Come join us for a summer celebration of the work of The Met’s diverse participatory theatre groups. This year our young people and adults have been inspired by the comedy, characters and life of Bury born Victoria Wood. Together with their professional drama facilitators, the groups have created a sketch show filled with skits, song and homages to the British sitcom. This is a great opportunity for our inclusive theatre groups to showcase the skills they have learned and the stories they have shared about their town and it’s creative heritage.
Met Express is an inclusive drama group for adults with disabilities who meet every Monday and Tuesday night at The Met to create drama and have fun! They focus on our abilities not disabilities and offer a safe creative space for all.
Let’s Do it!
Inspired by “As Seen on TV” we have created our very on sketch show! A collection of script work, spoken word, song writing and situation comedy. They can’t wait to to share the work they have done reflecting on everything they love about the work of Victoria Wood and hope you do too!
Bury Youth Theatre
BYT are aged between 8 and 14. Their main goal is to create high quality and ambitious pieces of ensemble theatre using various different performance styles and genres. They aim to develop the participant’s confidence and social skills with an informal approach to the sessions providing a relaxed and comfortable environment in which the children are encouraged to be themselves and express who they want to be.
Taking Victoria Woods talents as a screen writer as influence, BYT have been working on a piece that showcases the evolution of the Great British sitcom.
Starting back in the 1960s and finishing in the 2010s the children have studied and recreated a classic sitcom sketch or scene from each decade to demonstrate how the past has influenced the sitcoms we have today.
Engage 2 Stage
Engage 2 Stage are a theatre company for the visually impaired along with sighted volunteers, based at The Bury Met Theatre, they meet weekly on a Monday from 4.30 – 6.30. Their performance for the summer show case is Victoria Wood’s iconic song Freda and Barry [Let’s Do It].
Professional Actors and Directors create a safe place for young people with autism and additional needs to express themselves. They’re encouraged to improve life-skills like team work and communication. They will build confidence by devising and performing a short show every term. The young people have ownership of their performance, as the shows are created using their ideas. The Senior group focuses more on developing their acting skills and promoting independence.
Juniors – The customers are excited about Chippy Night, but as they get closer to the front of the queue, we find out more about these unusual personalities, and how far they would go to get their chips!
Seniors – Wood’s Restaurant, has not exactly got Five Star Reviews. Unfortunately, this is not going to be on your list of places-to-go; especially when you see how it’s run and what goes on, on the restaurant floor, and in the kitchen.
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