SACKVILLE School in Hildenborough has set up an alternative stage school for young people in the area.
The Curious Theatre Company led by the school's drama teacher, Siobhan Fogarty, takes children on a creative journey devising unique performances.
Their 'toolkit' is exploration, improvisation, curiosity and risk taking, which is delivered in a supportive, friendly atmosphere by experienced teachers. Artistic director Siobhan Fogarty performed as a professional actress for over 20 years which included two years at the Royal Shakespeare Company, productions at The Royal Court and The Globe.
She starred in three series of Tony Robinson's BAFTA winning children's drama Maid Marion and Her Merry Men, playing Rotten Rose, and had parts in most British television soaps. The teacher left acting to concentrate on writing, directing and producing short films and documentaries, and her first screenplay Monica Ole was winner of the Women in Film and Television and Avalon Productions screen-writing award and was made into a feature film. She then went on to write numerous episodes of the CBBC animation, Boo, and the BAFTA-winning BBC series The Chuckle Brothers.
She now draws on her experiences to teach drama through to A Level at Sackville School, often writing customised scripts tailored to her students' strengths. The drama company is open to five to 18 year olds from all schools, and meets in Sackville School's new studio theatre, The Space, on Fridays, term time between 4.30pm to 6pm.
For more information visit www.curioustheatrecompany.com
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