Unbeknown to them, Puck the mischievous sprite is eavesdropping. Thinking that Bottom is one of the worst actors he’s ever had the misfortune to listen to, Puck decides to play a trick on him and change his head into that of a donkey’s!!
This sparks a hilarious sequence of events where the Queen of the Fairies falls in love with Bottom and his donkey’s head and Puck keeps making mistakes with his precious love potion. Not all is well in the woods… Everyone is falling in love with the wrong person! What is going on?
Puck’s Prank is a comic retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in the forest, with plenty of slapstick, silliness and buffoonery, it’s a fast-paced and fun introduction to one of Shakespeare’s most playful plays.
On this mission, not only will you perfect your drama skills, but you will also join the Puck’s Prank Production Team. Working with your Artistic Director, you will be responsible for bringing the magic to life. Do you know your hacksaw from your jigsaw? Then we want to hear from you! There is a set to design, a stage to build, scenery to create, props to make, costumes to sew and special effects to! This is how make-believe happens ☺
This mission will culminate with an exciting matinee performance on the last day in front of a select parent audience. All children taking part in the mission will get to perform a speaking role.
TYPE OF MISSION
Makers Lab / Creative Outdoors
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 7 - 9). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 11 or older. Children will be put in small working groups throughout the week according to their age. If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
This mission is delivered by facilitators experienced in drama, as well as design and making with children, with a professional and educational background. We operate a ratio of 1:8. All facilitators are DBS checked and all our sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five-day mission with the flexibility to book 2, 3 or 5 days. Please note, if your child is booked to join us for less than five days, they will not have a main role in the final production. Thank you :)
9.30am - 4pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
The price for this mission starts at £140.00 per child for 2 days. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.