They eventually settled on:
A Head Teacher’s Office – A daft boy breaks into his Head Teacher’s office to retrieve his confiscated phone. He finds himself trapped under the desk while his Mum has a meeting with the Head Teacher about his exploits around school.
A Bedroom – Three young girls break into their Father’s room while he sleeps to pinch the car keys so that they can sneak out to the neighbour’s party. A scene completely lit by torchlight.
A Marquee – At a young couple’s engagement party we see the ins and outs of complicated family relationships. The audience gradually realise that there was an accidental proposal and the couple should not be engaged.
A Rubber Dingy – A ship’s captain, a French tourist (possibly a spy) and two poshies from Barrington School For Better Girls; shipwrecked in a teeny, tiny rubber dingy. The severity of the situation and location beautifully matched with the absurdity of the characters makes for a very witty scene.
In April 15 we explored the exciting world of Micro Theatre with our Easter Play In A Week. What is Micro Theatre you ask? Well, we put the actors and audience into teeny tiny spaces and decided to see how it would work. Each piece brought the audience face to face with the characters and their situations.
The young people involved with this Play In A Week worked with multiple facilitators to decide which situations would work best in the Micro Theatre format. They tossed around locations such as: tents; restaurants; cars; and even toilets.