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The Mischief MakersSaturday 28th July saw University Centre St Helens FdA Theatre and Performance lecturing team; Ian Greenall, Andy Dickson and Josh Thomas and recent graduate, Alexis Maxwell perform their collaborative show, The Mischief Makers at Parr and Eccleston libraries in St Helens.

The comedic, entertaining show, a one off piece, told the story of John, a middle-aged man who was once an obsessive Denise the Menace fan. Growing up, John lost his inner mischief but with the unexpected re-appearance of his old gang, John’s friends begin to help him find it again.

Written, produced and performed by the University Centre St Helens team, the production formed part of the Summer Reading Challenge, an annual initiative held each summer holiday, encouraging children and young people to read six library books of their choice.

Speaking about the collaboration, recent graduate Alexis explained how the production linked back to her time on the Theatre and Performance Foundation degree at University Centre St Helens:

“During the Foundation degree, I studied a module called ‘TIE’, where we created and performed a piece of theatre for students in secondary schools. The skills and knowledge learnt as part of this module was invaluable when it came to working with experienced performers on The Mischief Makers piece. The work I had done on script writing and performance techniques is invaluable and I’ve really applied them during this project.”

For anyone interested in studying Theatre and Performance, University Centre St Helens have places still available for September 2018 entry onto the Foundation degree. Call our Clearing hotline on 0800 027 1221 for further details.