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Megan performs at Gunpowder Plot dance show

Megan performs at Gunpowder Plot dance show
Megan Cornhill.
Megan performs at Gunpowder Plot dance show
Megan performs at Gunpowder Plot dance show
Megan performs at Gunpowder Plot dance show
Friday 13th November 2015 by C. Freeman

Year 12 student Megan Cornhill performed in a dance show to accompany the recent firework show at Boughton House where she and others re-enacted the Gunpowder Plot. The 30-minute show featured music and images projected onto the walls of the historic house while the audience watched from the courtyard. The show ended with a spectacular firework display. It is the third year that theatre company Metro Boulot Dodo have staged the sell-out event that attracts crowds of thousands.

Megan first heard of the project during a dance workshop with members of MBD at Brooke Weston. She went along to three audition days and then had a week of intensive rehearsals to prepare for the live shows which took place over three consecutive nights.

She said: ‘The rehearsals at the Core were good because there were people from lots of different backgrounds. We did quite a lot of spontaneous movement, interactions and lift work. The rehearsals were an experience but the performance was the climax of all that hard work and preparation. I played a monk, a guard and the wife of one of the plotters and we had props like flags and daggers which brought a whole new element to the performance. I was the only one from Brooke Weston to take part, and also the youngest, but the rehearsal process was really friendly and I learned a lot. It really helped with my techniques and confidence as a dancer.’

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