Primary schools’ Grand dream

Following on from last year’s Standing Tall project, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have announced an exciting new project for this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty – DREAM BIG, in partnership with Promise Dreams, a national charity which works with children who are seriously or terminally ill.

Last year, the Grand worked with over 400 participants from community groups to create a two-storey high giant, which stood in the foyer for the duration of the pantomime. This year the theatre is working with primary schools to deliver creative writing workshops, led by performance poet and comedian Emma Purshouse. Participants will write a bedtime story or poem and the completed works will be curated into a public exhibition at the Lighthouse Media Centre during the panto’s run, with 30 being selected for a commemorative book.

James Collins of the Grand explains, “As a theatre, we aim to connect with the community in as many different ways as possible and this project will not only do that but will spark creativity in a way that is both fun and educational.”

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