Monday, 25 March 2019

Theatre youngsters branch out into film

ENCORE, the Sinodun Players’ multi-talented youth group, will be putting out the red carpet for their

ENCORE, the Sinodun Players’ multi-talented youth group, will be putting out the red carpet for their exciting new film venture — which includes a music video, advertisements and a short-story film called Care.

The show, which premieres at Wallingford Corn Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, at 6.30pm, is already expected to be a sell-out and the group has now added another screening at 5.45pm on Friday, July 1.

The entertainment has been devised and written by group members and their leader, actress and voice coach Ginny Avery.

It will include some wild and wacky advertisements presented by the eight- to  10-year-old Footlight junior members.

The Limelight section of 10- to 12-year-olds has produced a music video containing energetic, razzle dazzle pop songs, while the older youngsters (aged 12 to 14) will be performing the film, an insightful and heartfelt tale about a girl who takes a lot of flak from her peers because she appears to be “different”.

To add to the fun, there will also be a blooper reel of hilarious screen “outtakes” and interviews with the cast and crew.

Encore students will be producing a big theatrical extravaganza next year, but were inspired to branch out into film-making by the Children’s Film Festival which was held at the Corn Exchange back in March.

Mrs Avery said: “This is an exciting new departure for our theatre-loving young actors.

“In making this film, they have discovered new talents and techniques that are a complete antithesis to those that are required for theatre acting.

“It has been a very valuable learning curve and they will find that so many of these new skills will be useful to carry forward into future productions.

“Our film venture is innovative and exciting. It’s suitable for all ages, so come along and have a giggle, a singalong and even shed a tear at our fun-packed night.”

Tickets are priced £5 and available from the website at or by calling (01491) 825000.

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