Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Tilbury Tightrope: Part Two

WE don’t really do part one’s and part two’s anymore but we thought we would make an exception for the rehearsals for the Tilbury Tightrope.

Theatre Is… and the Royal Opera House present The Tilbury Tightrope

Sponsored by the Port of Tilbury a new piece of Hip Hop theatre based on the book Tightrope by Gillian Cross and adapted by playwright Anna Reynolds.

Theatre Is… has been working with young people from Its Our Theatre and from the Gateway Academy in Tilbury.

Funded by Thurrock Education Services the project welcomes young people from all over Thurrock to participate in creating a new version of The Tilbury Tightrope on the 10th of July at Woodview School. Featuring Hip Hop dance, spoken word and rap, graffiti art and live music this is the story of Ashley a young woman from Tilbury battling to make a better life for her and her mum. Using her extraordinary powers of agility and strength she climbs into the clouds to find a bright new future.

In this part of the rehearsal, the students are developing an acoustic piece with a little electric guitar.


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