Invergordon Academy’s Youth Theatre took part a Burn’s night performance on Saturday 25 January 2014 which they had been working on for some time. In Inverness young people from Eden Court met up to celebrate Robert Burns.
We had rehearsed for about 5 or 6 weeks previously. We were pretty much ready on the 5th week. All we needed to do was to think of an ending to our piece. John our Drama worker from Eden Court and the rest of us were stuck between a few ideas so we decided to think of something on the day. Saturday came and we were all ready to go. It took most of the day of the performance to plan and rehearse. We met up at Eden Court about 10:00am and headed to where we were going to do our performance. Unfortunately there was a meeting being held in our space so we didn’t get into our room until 12 noon. After a while we were summoned to a meeting about the plans for the night event. Some more rehearsing then we learned how to do some traditional Scottish dancing for the ceilidh. That was great fun and it was a good way to get to know other Eden Court drama members too. We left the building at about 6 pm and even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits. We marched up to the city centre dressed as haggis and held a Mini Haggis Highland Games for people passing by. With the pipe band playing, we marched back up to Eden Court. We whipped of our haggis costumes and put on our costumes for our performance as the audience were on their way. We performed our piece about 8 times for 8 different groups of audience who were being led around Eden Court to also see other performances. We then had our ceilidh and he public joined in to. It was great fun. At 9:45 pm we all headed for home, tired but happy with our day’s work. It was a great success!
-Lauren Thom, S1