FOR P5-P7 PUPILS
29 January - 9 February 2024
19 February - 8 March 2024
Going for Gold:
Me and Linford Christie
A solo show about one girl’s journey to Olympic success.
Vickie wants to compete at the Olympics.
There is only one obstacle; she isn’t very good at sport.
Yet despite the odds, her love for athletics takes her all the way to London 2012.
Inspired by Victoria’s own childhood obsession with athletics, this is a story about loving failure and dreaming big - even if there’s no chance you’ll make that dream come true.
"...a gorgeous, wise and colourful show about how to find friends and build a worthwhile life without being a star; and how to find out, gradually, what your real talents are, and what makes you happy."
Cost: £500 + VAT per day
2 performances included per day
Space required: a clear space with minimum dimensions of 10 metres by 10 metres.
Theatre in Schools Scotland offers a Small School Subsidy on request, to support remote schools or those with a small school roll
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
Catherine Wheels is Scotland’s most celebrated producer of work for children and young people, with 35 inspirational and original productions presented in 26 countries since the company was created by Artistic Director Gill Robertson in 1999.
Catherine Wheels is also Scotland’s most well-travelled theatre company touring nationally and internationally taking productions to theatres, festivals and schools in communities and cities across Scotland, to London’s Southbank and Barbican, and across the globe from Europe to New York, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Whether performing at home or abroad, the company is delighted to create and share its imaginative and inspirational stories with young people wherever they are.
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
All productions will be accompanied by resources to help teachers prepare further activity and link to classroom plans.
Download a synopsis of the performance below:
curriculum for excellence
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can analyse technical aspects of drama and scripts, make informed judgments and express considered opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-15a
Health and Well Being
I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a / HWB 1-44a
Produced by Catherine Wheels
Creator: Victoria Beesley
Co-director: Rosalind Sydney
Co-director: Shilpa T-Hyland
Composer: Danny Krass
Designer: Alisa Kalyanova
Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Movement Director: Mele Broomes
Photography: Mihaela Bodlovic