Do you have a budding Anne Hathaway or Leonardo DiCaprio at home? Then perhaps you should think about signing them up for a workshop with the Manama Theatre Club, a community of amateur drama enthusiasts hailing from different parts of the world.
The junior workshops explore different types of drama, from shadow puppets to mime, to give the kids a taste of theatre’s many elements. This month, on Saturday June 25, children from seven to 14 can sign up for a fun, two-hour session, which then culminates in a small 15-minute performance for all the parents.
The performance? The Rock ‘n’ Roll Trolls, a heart-warming story that sees three children on a quest to find the Fairy Queen, who has been captured by the trolls. On their journey, the kids discover just how smart, strong and brave they can be, and how friendships can pop out of anywhere with a little understanding.
“Drama builds confidence and self-esteem,” Bev Coombridge, the junior drama coordinator at Manama Theatre Club tells us. “[It] builds listening skills and awareness of social cues, develops language and communication skills, as well as emotional intelligence, and gives kids the opportunity to be creative.”
With so many reasons to get your kids involved in theatre from a young age, and the chance to see your little one deliver the performance of their lifetime, what are you waiting for? You can sign up now by registering at The British Club reception.
BD3 (British Club members), BD5 (non-members). Sat June 25, 3pm-5.30pm. The British Club, Um Al Hassam (17 728 245).