Since KidzAct was established we have performed large scale theatre productions such as The Wizard of Oz (2003) and Bugsy Malone(2006) as well as experimental improvisation interludes in More Than Just Musicals (2008).
We also performed a magical and very memorable A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) in Dunnottar Woods in Stonehaven and in October 2009 The Witches by Roald Dahl at the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill which was performed again in Aboyne in October 2010.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, in June 2010, we returned to Dunnottar Woods as our Junior theatres from Newtonhill and Stonehaven performed Woodland Fairytales and our Senior and Youth Theatres performed Alice In Wonderland. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the cast of almost 130 youngsters and, of course, the audience enjoyed a unique experience as they walked around the woods meeting and hearing the story of Alice.
A truly memorable experience for everyone involved.
The above is in addition to many small in-house presentations and performances.
Testimonials from previous shows and presentations:
"Well done Jo and all the cast of The Wizard of Oz. Brilliant show. Everyone looked so happy. Worth all the hard work that was put in” (Audience member 2003)
“Just a note to say congratulations on the superb performances of The Wizard of Oz. The children were all fantastic and I would like to thank you and all your helpers for all the hard work, sweat and tears it must have taken to produce such a great end result” (Audience member 2003)
The best three days of my life.
(Wizard of Oz cast member 2003)
"I saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Hyde Park as a child and now as a lady in her 70’s your production brought back many happy memories and had lost none of its magic. Thank you.” (audience member 2005)
When you first said we were doing Shakespeare, I groaned but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I’ll never forget it. What a brilliant experience.(cast member 2005)
“I loved the inventive touches like the old fashioned newsreader and black and white disaster movie on the backdrop, the children looked like they had a ball filming it” (audience member Bugsy Malone 2006)
“A tour de force, I didn’t know how you would manage to create the mice and different perspectives, but it was just superb and so inventive” (The Witches audience member 2009)
"WOW!the costumes, the colours, the music, the kids, what a fabulous time we had at Dunnottar Woods" (audience member Alice 2010)
The process through which our members go to achieve a production/performance/presentation, no matter how big or small, is as important as the final product. Sometimes there is no final product, the process is the education.