Twisted Fairytales a new take on the classics

From left, Back: D'factes of Youth 2016 Drama group Logan Wagner, Zeph Harris, Nicole Veart, Ashley Brougham, Middle: Joseph Matthews, Macy Brougham, Emily Pyman, Front: Amelia Walden, Connor Walden, Lauren Jones and Harper Matthews.

From left, Back: D'factes of Youth 2016 Drama group Logan Wagner, Zeph Harris, Nicole Veart, Ashley Brougham, Middle: Joseph Matthews, Macy Brougham, Emily Pyman, Front: Amelia Walden, Connor Walden, Lauren Jones and Harper Matthews.

D’faces of youth arts will be showcasing a group of talented young performers when they host the Twisted Fairtytales production on Friday.

Drama Tutor Michal Hughes said that her students, aged from six years to 13, were very excited about the play.

“They're a good group of kids and they're very talented,” Ms Hughes said.

All of the performers from the drama group have written and improvised their own pieces for the show, which features two scenes from Alice in Wonderland and a re-imagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

“The original idea was to do a fairytale for their major performance this year and we all agreed on Alice in Wonderland,” Ms Hughes said.

“To chose the roles I gave the kids monologues and they went away to rehearse them,” she said.

“Then they had to audition in front of me, and there was some really great stuff that came out of it.”

Ms Hughes will be finishing up work with D’faces soon, so she was eager to hold a big event.

“I'll be leaving soon so I wanted to have a big performance to go out with,” she said.

Ms Hughes said that since her drama group is mainly made up of a younger demographic, she is trying to encourage teenagers to get in on the act.

“We're trying to get a few more older kids involved,” she said. 

D’faces usually hold an hour long class on Mondays. but Ms Hughes’ drama group have been practicing every day of the week leading up to the play.

The show will be held tonight at 5:30 in the D’faces of Youth Arts building on 14 Viscount Slim Avenue.

The event is supported by OneSteel, Arrium Mining, and Carclew.