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THE BIG REVEAL!

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2018 MUSICAL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING THIS WEEK!

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!

IT’S TIME!!!

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Yes National 5 and Higher pupils – exam day has arrived!

Your exam is tomorrow – THURSDAY 1ST JUNE – at 1pm.

The National 5 exam ends at 2.30pm

The Higher exam ends at 3pm

PLEASE USE ALL OF THE TIME YOU HAVE!

OTHER ADVICE?

  • YOU MUST READ ALL QUESTIONS FIRST. DO NOT BACK YOURSELF INTO A CORNER BY RACING AHEAD AND NOT THINKING ABOUT THE ANSWER UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE.

 

  • MAKE SURE YOUR ANSWERS ARE DETAILED. ASSUME THE MARKER KNOWS NOTHING. STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR DUMMIES REMEMBER.

 

  • CHECK, DOUBLE CHECK, AND CHECK AGAIN, YOUR ANSWERS! YOU CAN NEVER WRITE TOO MUCH.

 

  • FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE!!! NATIONAL 5 – PLEASE USE THE MAGIC FORMULA. HIGHER – CLEARLY SET OUT YOUR PARAGRAPHS AND ALWAYS LINK BACK TO THE QUESTION.

 

  • KEEP CALM! WE KNOW YOU CAN ALL DO THIS – YOU NEED TO BELIEVE THIS AS WELL!!!

 

 

LAST MINUTE PREPARATION?

  • NATIONAL 5 – THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO REVIEW YOUR VOCAB AND THE MAGIC FORMULA. YOU MUST USE THIS REGULARLY TO GET THE MOST MARKS.

 

  • HIGHERS – THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO READ THE PLAY SO IT IS FRESH IN YOUR HEAD. DO ALSO REVISE ALL TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF MUNGO PARK – YOU DO NOT KNOW WHICH 4 TECHNICAL ELEMENTS WILL BE ON THE LIST – DO NOT ASSUME OR YOU COULD END UP STUCK!

 

LAST THING FOR THE HIGHERS – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RETURN YOUR PRU BOOKS TO US TOMORROW – OR OUR NEW HIGHERS WILL HAVE NOTHING TO STUDY!

THANKING YOU!!!!!

 

FINGERS CROSSED FOR GOOD QUESTIONS – AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

UPCOMING THEATRE – MUST SEE!

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OUT OF THIS WORLD BY MARK MURPHY’S VTOL

‘A life and death love story’

Ellen has been in a car accident. She’s disorientated, in pain, and her husband Anthony is missing. As Ellen descends into a medically induced coma, she knows that she has to escape in order to find Anthony but time is running out. She has a heart-breaking choice to make – her life or her love.

Out Of This World is action-packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. It’s a powerful love story set within a world of projected film and animation, featuring groundbreaking aerial choreography, explosive special effects and intense storytelling.

Mark Murphy is celebrated for his signature genre-defying work, and ambitious, large-scale outdoor events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

AND BETTER STILL…..

Eden Court are offering a ‘Pay What You Can’ deal

Out of This World has been receiving rave reviews and Eden Court would like to enable as many people as possible to experience this world-class theatre show. Eden Court CEO Colin Marr says;

‘The show isn’t a straightforward drama or play, it’s part drama, part visual spectacular, part physical theatre and being able to bring something so different here to Eden Court is really exciting. We don’t have access to enough of this type of work and we simply want as many people as possible to experience it. Above all though, what we’re really excited about is appealing to people who’ve never been to the theatre before so that they can see first- hand how incredible and diverse it can be. If Out of This World is the first thing you ever see in a theatre then we are supremely confident a lifelong love of live performance will follow!’

How does Pay What You Can work – Simply book your tickets as normal through the booking link below or by calling Box Office on 01463 234 234. Then after the show go to Box Office and pay what you can – that’s it! Performances are on TUESDAY 16TH AND WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY AT 8PM.

 

We suggest you all get yourselves there!

 

Here’s a trailer if you need any further enticing…

OUT OF THIS WORLD latest teaser from Mark Murphy on Vimeo.

The V-Tol website also has a whole ‘Behind The Scenes’ section so go take a look!

 

http://outofthisworldtour.co.uk/behindthescenes/

 

TEACHER CONGRATS!

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Following on from the AMAZING success of her first published novel, ‘Fir For Luck’, your Drama Teacher Mrs Henderson has only gone and secured a second publishing deal!

‘Punch’ is the name of the new novel, which is set in Victorian Scotland. It follows a boy who seeks refuge with a travelling puppet show after being wrongly accused of causing a fire. It is based on a real blaze which occurred in the Inverness Victorian Market in 1889.

How inspiring it is to be working with, and learning from, such a talented story teller! Congratulations Mrs Henderson!
Check out the article on the BBC News website this morning – link below.

RECRUITING NOW! EDEN COURT CREATIVE AMBASSADORS 2017/2018

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Eden Court CREATIVE Ambassador scheme gives young people the opportunity to get involved with CREATIVE at Eden Court and in their local area. Representatives are chosen from every school in Highland to work together to promote events and opportunities in the Arts.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know…

*You must be in S4, S5 or S6 to apply for this role.

*You must have enthusiasm and passion for the arts.

*You must be willing to be an active link between the arts and your local community, by maintaining a notice board in your school that provides information, brochures and flyers

*You must attend 4 Meeting Days at Eden Court to meet with the CREATIVE team (2017-18 Meeting Dates WED 30 AUGUST // THUR 5 OCTOBER // FRI 21 FEBRUARY // JUNE (tbc)

*You must represent Eden Court at local arts events and National events happening at the theatre.

HOW DO I APPLY?

You should complete an application form, which you can download here –

CREATIVE Ambassadors Application Pack 2017-18

You can also find it on the Eden Court website, or request a form to be sent to you by calling Teya Jean Bawden on 01463 239 841 or emailing creative@eden-court.co.uk.

You must have the support of a teacher within your school who will agree to act as a contact between Eden Court, the School and yourself, and who must complete a reference for you within the application form.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Applications must be completed  and returned by Friday 16th June.

Please return to Lucy McGlennon, Eden Court CREATIVE Engagement Officer, Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

WORKING WITH THE NTS

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The National Theatre of Scotland is calling for ‘bright, young creative minds’ to help determine a nationwide signature event for Year of Young People 2018.

Those aged between 16 and 25 who would be interested in sharing thoughts and ideas are invited to join the focus group. It would also be ideal if they have a passion for drama & theatre, but not essential. They are looking to cast the net as far and wide as possible across Scotland and selection will be made to ensure a good geographic mix.

The session will take place : 5-7pm, Thursday 6th April at NTS’s brand new Rockvilla, 125 Craighall Rd, Glasgow, G4 9TL

Applications to join the group should be submitted to Gillian.gourlay@nationaltheatrescotland.com by 5pm, Monday 27th March.

Please give your reason for wanting to be involved, name, age, contact number & location.
Selection will be complete by Friday 30th March, when further details will be sent out to those invited to join the Focus Group. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

If you’d like further information please contact Gillian via email or call her on 0141 227 9237.

HIGHER PREP ESSAYS

All Highers are required to write a Preparation for Performance Essay. This must be done for both acting roles. You are expected to specifically outline the research, development and rehearsal process that has enabled you to portray your characters.

DUE DATE: WEDNESDAY 22ND MARCH

If this is submitted any later, we will not be able to redraft/help you enhance these.

Full guidance can be found in the link to the PowerPoint below…

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Here is a ‘perfect ten’ response you can use as a guide…

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HIGHER PRU HW: MON 13TH MARCH

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You should allow yourself 20 MINUTES ONLY to complete as much of your theme essay (below) as possible. Please hand to me on Monday for marking.

Question –

As a director, identify five ways in which the playwright uses one or more characters to explore important themes and issues in your prescribed text.

Explain in detail the way in which you would use five directing concepts to ensure these characters communicate the themes and issues in your intended production.

NATIONAL 5 DRAMA: PREP ESSAY

All essays must be typed up and submitted to me by FRIDAY 10TH MARCH.

Please email jwallace039@highlandschools.org.uk or bring a copy in to school on a USB.