Monthly Archives: February 2017

Camping Ninja

We are looking forward to be coming back to our friends at Camping Ninja for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The link to Camping Ninjas website; http://campingninja.com/

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The Marketing Team

Hello littleoms and underbunglings alike!

Let us introduce the marketing team. It is our job to get you to come up and watch Yoggle’s adventures so we though that you might like to know what our roles are and what we do.

I’m Tom Forster; I am a Level 2 Performance and Production Arts student at Abingdon and Witney College. I am the department manager. My role includes posting to Facebook, settings deadlines, and keeping an eye on everything posted across social media. The team is very busy as we have to be working thoroughly from now until the show ends so keep an eye out for our social media posts.

 

My name is Martin Messias, I am a First Year Level 3 Production Arts student. I have a passion for backstage that started when I was a child. I always wondered how the amazing pieces of theatre I saw, worked and how they managed to do everything in such a small space! Now I am learning exactly how that happens and I am living in the world that I marvelled at when I was young. I handle the YouTube channel for Yoggle and his omjom friends this means any videos taken of Yoggle and his friends are sent to me. I then edit and upload them on the website for all the littleoms and underbunglings to watch.

 

Hi, my name is Joshua Simmons and I am in charge of this blog. My role is to make sure that I document what we’ve done on here with words and photos. I have deadlines to get these blogs out to you, the lovely people, every Friday. I was not involved in the show last year but I am very excited to do it this year. I hope many fun and happy memories are made on this show. I have always enjoyed costume in theatre, film and TV. During last year, made two costumes for my personal art project. I showed them to Joy who runs the Level 2 Performance and Production Arts course. She accepted me onto the course and I have never looked back.

 

I’m Daniel and I’m a Level 3 First Year Production Arts student and part of the marketing team. I run the Twitter account. I have been asked what Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall means to me and personally I feel like it is exciting and entertaining. I can’t say much more, as this is my first time doing the show, other than I hope to make memories and add to future productions of the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Script-read and puppet workshop

We had our first read though on Monday with the Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall cast and crew. We all had fun seeing the story coming to life with its new cast. We managed to take some photos and videos of our wonderful puppeteers who will be bringing to life our ambling omjoms, melodious underbunglers and, of course, adventurous Yoggle.
Our cast are learning how to become master puppeteers as well as doing warm ups (remember always do warm ups!) and exercises. As you can see our lovely cast is working on an improvising found puppetry activity.
Meanwhile, the crew took out the set and started to modify it in response to feedback from last year.

The Songs of Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

During our young Yoggle’s wonderful adventure, he stumbles upon the friendly race of underbunglers who reside in Cringle Cave City. These are musical creatures who chorus and harmonise together to communicate through their vast underground network.

With the lyrics written into the story by our author, we were faced with a challenge of creating a score for the underbunglers’ two songs: ‘In the City’ and ‘The Underbunglers’. For this, we turned to our ex-performing arts student Mr Josh Kerr who wrote some melodies which we have been learning. We have recorded backing tracks with students and a special guest appearance of the author, Ben Lawson.

Here are some words from Josh our composer:

“As a composer with little writing experience, I was very happy to write some numbers for this show in order to help build some experience in writing music and creativity. My first priority was to write music that was appropriate to the lyrics and story whilst keeping it fun. I feel I managed this well for a first attempt and I hope they go down well within the performance.”

Loudly ring the Bong-a-long Bell!

It is positively scrumptious to see you all again!

 

Yoggle and his friends are back, and on the road to Edinburgh once more! We are just full of excitement. We have a new cast and new crew with some familiar faces.

We would like to thank everyone who helped to get us there last year (we know some of you are waiting on full recognition of your contributions – please accept our humblest, bumblest, scrumblest apologies – we got caught up with a snargleblaster and have only just tussled free!).

Sprang-tip-Cloom is all a twitter with the new littleoms finding their way to school. Poor Mrs Clogglebog is having a difficult time with the new jiggly, squiggly littleoms. Momjoms and Domjoms are hard at work dusting down their fragglebiters in preparation for the new visitors to Sprang-tip-Cloom, Biggle and Giggle are ringing the Bong-a-long Bell so hard the handle has almost come off! Deep underground we can hear a distant humming.blog-image