Underground Lights support sessions continue through lockdown
During the first lockdown back in March this year, Underground Lights Community Theatre turned to Zoom to continue their sessions, which had previously been held in person at the Belgrade. However, they found that plenty of obstacles stood in their way; some members didn’t have a smart phone or internet access, and others didn’t have enough mobile data to use Zoom, or didn’t feel confident enough to join their online sessions.
During this lockdown, from 5th November to 2nd December, the in-person sessions at the Belgrade are thankfully still able to take place. The support group for Underground Lights members who aren’t able to access the online sessions are taking place on Wednesdays from 10:30am until 12:30pm at the Theatre.
This term they are exploring the world of Commedia dell’arte and working on their own piece using some of the stock characters; Harlequin, the cheeky servant, Pantalone, the miserly old man, and the self absorbed lovers, Flavio and Isabella. Members have made masks for their characters and they will be filming the piece to show at their online sharing event on Friday 4th December.