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[MAY 99] BELRADE THEATRE PRESS RELEASE
Burn It Up

14 - 15 MAY 1999 - 7.30pm

The Acting Out Project presents
Burn It Up
Scripted by Kathi Leahy
Directed by Kathy Joyce

Belgrade Studio

Need to get rid of some excess energy? - then 'Burn It Up' with the cast of The Belgrade Theatre's Acting Out project.

Follow the story of Michael and Helen and the young people they share their lives with on a Coventry city estate. Witness how Michael copes with building pressure and a sentence of sexist bullying. Meanwhile, one of Helen's pranks - devices used to relieve the monotony and boredom of her young life - goes disastrously wrong. We are left wondering 'who are the real victims?'

'Burn It Up' is a play which has been devised by young people willing to examine some of the difficult issues faced by their generation today. The often difficult subject matter is handled with contagious energy, commitment and fun. With some of the most popular contemporary tunes - including Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve) and Firestarter (Prodigy) - it's definitely a show not to be missed.

Ticket prices - 4.00 1 2.50 concessions

Background Information:-

The 'Acting Out' project is a new and exciting venture which has been set up in partnership with the Belgrade Theatre and the local Education Authority. With 45 young people from 17 different schools in Coventry, the scheme offers young people the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the theatre.

Through a number of different modules, covering different styles of theatre, the young people will devise and perform their own shows, working with professional writers and directors and if they wish, dancers and musicians. They work with designers and set builders, learn to use the technical equipment, lighting and sound and all other important aspects of theatre work - including Marketing and Front of House.

This two year work related experience with the Belgrade theatre aims to increase the young person's self confidence and self esteem and works towards a BTEC First Diploma in the performing Arts - so the young people are accredited for all the hard work they put in. Very importantly, through the NVQ - Key Skills, 'Working With Others', the young people recognise and enhance their skills needed in order to work effectively as a team.

MORE INFORMATION: Cath Pitkethly  01203 846 703
  

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