Kids learn drama skills in Spamalot workshops thanks to Southern Water

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CHILDREN from Peacehaven, Telscombe and Saltdean are taking part in Spamalot workshops thanks to Southern Water.

The company has extended its sponsorship of Theatre Workshops for schools and colleges at Theatre Royal Brighton.

This has allowed more than 170 children and college students to particiapte in workshops and to see a performance of the theatre’s Christmas show, Spamalot.

Children aged nine to 16-years-old will experience the energy, fun and humour of Spamalot as they learn mock jousting, dancing and singing on the stage of the 200-year-old theatre.

The sessions culminate in the pupils forming a coconut orchestra.

They are then invited to return to the theatre in January to see a matinee performance of the show.

Workshops are run by professional performers from Hove-based MGA Academy.

Southern Water spokesperson Andy Shaddick said: “This is the third year that we have worked with Theatre Royal Brighton to stage Theatre workshops for local schools.

“The pupils are taught the importance of staying hydrated during exercise, and the energy and enthusiasm that the pupils put into the workshops means that this learning is put into immediate effect.

“It is really satisfying that even more pupils are taking part this year and that they have all had a fantastic time.”