Classes for young thespians

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YOUNG aspiring actors are being encouraged to master their craft by joining North Lanarkshire Council’s Children’s Theatre.

Last year, the group performed Rebecca Riding Hood at New Stevenston Community Centre to a sell out audience and now the weekly class is looking for new members.

The drama classes started back this week, and every session children have the opportunity to participate in skill building in a relaxed and fun environment.

After the winter break the groups begin to rehearse for their end of term production when they can put all their learning into action on stage.

Lisa Mathieson, drama development officer, said: “It’s amazing how quickly the children learn new skills and become very involved in their drama classes.

“We encourage them to use their imagination to create stories around the drama games we use to teach them each week. It’s great fun.”

The classes take place in New Stevenston Community Centre, Jerviston Street on Wednesdays at 4-5pm for five to eight year olds, and 5.15 to 6.15pm for nine to 12 year olds.

There is also a North Lanarkshire Youth Theatre class who will be working on their autumn production After Juliet by Sharman MacDonald.

This class is open to those aged 13 and over and takes place between 6.30 and 7.30pm.

To book or for further information call 01236 812200, log onto www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/artsinaction or www.facebook.com/NLartsinaction or www.twitter.com/NLCarts.