Students at Bristnall Hall Academy are celebrating their new partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre thanks to funding from the Big Lottery. To launch the partnership, students were treated to a visit from the touring cast of the Grand Theatre’s pantomime workshop – a Theatre In Education project.
The partnership will allow students of the Oldbury school to experience a series of productions at the Grand, giving them an insight into the magic of theatre. They will also get the opportunity to ‘tread the boards’ themselves with a range of workshops and backstage tours led by the theatre.
Pictured is Headteacher of Bristnall Hall Academy, Vince Green with students and Grand Theatre pantomime Dame, Ian Adams, who is currently touring AN INTRODUCTION TO PANTOMIME to school’s across the West Midlands. Ian will be appearing as Dame Trott in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK alongside Gareth Gates, Lisa Riley and Doreen Tipton at the Grand Theatre from 9 December.
Head of performing arts at the school Jane Rose said; “Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund our students have a unique opportunity to explore the world of theatre. They are very excited about seeing live shows and getting hands on experience with the Grand.”
James Collins, Creative Learning Co-Ordinator at the Grand Theatre said; “I’m delighted that Bristnall Hall Academy have decided to partner with the Grand Theatre, the school has a real passion for the arts and stage fantastic productions every year. I hope this partnership means that more of their students will have access to this fantastic theatre and the many great benefits it has to offer.”