January 4, 2023

Isle of Wight Theatretrain promised ‘A World of Colour’ but boy, did they inject an entire palette of rainbow magic into the Shanklin Theatre audience.

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At Theatretrain Isle of Wight, our focus is not putting on production after production. We value technique and the need for our students to progress and develop their skills. 

You often see theatre groups doing everything they can to produce show after show, but that leaves no time for the students to trial a variety of styles/genres, work on their weaknesses and challenge themselves and their skill sets. 

However, we understand that the performance element is also important. For that reason, our focus this term was SKILL * TECHNIQUE * DEVELOPMENT, with a view to showcasing what our students had learnt in a variety show at the end of term.

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A World of Colour - Shanklin Theatre - Dec 2022

The Brief:

All songs, dances and drama pieces have a colour in the title or the show/play it derives from. 

The Purpose:

After the past few years, the struggles of many people and the darkness that has shadowed the world, we wanted to add a little colour into the lives of our students and the wonderful audience supporting the show. 

The Aim:

Rainbows symbolise many things and have numerous connotations – All positive. All happy. All hopeful. Our aim was to ensure our audience left the theatre feeling a little more positive, happy and hopeful. 

Over 30 songs and various drama pieces. A variety of roles, genres and eras.

A World of Colour showcased all of our students, from ages 3 – 18. For some, this was their first ever show, and for some, it was their last before leaving the Island to go to Drama school. 

With over 30 songs, and various acting pieces, from ‘One Short Day (in the emerald city)’ to ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, this show allowed students to not only showcase the skills they had learnt over the term, but also to trial a variety of roles, genres and eras.

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We received incredible feedback, with many parents amazed by the improvement in their children's technique.

We are were so proud of all of our students. They all worked incredibly hard and challenged themselves throughout the term, which allowed them to produce this wonderful performance. However, we are not only proud of the exceptional show they produced, but also the love and kindness they showed each other backstage and in class every week, that really is something to be celebrated! 

Credit: Steven Caudle Photography

What's next for Isle of Wight Theatretrain?

2023 is going to be a busy and exciting show for our students. We have so much planned and we are so excited to announce these plans in due course. 

What we can tell you is that our students will take taking part in:

  • Workshops 
  • Competitions 
  • Shows 
  • Trips 
  • Events 

If you know someone who would benefit from these exciting opportunities, let them know that we are now ENROLLING FOR JANUARY 2023!

Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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