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A spotlight on… Ciaran Douglas

spotlight on Jigsaw student Ciaran

Ciaran has most recently performed in the musical show ‘Mary Poppins’ at Chislehurst Summer School which he attends along with our weekend school. 

Ciaran explains what he enjoys most about being a part of Jigsaw

My name is Ciaran Douglas, and I have been a member of Jigsaw Performing Arts School for nine brilliant years.

There is a 5-6’s group, where you will do a presentation to your parents containing a drama, singing and dancing piece. Then, when you reach the age of 7, you will be moved up into the main school.

There are three terms each year – a technique term, which you use to develop techniques for more terms to come; a presentation term, where you put together some pieces and perform them to your parents; and finally, the show term, with the lights, costumes, makeup, etc.

My favourite term at Jigsaw has got to be the show term when we performed Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ where I played the role of Bottom – the one that turns into a donkey!

I’ve always had ambitions of performing and Jigsaw is most certainly the place to go. Beginners can join, but if you feel as though you want to take it a step further, the Jigsaw Agency is available to apply to – you will get casting calls sent to you and you can take part in many auditions. Jigsaw is such an enjoyable place to visit as it boosts your confidence and you make many new friends.

Jigsaw Performing Arts is dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. We offer performing arts classes for children aged between 3 – 18. Find your nearest school by entering your postcode into the search on our home page