Pupils experience performance flying

Pupils from the technical theatre club got to experience flying around the Deaton Theatre on Wednesday 19 April.

Taking the pupils through their paces was Jez from Freedom Flying, who works on West End shows training actors on performer flying.

During the session, the pupils got to have a go at operating the system which helps actors take flight and each got to have a go at flying around the theatre. Each of the pupils also got to try backwards and forwards somersaults.

Speaking about the visit, Deaton Theatre Manager Mr Chris Tindall said: ‘The pupils got to learn about the equipment and techniques in performer flying.

‘The session went really well and the pupils really enjoyed being able to work the equipment and they all got a lot out of hearing from Jez.’