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Cringlecave City

During his adventure, our young Yoggle falls down Flappity Falls and ends up in Cringlecave City – the city under the waterfall. It is the home of the underbunglers who love to sing as it’s the best way to communicate in the vast underground network that Cringlecave is made up of. It is directly below Sprang-tip-Cloom, separated by miles and miles of rock, along with many hidden pathways and staircases.  It ends up being Yoggle’s home for twenty-seven and a half Gumbo-joggings.

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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.”

Yoggle preppy proppy time!

Hi, I am Eleanor, I am the ASM for Yoggle. The ASM or Assistant Stage Manager for a show is in charge of props among other things. These are just a few props from the show
We started by doing a read through of the script and noting down any props that came up. It was quite hard to determine what things were props as there are a lot of nonsense words within the script. And I then had to split the props up into groups as some were everyday little props that didn’t evolve being massively creative in the designing process but there were other props that we had to be really creative with and come up with designs.

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For example I made LOTS of broccoli. Which are used a lot as the character Professor Von SpongeBungler who desperately tries to create machines and inventions to make life better down in the CringleCave City, but sadly just ends up with inventions that create broccoli so there’s lots of it needed.

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And these little clog cakes for Yoggle to share with his Momjom and Domjom.
These are examples of slightly more unusual props that I made for the show:

This is the shooky-looky shrub. This is used in scenes when Yoggle is floating along the River Moom,Shookey-lookey shrub
it marks the point at which he should get back onto the river bank or he will fall down Flappity Falls.

It is made from chicken wire that I sculpted into a pill shape; I then weaved green wool around it and added some multicoloured wool so that it was not just the green that most shrubs or bushes are since Sprang-tip-Cloom is a colourful place. I then found a thin green stick and attached it to the shooky-looky shrub, so it can now be easily manoeuvred and Yoggle can actually be placed on it and moved around whilst sitting on top of it.

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To the right is the dangley-bangley vine which is made up of a lot of plaited green & multicoloured wool which is over 2 metres long and some sewed and leaf shaped patches of random pieces of patterned fabric. The dangly- bangly vines are how all the littleoms get about Sprang-tip-Cloom.

 

 

This is an ooey-gooey bush:

The original ooey- gooey bush (turquoise) looked like this but I realised it needed a lot more volume and needed to be bigger in general. So I went back to the drawing board and made of chicken wire inner structure much bigger and lumpier. I then stuck tissue paper to it and then painted it pink. I sadly don’t have a picture of the completed ooey-gooey bush but it has tinsel, baubles, bottle caps and spiral shaped pieces of wire stuck onto the outer of the ooey-gooey bush. It also has a platform which the whole structure is sat on which then had wheels so it can be moved around.

This is a fan and it is a prop that The Wife uses. The windows have tissue paper behind them so when you shine a torch through, they light up. (as demonstrated on the right)