For ages 5-8
10am-12pm each Saturday
Wired Rock Community Centre
Starting 28th February
Sunday 14th June 11:30am and 2pm
Herongate Leisure Auditorium
This year the idea was already there. The Lost Letter almost was the script I wrote for the 2014 Young Performer's production. However, the ideas weren't quite together and I had a plan of how rework the story of The Prince and the Pauper into The Princess and the Pauper (It needed more adaptation than just the gender of the protagonists), so The Lost Letter was temporarily abandoned.
At some point I briefly mentioned the almost-script to Sam Roscoe, the director of the Young Performers, and she asked that I write it for 2015. I gave it some time, the ideas started to come and soon I had a whole script, just a year after the idea first occurred to me.
I always enjoy writing for the Young Performers it is a chance to let my imagination take over and make up something fun and silly but with a strong message.
I try to remember the stories I enjoyed as a child and the ones the children I know enjoy today. The Lost Letter involves the cast blowing a lot of raspberries— an idea inspired by my nephew.
By the time it is the performances, about eight months after I wrote the script, I have usually forgotten the details and it is a joy to rediscover it. I like to see which parts of the story the young actors particularly like, what moment make them laugh. On top of that, I am always impressed by the enthusiasm and level of performance that the group delivers and I look forward to seeing the results of everyone's hard work in producing The Lost Letter this June.