Santa And The Star Fruit opens this week

Next Saturday Alive And Kicking opens Santa And The Star Fruit, a 45 minute Christmas mini-musical for all the family, in the Victorian market stall Unit K in the 1904 Market Hall at Kirkgate Market in Leeds City Centre. The show times are 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30 on Saturdays November 30, December 7, 14 and 21. More information at email AND IT'S FREE!




What a week last week was

Phew what a week and from now on right up until Christmas AAK is very busy with Gawain, Bottom and Santa.
St Chad's and St Philip's have welcomed Luke and Kathryn, Martin and myself,  and the extended version of Gawain is well into its first outing. Medieval boasts, the training of knights, stories of the quest to find the Green Knight all support and extend the work of the two full days which Kathryn and Luke are working on. 
Mathematics and Gawain figured largely in one class at St Philip's with a visiting head teacher congratulating the class and their teacher in the highest possible way. That's the strength of our portfolio. We build imaginary communities and the lives of people therein. So if you want to design, write, count, investigate, explore, think, face the future - you can do it with AAK!
And here's proof in the picture from St Anthony's Beeston. Great smiles and sideboards!

Fruit Salads and Rolling Heads

Great news .... Santa And The Star Fruit has now found Bella Quinola and Elvis the Elf and Santa is of course Santa.. Here's a pic from last year. Can't wait to see the next installment of Santa's adventures at Kirkgate Market in Leeds and in local schools too. More news as I get it.
Watch out everyone at St Chad's and St Philip's Primary Schools. There will be a moment of decapitation before your very eyes this next week. And Emma has created a beautiful set of costumes for you to try on along with moments to join in like you've never seen before!

Into rehearsal

Off we go! First Gawain workshops complete and now off into Gawain rehearsals tomorrow morning in the hut at Farsley Farfield. Martin, Kathryn and Luke creating a beheading match and all that follows!

Fab moment yesterday

I met Lauren, student from Leeds City College, at West Yorkshire Playhouse working with stage management, and she was at Victoria Primary School as a child more than 10 years ago when we took the original Journeys Into Space there. Lovely to meet you again Lauren. Stay in touch! Anyone else remember Journeys Into Space?
Here's a shot from Land Of The Sttone from the same time.

And we're off ....

..... at St Chad's In Headingley, Leeds ....  workshops for Years 5 and 6 to prepare for the first of the full day visits from Gawain and The Green Knight – an investigation into the medieval world in the story of Gawain and the creation of Knightly boasts of deeds daring and chivalrous.
And if you are anywhere near Pudsey next week you might hear the sounds of Martin, Kathryn and Luke preparing for a beheading match!

Won't be long now .....

.... before Gawain and The Green Knight and To The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Bottom Of The Sea are on the road. And we are in the middle of building Santa And The Star Fruit which is on offer to primary schools as part of their Christmas celebrations. Would you like us to visit you? Let us know through the Contact page and we'll be in touch.

Santa And The Star Fruit - booking for December 2013

Our brand new Christmas show will visit Kirkgate Market Leeds on Saturdays Nov 30 and Dec 7, 14 and 21 plus visits to Christmas Wonder Leeds marquee on Briggate on Thursdays Dec 12 and 19.  Free admission and a chance to meet Santa.
Alive and Kicking Theatre Company Leeds present:
Santa & The Star Fruit - a Tasty Christmas Musical treat specially commissioned by Kirkgate Market.
Come along to Leeds Kirkgate Market with your kids and enjoy a totally free Christmas Treat. Last year Santa Sets his Stall Out was a great success. This year, Santa is back with his reindeer and he’s teamed up with Elvis The Elf and Bella Quinola, Fruit Seller and Singing Superstar, to bring you a Mini Christmas Musical, staged in a specially decorated Victorian Market stall.
Forget those tired feet for forty minutes and tune in to Santa and The Star Fruit, a brand new fun-filled story written and performed by multi award-winning entertainers and produced by Leeds Children’s favourite “Alive and Kicking” Theatre Company.
Follow the adventures of Little Bud and Victoria Plum as they try to save Fruit Salad City from Rotten Tomato. Sing along with Mamma Mango, take a trip to Pomegranate Planet and finally step into those big yellow boots and do a seasonal stomp with the fabulous Big Banana!
Afterwards the children will be able to chat with Santa and, who knows, there may be surprises!

Are you a fab singer?

Santa And the Star Fruit might need you. Watch this space.

Hello again

 ......... and off we go with the new school term. We'll be investigating where courage comes from, designing lighthouses, inventing a new Christmas mini-musical with Santa and The Star Fruit, diving into the depths of the ocean, facing Gawain's challenger, the horrific Green Knight, planning how to save the world and lots more.