The Three Little Men in the Woods
A Grimms Tale
Group – Tuesday Seniors
Date – Sunday 3rd April
Time – 14:50
Written by the Brothers Grimm, adapted by Philip Pullman
Directed by Holly Ray
Finding a play for this age group is always a challenge, as they usually want something dark but with humour, that borders on fantasy but plenty of realism! So, I reached for the classic Grimm’s Tales and was delighted at how this group responded. They’ve taken it with both hands and have dived in, which has been brilliant. Our rehearsals are full of creativity and bright ideas, and it’s been lovely to work collaboratively on this.
They were also keen for their production to be classically staged, with period costumes and music, which I found interesting and brilliant too!
The process has been a challenge in some ways, as the logistics with movement, blocking and props have been quite complicated, but it’s been really enjoyable to work this out together, and I’ve loved watching how some members of the group take this all on board, write everything down, and take ownership of the piece.
It’s been really enjoyable working on something a little different, and I’m really proud of how these young actors have worked and progressed over the term. I hope they’ve enjoyed themselves, and I hope you enjoy the show!
King Stan Robertson
Man Lars Colin Cooper
Man’s Daughter / Queen Poppy Lockett
Woman / Stepmother Ava Bodroghy-West
Woman’s Daughter / Stepsister Beth Wilde
Kitchen Boy Martha Purdy
Kitchen Boy Florence Robertson
First Little Man Rio Sauer
Second Little Man Marilla Cassinos
Third Little Man Lars Colin Cooper