Funnybones: Humerus History
Mosina Festival, Poland Slonko Cinema, Srem Schools & Wangroviecz, Poland & Sandfield Theatre
April 24 to May 5 Mosina Festival and July 2-5 1996 Sandfield Theatre. Presented by Nottinghamshire Education Theatre Company. In November 1994, Nottinghamshire Education Theatre Company were given permission to adapt the very popular Funnybones books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and Andre Amstutz. This show sold out in Nottinghamshire where extra performances had to be added to the schedule and then again in Edinburgh at the International Festival Fringe in August 1995. This integrated group of young people from mainstream and special schools pranced and danced around the streets of Edinburgh to drum up trade for the show, but ended up turning people away. Because of the success of the first Funnybones show which followed many of the simple story-lines in the books we sought permission to create our own volume in the series, based on the idea of skeletons visiting various periods of British history. Just as the original Funnybones books were intended as amusing introductions to reading, we have taken some liberties with historical accuracy to locate skeletons at various periods which are popular focus areas of study in the Primary School. We hope that they will provide the beginnings of a route into some of those periods.
with Maria Braun
and Monica Leech
with Tracy Blackman
Polish Language Coach
Alistair Conquer , David Stewart et al Susan (Earl) Brown