Sidcup pensioners enlisted to help young drama group

PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 July 2014

A member of the youth arts company meeting 'Adventurous Pensioners'.

A member of the youth arts company meeting 'Adventurous Pensioners'.

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A group of Sidcup penisoners have been enlisted by a borough youth theatre company as “creative consultants”.

Members of Sidcup’s Frognal Retirement Home helped young actors from Rose Bruford Drama School in Burnt Oak Lane aged under 18 prepare for show Grandmother’s Footsteps this month.

“The residents are so full of vitality, and were such big characters.” said Alex Robbins, 15.

“After our meetings with them, we knew we had to show the older generation in a different light to how they are usually portrayed.”

As a result of working together, their story follows a group of “adventurous pensioners” as they plan an elaborate break for freedom.

Grandmother’s Footsteps premiers at the International Youth Arts Festival, July 17th - 22nd in Kingston.

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