06 Aug - 10 Aug 2018 Age range: 8 - 11
06 Aug - 10 Aug 2018 Age range: 8 - 11
“IF I HAD A WORLD OF MY OWN, EVERYTHING WOULD BE NONSENSE. NOTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT ISN'T. AND CONTRARY WISE, WHAT IS, IT WOULDN'T BE. AND WHAT IT WOULDN'T BE, IT WOULD. YOU SEE?” THE MAD HATTER
On this mission, we’re tumbling down a rabbit hole to the fantastically mad and enchanting world that is Wonderland! Rabbits appear and disappear. Caterpillars turn into Cheshire cats, eating cake makes you a giant, tears turn into seas, trees have secret doors, croquet sets are made of flamingos and hedgehogs, and playing cards come in full body armour….
Your brief? Bring Wonderland to life! How will you shrink Alice? How will you make the Cheshire cat appear and disappear? You’ll have one week to master stage trickery, illusion and magic. Using canvas, wood, paint, fabrics, paper, cardboard, natural materials and learning lots of stage effects, your job will be to plan, design and create a set that convinces your audience that they have truly stepped into Wonderland!
As a member of the Down The Rabbit Hole Production Team, you’ll have to think on your feet, be one of the team, keep your wits about you and be ready at the drop of a (mad hatter) hat! The will be plenty of opportunities for stage effects, dizzying perspectives, magical scenery, set mechanics and crazy costumes & props.
The mission will culminate with an exciting immersive performance of Down The Rabbit Hole on the last day in front of a select parent audience, where the children will play a key role both front of house (ushers, documenters, narrators) and backstage (stage management, costume changes).
A note to parents:
Can you please make sure your children have the basic skills needed to really enjoy the mission: gluing, painting, handling clay and scissors, being hands-on & crafty.
The projects the children work on can take time: exciting costumes and set mechanics require a little bit of commitment! This is why we ask that children join the mission for a minimum of 3 days, so they can experience the full design and making process.
As much as possible on this mission, we ask that children attend the Friday, as it can be disappointing to work on a project all week and not see it come to life in the theatre show.
MISSION FACT FILE
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 8 or older. If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Architects or Engineers with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Because this mission involves the production of a play, we cannot offer flexibility in terms of days. Bookings have to cover the full 5 days.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
Prices for this mission start at £320 for one child for the week (5 days). We offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here for further information.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt