ACTING FOR TV SHOWREELS
In Spring 2018 the focus was ACTING for TV! All our students prepared a monologue – and we filmed then and had a great evening presenting them on the big screen at The New Continental in Preston!
6-12 YEARS DRAMA – ZOMBIE FILM
We always encourage students to tackle subjects and themes they are interested in and feel passionate about. So when we asked the 6-12 year olds what they wanted to make a film about they said…. Zombies. Here it is. You might need a pillow to hide behind. It’s pretty scary!
Northern, Disabled and Broke – Arts Council funding for Manchester Show
In 2017 we very gratefully received Arts Council Funding to write and produce a play for our actors with disability/impairment. It was called ‘Northern, Disabled and Broke’ – and we had a blast! We performed at the fantastic Z Arts to brilliant audiences made up of friends, family AND Casting Directors!!!
We ensure all students perform EVERY term and we always ensure all students are givven equal parts. At least once a year we get industry professionals in to watch our students work and give them feedback. We call this the drama cups and the panel is often made up of actors of the TV, casting directors and producers etc!
CHILDERNS THEATRE SHOW WRITTEN BY MELANIE ASH!
Check out the trailer for our children’s show that’s currently touring primary schools! Written by Mel and Jude Jagger the play aims to empower children with the knowledge and confidence to better understand emotions and live happy little lives!
We made this film for Caritas Care to celebrate their AGM and of course the extra ordinary people that are part of this fantastic organisation. Caritas Care do amazing work and it was an honour to be asked to work with them.
CROSSWAYS DAY CENTRE
We have fond memories of this period of time working at Crossways Day Centre. This was our first attempt at creating these bespoke music videos and a lovely time. Miss you all at Crossways tremendously!
INTEGRATE ASSISTED LIVING!
We were thrilled to be asked to create something special for Integrate to celebrate 30 incredible years. It was an honour to meet and work with people that had been able to leave hospitals and join Integrate and lead full and independant lives. We tried to relect this journey in their music video ‘Say Something’.
FREEDOM BY JIGSAW THEATRE COMPANY
After 2 years of working with Jigsaw Theatre Company, a theatre group working with adults with learning difficulties, Mel was thrilled to be able to showcase the amazing work they had been doing as well as the remarkable talent.
SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN SERVICE USERS
Christmas 2013 saw each of the classes perform their own version of the classic pantomime Snow White, starting with the Preston adults who took on a modern interpretation of a feminist Snow White living with a group of community service users.
SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES
The following week it was the younger classes that wowed the audience with the more traditional version of the Pantomime.
CAREFULLY LOST (PART 1)
In the summer of 2013 Meladrama performed 4 short plays looking at the subject ‘The Loss of Innocence’.
The first part of Carefully Lost explores the devastating effects of child sex abuse, in particular the notoriously difficult process of bringing the perpetrators to court as an adult.
CAREFULLY LOST (PART 2)
Carefully Lost Part 2 explores the devastating effects of Social Binge Drinking and drug using amongst teenagers.