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Monday 23rd March 2020

Finders Keepers!


‘That’s what Treasure means to me!’



Since October young people from Becket, Firs and Bemrose Primary Schools have been taking part in afterschool provision led by the Abbey Ward creative team. The young people have been working with Musical Directors: Rukus and Zee from Baby People, Writer: Simon Marshall, Drama Leaders; Lizzie Crawford, Georgie Hughes, Chloe Williams, Achusla Vigh-Bolger, Visual Artist; Bob Moulder and Director; Tom Craig.


Exploring the themes of the classic novel ‘Treasure Island’, the young people composed ‘pirate anthems’, created maps, swords and muskets, explored the ‘bounty of loot’ and more importantly ‘What do we Treasure?’.


After Christmas the three groups united meeting each week at Bramblebrook Community Centre; again, working with their creative team of facilitators. Set Designer; Georgie White, joined the crew as the team began curating their adventurous tale.



Weekly workshops consisted of creative writing with Simon and Musical composition with Zee and Rukus. With February half-term fast approaching, the entire company compiled all of their ideas, songs and scenes culminating in the now titled ‘Finders Keepers’!


We are currently rehearsing and putting our show together each week at Bramblebrook. The cast of thirty, rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays 15:15 – 17:00.


If you would like to see our show please contact me @


The show will take place at Bramblebrook Community Centre – date and time TBC.


Film coming soon.


A big thank you to all our creative team, our three partnerships schools, the team @ Bramblebrook Community Centre and all our crew of scallywags!


Tom Craig, Derby Theatre