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We have some new students, its going to be another busy year but everyone is up for it, ready to start working and having fun doing it.

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A.C.T.S AUDITIONS

The theatre school, A.C.T.S has some places available in both sections this coming year.

Auditions will take place at 10.30am on Saturday the 8th September at the large Unitarian Chapel School Room on Sylvan, off Dunham Road. Altrincham, WA14 4NX, Cheshire.

If you are interested then all prospective students should email Head Tutor, Valerie Harris at info@acts4u.org.uk for more details.

Hard Work and Talent Rewards

Just 4 of the 9 trophies won by ACTS this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the left, Head Tutor, Valerie Harris presents Jamie Bennett with his award for ‘Best Junior Actor’ which he won at Wilmslow and on the right she presents Luke Holland with the ‘Best Youth Actor award which he won at Glossop.

Altrincham Creative Theatre School have broken another record during this year’s One Act Play Festival season. They entered 3 festivals at Chelford, Wilmslow and Glossop winning 9 trophies, 4 Certificates of Merit and receiving 26 nominations! Our junior section, ACT I entered the play ‘Macbeth’ a comical version written by Geoff Bamber while our youth section, ACT II performed ‘Sour Grapes and Ashes’ by N. J Warburton. Hard work, dedication and commitment has again paid off with high praise being received from all the adjudicators and the audiences who saw the plays.

WELL DONE to everyone.

Hard Work Rewarded!

ACT I seen here with Tutors, Peter Ning and Head Tutor, Valerie Harris with the rewards they won at the Chelford One Act Play Festival. Jamie Bennett also won the Best Junior Actor award at the Wilmslow One ACT Festival.

 

ACT II students display the trophies won at both the Chelford One Act Play Festival and the Wilmslow One ACT Festival.

Both sections will be hoping they can continue to impress people with their play performances when ACTS attend the Partington Players One Act Play Festival held at Glossop in July.

 

Heaven & Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disappointing audience numbers for this years main productions which was a great shame after all the hard work put in by the students of A.C.T.S. However, those who did come were treated to two very good comedies. A new venue this time challenged our actors but they all coped very well with it. WELL DONE to one and all and thank you to all who helped backstage and front of house.

 

Well Made Up!

This year we had not one but two Theatre Make Up Workshops, one for each section and we invited back Charlote Hemming and her assistant, Hannah Dawson to run these for us. Once again, the students were all issued with tissues, sponges, make up sticks and make up. With guidance from the two make up artists they begin to apply cuts, grazes, gashes and black eyes to themselves and each other! ACT II was shown how to work with latex to produce prosthetics. After moulding their wounds they painted them and then glued them into place. They also worked on ageing themselves up which produces some very interesting results.

 

New Home for ACT II

After 7 happy years at North Cestrian School ACT II have had to leave as the school has started a major rebuilding programme which is expected to take up to two years to complete. We are delighted to say that they have found a new home at the  Jubilee Community Centre in Altrincham. The photograph above shows Centre Manager, Katrina Parkinson welcoming Head Tutor, Valerie Harris and some of the students of ACT II to their first meeting.

2017 One Act Play Festival Winners

Georgina 's Award

Ex-ACTS student Georgina Dalgliesh won the award for Best Author and Director of an original play. She wrote ‘Art is in the Eye of the Beholder’ which was performed at all the festivals by ACT II.

ACT I winners

Seen here with Head Tutor Valerie Harris are Jamie Bennett who gained a Certificate of Merit as Best Actor for his role as ‘William Shakespeare.’ Plus Lydia Ridgway who was awarded a Certificate for her role as ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ in the same play. At the Wilmslow Festival Lydia went one better and won the Best Junior Actress award.

 

One Last Time!

ACT I in ‘Oh Mr Shakespeare!’

ACT II Cast with their Director in ‘Art is in the Eye of the Beholder’

Having already entered two One Act Play Festivals both sections of ACTS will be performing their plays for the last time at the Partington Players One Act Play Festival. This is being held at their theatre in Glossop on the 6th July.