Character: The Toy
"They are all still relevant"
Create a solo performance based on the Toy – one of the toy characters from the film Toy Story. On the eve of Andy’s 13th birthday, his toys hold an emergency meeting in his bedroom. The optimistic Toy tries to allay the other toys’ fears that they will be made obsolete by a new birthday present and tries to convince them that they are all still relevant. The Toy does this by:
Performance style: Eclectic with aspects of physical theatre
Eclectic theatre draws on a range of performance styles to devise performances that go beyond the reality of life as it is lived. It juxtaposes a number of performance styles to make dramatic statements and theatre that is innovative, transformational and creative. Eclectic theatre is devised with a specific purpose and intention for the audience. Eclectic theatre draws on drama traditions and practice including:
Physical theatre is a style of performance that pursues storytelling through physical means. The primary focus is on the physical work of the actor through the use of the body. It is a highly visual form of theatre. Physical theatre is exemplified by:
Toy Story movie
Mr Boon's Notes