Monday, 20 June 2016

Dramaturgy Island: Tom Beard @ Edfringe 2016


Live performance and music for all the family!

LP Creatives has plenty in store for 2017 and are very excited and proud to be bringing Treasure Island to the Auditorium for Gilded Balloon at the Museum for their first of hopefully many productions here.

Treasure Island is a spectacular children’s show created to spark the children’s imagination whilst also entertaining all the accompanying Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Granddads! It features a professional cast of all singing and-a-dancing actors.

“Ahaar me hearties! A Summer show for a big Yo-HO!!

“Here be a swashbuckling, show-stopping, sail-flapping, hand-clapping, toe-tapping, barnacle busting pantomime twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventures on the high seas! We’ve got the telescope, the treasure map and the schooners at the ready! So weigh anchor mateys, bring your booty and prepare to set sail for monkeys, parrots, tropical islands, Pirates, mermaids and MORE blummin’ Pirates!!”

Dates & Times:
3rd – 28th August 2016
10 am (16th – 1PM)

National Museum of Scotland - The Auditorium Complex

What was the inspiration for this performance?
We have produced this show several times but never in the same format.  This two hander really gives the actors the chance to play with lots of different characters and the inspiration from the writer comes from the performers involved - particularly Rachael who we feel is destined for much bigger things!

How did you go about gathering the team for it?
We have amassed a pool of talented people since we formed five years ago - this is the end result of that, using the best of what we have found and appearing at the Fringe for the first time!

How did you become interested in making performance?
We were approached by several large producers who said that we should perhaps form our own company. They gave us a few recommendations to other venues and it blossomed from there - we started with smaller productions and budgets and now have several large resident pantomimes and are lucky enough to be working with TV names and touring to number one venues with some great productions, performing to thousands of people a day

Was your process typical of the way that you make a performance?
The starting process begins with ideas at 3am that hopefully get scribbled down somewhere! From there we have meetings and more meetings and then some more meetings to establish if the idea is going to work.

Then comes the arduous task of budgeting and forecasting before we finally get around to working on the fun things like scripts, costumes and photoshoots!

What do you hope that the audience will experience?
A memory is what we like to create - we really like to get to know our audience, from involving them in the show to meeting and greeting after the performance - that little extra effort goes a long way and it's amazing to see how you have .

What strategies did you consider towards shaping this audience experience?
Following trends and keeping it feeling modern and current are a big part of what we do - we realise that people have much shorter attention spans (no child is going to sit still and watch a 4 minute ballad) so we keep it big, bright, and snappy!

Do you see your work within any particular tradition?
Although it isn't pantomime (unless we're doing pantomime), our style is very similar - we are having fun and invite the audience to join in too - we try to make what is a very difficult standard appear like an effortless show - this only comes from experience and planning.

LP Creatives are a family run production company formed in 2010. LP Creatives' mission is to create innovative and accessible theatre for all. We also aim to reach out to the next generation of audience. All of our shows are fast paced, interactive and musical, guaranteed to hold the attention of even the youngest audience members.

Now in its sixth operating year, LP Creatives have built a great reputation for producing professional children’s theatre shows  touring to mid to large scale theatre all year round.

Currently LP Creatives are producing ‘Treasure Island’ starring CBeebies Sid Sloane and Rebecca Keatley which is on a UK tour to all the Butlins holiday resorts.
As well as this LP Creatives will be producing two pantomimes for 2016. They will be in Leatherhead for the first time and are producing a fifth season at The Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham which sells out every year.

They will also be touring the UK with an original show this Christmas entitled ‘Santa and the Pirates (that don’t want Christmas!) to some amazing venues with more stars of CBeebies.

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