On Thursday 11th September well known Physical Theatre company ‘Frantic Assembly’ came into the Academy to deliver a workshop to promote their ‘Ignition 14’ project. The company have been to schools and colleges across the country to find twelve boys who will come together to form a theatre company and perform their work at Stratford Circus in London. Boys from Year’s 10 to 14 were invited to take part in the physically exerting taster session. The workshop focussed on physical skills such as lifts, balance and timing. It also encouraged the boys to take part in warm ups to test their fitness levels and to work together as a team.
The boys have now been given the opportunity to attend a trial for the project at Hull Truck Theatre in a few weeks time. If successful the boys will be become one of the lucky twelve to work alongside Frantic Assembly’s Artistic Director and some of their talented practitioners to create ‘Ignition 14’.