Judy Seall, Head of Drama at Dolphin School has been taking casts of young children aged 8-17 (current Dolphin pupils and Old Delphinians) to perform on the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the last 4 years. Judy’s original productions and talented young actors have received much critical acclaim for their performances. The magic in Judy’s productions is achieved through giving her young casts as much input as possible into the creative process, giving them a real sense of ownership of both the material and their performances.

 

2016 - Tales from the Tent

Tales from the Tent is an original production written and produced by Judy which examines the experience of refugees and those on the move because of circumstances beyond their control. The young cast of the show (aged 8-17) workshopped and improvised to discover and define their characters and Judy wove their ideas into a 1 hour piece of original drama. The production received rave reviews and was awarded 5 stars by the British Theatre Guide. 

 

5* Review by the British Theatre Guide

 

 

2015 - Dream

Dolphin School returned for a third year at the Edinburgh Fringe, bringing with them their adaptation of Shakespeare's 

Dream, adapted and directed by Judy. The company were amongst the youngest performing, with cast members aged from 11 to 13. The play was performed at Greenside in Nicholson Square to great reviews, with an audience of 160 people over the 6-day run; a huge achievement by Fringe standards. 

 

Review by the British Theatre Guide

 

 

2014 - These Fragments

Dolphin School received an enviable 4-star rating at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for their performance of Judy Seall's These Fragments which traced the journey of a tea tin that is passed down the generations through WWI to WWII and the present day conflicts.

 

Review by the British Theatre Guide

 

 

2013 - Scatterbrained

Dolphin pupils aged 11-13 performed a play called Scatterbrained written by Judy Seall at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play is a story about a giant, who loses his memory, but also has an underlying message that highlights the plight of the vast number of people who experience memory loss. The troupe were by far the youngest actors at the festival and received excellent reviews, including a 3-star rating by one critic.

 

Review

 

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