ASPIRING young actors had a chance to brush up on their skills thanks to a special workshop.
Staff from the Sunderland Empire went along to Sunderland College’s Shiney Row campus to hold a Blood Brothers workshop with drama students, ahead of the musical being staged in the city.
Gemma Clough, creative learning manager at the theatre, said the aim was to develop activities, events and projects inspired by stage shows in a bid to engage the community with the theatre.
She said: “We have a number of schools and colleges signed up for the Blood Brothers workshops – it’s more for older GCSE pupils and college students.”
Gemma said the Blood Brothers workshop is a practical drama session, which also helps build up the excitement for the young people before they go along to watch the show.
The workshop involves a full physical and vocal warm-up followed by a selection of focus games, as well as looking at character development work which will lead into the students rehearsing and finally performing extracts from the play.