess get her jewels back? Will the lovers re-unite? Will anyone be able to grab the tea-lady’s buns? A melodramatic caper full of laughter, love and locomotion!"
After their success at the annual Strictly Stars event at the Secombe Theatre in May, they took their show to the theatre tent at Guilfest.
A Rubbish Lunch Break