1. Serendipity Cottage Promotional Film written by David Taylor, Produced by MADE Theatre

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  2. MADE Theatre provided opportunities for young people from Alfreton Grange Arts College to work on a professional theatre production which reflected their own community’s social and cultural heritage.
    Funded with the help of Arts Council England and Aimhigher Derbyshire, this unusual project gave learners a fascinating insight into all aspects of the theatre industry – from music composition, directing, playwriting and acting to set, sound and lighting design.
    At the heart of the project was Serendipity Cottage, a play penned and produced by Alfreton-born playwright David Taylor who actually attended the Arts College in its days as Mortimer Wilson School. The play is based partly on David’s own memories of growing up in the area as well as family stories passed down the generations.
    When newly-formed theatre company M.A.D.E. Productions chose the play for its first public performance – in the College’s own theatre – it was the cue for a much broader community initiative to help pupils shine through the performing arts.
    Over four weeks, the learners took part in workshops which not only highlighted the diverse professional roles which come together in a theatrical production but also raised awareness of creative and cultural courses in further and higher education. Ideas generated in the workshops were then showcased during the final production of Serendipity Cottage.
    As rehearsals for the public performances swung into action, pupils also had the chance to shadow and receive mentoring from the actors and designers – an ideal way of gaining high-calibre work experience.

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