Plymkids Pupils were proud to appear in the recent films produced by Theatre Maths. Please visit www.theatremaths.com to view the production videos created.

About Theatre Maths

At Theatre Maths we are delighted to have found a way to combine the entertaining aspect of drama with the learning objectives of the maths curriculum. Theatre Maths has been created to help students explore and apply their creative process to the maths curriculum.

On the website you will find video clips and transcripts of the plays, teachers’ notes and suggested lesson plans. The activities designed encourage students to let their imagination flow freely and encourage students to think about the world we live in today. References to the English Arts Council (Drama), National Numeracy Strategy, Programme of Study and Attainment targets have been identified. The resources on the website are highly flexible and can be used as part of primary liaison projects or gifted and talented programmes as well as with timetabled classes. The resources are designed to cover a wide age range across all abilities.

We would love to hear from you. Please email us at theatremaths@hotmail.com.

Have fun,

The Theatre Maths Team

Plymkid’s Miss Saigon
PLYMKIDS tackled a heavy and challenging show – Miss Saigon deals with issues surrounding the Vietnam War.Katie Anderson as Kim interacted superbly with the other actors. She sang from the heart which moved the audience.Her scenes with Chris (Frazer Wearne, pictured with Katie) were emotional and believable. Chris had a pleasant singing voice and carried across Why, God, Why? brilliantly.Elliot Coombe as The Engineer added a humorous slant to this heavy musical. His transition from fun host to menacing businessman was highly successful.The chorus worked hard to bring the terror and realities faced by the Vietnamese people to the stage.A scene of particular note was the evacuation of the Marines. The stage was set with a gate as the centre piece, dividing the Marines and the people of Saigon. They repeatedly switched sides so the audience could be part of the action. The helicopter and the sheer noise of people crying out made this scene dramatic and realistic.The staging involved many scene changes but remained simple and effective. Both the orchestra and singers were musically excellent.Miss Saigon was produced to a professional standard and was guaranteed to move you to tears.
Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st DecemberPeter Pan was made up of a cast of future stars. All involved have a wonderful level of talent for people of their age. Plymkids is a brilliant company for children to gain experience of performing. The show opened with a busy street scene in which the narrative was portrayed through dance. The large cast handled the stage well. Wendy (Imogen Harvey) was a very strong singer and projected her voice well. Sam Fogg played a fantastic leading man as Peter Pan, assisted by Tinkerbell (Laura Aldersley) who was the usual lovable troublemaker. The part of Hook (Jackson Spry) was evil yet funny. He was easily frightened by the crocodile and needed rescuing by Smee (Jack Randle) the friendly pirate. The crocodile (Mackenzie Caldwell) had everyone laughing. It was a well-played role as the crocodile seemed to be less evil compared with the traditional Peter Pan. The other animal part of Nana (Maddie Negus) was very life like. Nana was great at joining in with the dancing in her own special way. She also took good care of the children, making sure that Michael took his medicine. Harry Youngs as Mr Darling played a convincing hopeless husband, needing his wife’s assistance to do up his tie. Bethany Davies as Mrs Darling was well suited to the role of a caring Mother to Wendy, John (Kieran Taylor) and Michael (Alasdair Lambie). Plymkids should consider using a live band for their performance as there are plenty of talented young musicians about and this would create a better sound and tone compared with a recording. The adult am-dram groups could learn a thing or two from the lively, enthusiastic chorus of Pirates, Lost boys and Indians. They kept up their high energy throughout the performance and excelled at singing, dancing and acting. Amy McEvoy
LOCAL theatre group Plymkids are celebrating after members successfully auditioned for parts in two upcoming productions, writes Steve Lowrie. Hundreds of budding performers auditioned for parts in both The King and I, and Oliver coming to Plymouth's Theatre Royal this season. Both productions were searching for stars to fill their children's ensemble. Plymkids were delighted to discover that sixteen of their pupils were selected for The King and I while a further fifteen claimed roles in Oliver. Pupils Alex Rowles and Alasdair Lambie excelled further by becoming the only two children in the South West to land roles in both shows.
You can book tickets to see performances through the Theatre Royal plymouth website - www.theatreroyal.com
WHAT a wonderful performance by Plymkids of Les Miserables at the delightful Devonport Playhouse on Friday evening, which I was fortunate to see. It was lovely to see young people so dedicated to acting and working as a team, which also included our grandson, Ollie, in the cast. All credit to them. Well done.

JANET WARREN

Plymouth


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Welcome

 

Founded in 1997, Plymkids is a musical theatre company based in Plymouth. Our practical and progressive training prepares children to become a confident all rounder in singing, dance and drama, either as a preparation for further vocational training, or simply for the fun of it!

 
Week by week our experienced staff provide tuition to build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills essential to all stage performers. These include chorus singing, vocal projection, confidence and stage presence as well as basic stage movement progressing to the various stage of modern stage dance. As well as the training are the full stage production we mount, which allow for real on-stage experience for every single member in at least one show each year, at venues in the city.


As a result of our training, Plymkids members are frequently cast in professional theatre productions at the Theatre Royal and many members have also had the opportunity to take part in a range of local television and film work.


  Plymkids has a current membership of 400 children aged between 6 and 18 years