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Get the X-mas Factor at World Museum on Saturday

16 December 2009 by Sam

young people rehearsing on stage

Rehearsals for the X-mas Factor show

 
This Saturday our Youth Theatre will present a Christmas tale unlike any you’ve seen before. Youth Arts Officer Sean Murray, who has been working with the group to prepare the show, says:


 
“The National Museums Liverpool Youth Theatre met in early October to start work on their Christmas production! Inspired by TV shows like X-Factor, the group of 14 young people decided that they wanted to create a TV talent show of their own and began to have fun watching old X-Factor, American idol and Popstars clips and then creating scenes of their own. One of the group’s first tasks was to write their own Christmas Number 1 and then perform it. It was not long until the group had decided that the show was going to about a boy band and girl group racing against each other to be the winner of a new TV talent show Dead Talented. However, there was a twist; through the groups devising process they decided that the young people playing the role of judges would have a hidden agenda and actually be scientists who were intending to steal talent from the boy and girl band.

The rehearsal process was very fun and lasted for 12 weeks, the group met weekly to develop their show, work on their songs and play lots of drama and theatre games. The entire group grew as performers during this process and were all brave to try out new artistic mediums such as singing and art! 

See what you think at the free performances at 12.30pm and 2.30pm this Saturday, 19 December at World Museum. Full details of this and other this do do over the holidays are in the Christmas at National Museums Liverpool event listings.”

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