News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Theatre company virtual workshop is just the trick

Performing arts students at Clarendon Sixth Form College get a taste of the industry with theatre Q&A session.

Adam Quayle and Hannah Tyrell-Pinder, artistic directors and co-founders of Box of Tricks Theatre, met with students via Microsoft Teams to discuss a variety of topics.

Manchester based Box of Tricks Theatre is a registered charity and supports young playwrights and actors to develop their careers through engagement programs and workshops.

During the call, Adam and Hannah both discussed their careers in the industry, the skills involved in producing a theatre show, the various job roles within the theatre and the future of the industry after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reuben Martin, performing arts student at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The Q&A with Box of Tricks Theatre was brilliant and very beneficial, as we are researching theatre companies at the moment. We were very lucky to be able to talk to Adam and Hannah about their careers and what their charity does to help those in the industry.”

Richard Goodwin, head of performing arts at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “I am very pleased with the students for taking part in this session so enthusiastically. This was such a great opportunity which they used to complete research and develop their career aspirations. The students even suggested some new ideas to Adam and Hannah for the future. Thank you to them for taking the time to speak to our students.”