So…we’ve been planning and talking (post from our Theatre Director, Victoria)

So…we’ve been planning and talking about the Tally Ho! A Place to Meet theatre performance for ages.  It will take place on Saturday 4th October at artsdepot’s Fun Palaces event to celebrate our 10th birthday.  It will celebrate the history of Tally Ho! Corner – especially the 19th Century Coach Company the corner takes its name from.  It will include lots and lots of local performers aged 13-100 – and it’s all started to take shape!

Last week the creative team gathered together to hear what interesting facts and stories Olivia’s research has uncovered.  We looked at pictures from the era of the Tally Ho! Coach Company, and clips of old films that would have been shown at the Gaumont Cinema.  There were even old posters and signs from the market that was here after the Gaumont was knocked down.  The hard thing is going to be choosing which stories to include in the performance, as there is loads of material to inspire us!

We’ve had our first audition workshop, which was loads of fun.  We spent some time playing silly games and getting to know each other first of all.  Then we started exploring the building – and have decided that there won’t be just one performance, but lots of ‘pop up moments’ throughout the day in unexpected places.  Here’s Gianluca improvising a Market-Stall-Holder character in the lift!

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It’s not too late to get involved – the next workshop is on Wed 27th August 7-9pm.  Email participation@artsdepot.co.uk for more information.

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