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Stars light up the stage for Dickens celebrations

Some of the children and young people who took to the stage in Class Act Drama Academy's production of A Christmas Carol at the Courtyard Theatre. INNT 01-509CON

Some of the children and young people who took to the stage in Class Act Drama Academy's production of A Christmas Carol at the Courtyard Theatre. INNT 01-509CON

IN THE year of the Dickens’ bicentenary celebrations, it was only appropriate that Class Act Drama Academy’s end of year performance was A Christmas Carol, albeit an original, adapted version incorporating humour and music.

Vibrant acting, clear voices and Christmas music made the performances of the young people in the Class Act Drama Academy stage school at the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl a huge success.

Directed by Miceala O’Neill, the Newtownabbey class teacher, the play had the audience gripped and entertained in equal measure. The young actors showed how they were able to use their physical and vocal skills to create various dramatic contexts within the play.

Class Act Drama Academy offers classes in performance skills and drama using a specially developed curriculum taught by highly qualified drama professionals. Not only does Class Act Drama Academy promote personal development for young people, but many students from the Academy go on to work in film, television and on stage.

The popular weekly classes at Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre involve speech work, movement, music and mime, and a range of performance arts to enhance creativity, communication and acting skills.

Class Act Drama Academy is now enrolling for the January term. For more information telephone 028 9146 4337 or log on to www.classactdramaacademy.com

 
 
 

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