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My place to belong…..

How Andy found his “place to belong” at Jigsaw Performing Arts… As a drama school graduate who trained in the leafy, home county suburb of Guildford, the move to London to “seek my fortune” was a daunting one… especially in the often precarious world of acting! I was lucky enough to have an acting job […]

Jigsaw Ilford Students Plan to Celebrate Eurovision 2016 in Style

Students at Jigsaw Ilford are set to celebrate Eurovision 2016 Song Contest with a whole host of Eurovision themed drama, singing and dance activities in their classes tomorrow. The whole school will be working together to put together their own performance. From backstage preparation to a singing competition and voting process, students will have the opportunity […]

Review: The Box of Photographs, Polka Theatre

(Above: Ilanah and Isaiah at Polka Theatre for The Box Of Photographs) Last weekend, Jigsaw Balham students Ilanah and Isaiah were given the exciting opportunity to review Polka’s new show The Box Of Photographs. Ilanah and Isaiah absolutely loved their trip to the theatre, and here are their extremely well-written reviews: “I think this has got […]

Jigsaw Youth Theatre Students take part in Play Reading at the National Theatre

(Above: Jigsaw Youth Theatre students photographed recently at the Trafalgar Studios with actor James Cartwright and Jigsaw Company Director, Nicola Lander) By Daniel Jenkins Last week, some Jigsaw Youth Theatre students were given the exciting opportunity to take part in a script reading at London’s Royal National Theatre. A few days prior, the same students had the pleasure of […]

Review: The Hogwallops, Jacksons Lane

(Above: Charlotte at Jacksons lane for The Hogwallops) My Hogwalloping Night at the Circus By Jigsaw Finchley student, Charlotte  On the fifth of April, I went to see The Hogwallops with my Dad. The Hogwallops is a Lost In Translation Circus show about a family of misfits who love bananas. There are five characters in the […]

Students on Families Scholarship enjoy a fantastic term at Jigsaw

We offered scholarship places for last term through Families Magazine, giving families the opportunity to apply for places in Jigsaw Hendon, Stevenage, Camden and Balham. Five students were successful in gaining a place with Kyan, Erin, Ava, Roseand Lucas all enjoying an exciting term at Jigsaw. Erin told Jigsaw Arts that she likes “acting and the different games we play and […]

Review: These Books Are Made For Walking, Jacksons Lane

(Above: Malia Cotton at Jacksons Lane theatre for These Books Are Made For Walking) As part of their season of circus-related performances, Jacksons Lane played host to Bikes & Rabbits’ production of These Books Are Made For Walking. 12-year-old Jigsaw student Malia went along to watch the show at the North London theatre, and put together this terrific review: “I […]

Review: Puss In Boots, Jacksons Lane

(Above: 6-year-old Grace Thompson at Jacksons Lane for Puss In Boots) After linking up with Jacksons Lane in our new scheme, Jigsaw Reviews, we provided Jigsaw Finchley student Grace Thompson with tickets to see Puss In Boots starring CBeebies’ Patrick Lynch. Grace and her family absolutely loved the show, and she put together this fantastic review: “The people at […]

Top 5 Ways that the Performing Arts can Benefit your Child

The performing arts offer numerous benefits to children and young adults. With that in mind, here are our Top 5 Ways That The Performing Arts Can Benefit Your Child: Building Confidence:  So many families choose the performing arts as an extra-curricular activity for their children in order to help build their confidence. The performing arts […]

Review: The Party, Jacksons Lane

(Above: 5-year-old Iris Stephenson at Jacksons Lane for The Party) It’s been a busy few weeks for our budding reviewers! As part of our new scheme, Jigsaw Reviews, we teamed up with Jacksons Lane and offered 5-year-old Iris Stephenson two tickets to see Nearly There Yet’s production of The Party. Here are her thoughts on […]

Review: Orion And The Dark, Jacksons Lane

(Above: Harry Pendakis at Jacksons Lane for Peaceful Lion’s production of Orion And The Dark) Last week, Jigsaw Arts student Harry Pendakis received tickets to see Peaceful Lion’s brand new family production of Orion And The Dark at Jacksons Lane, London. The show (which is based on Emma Yarlett’s illustrated children’s book of the same name) is currently […]

Review: Snow Child, Jacksons Lane

(Above: tutti frutti’s production of Snow Child. Image credit Simon Marshall, courtesy of tutti frutti) Last week, Jigsaw Arts student Martha received two tickets to see tutti frutti’s fantastic production Snow Child at Jacksons Lane, London. Five-year-old Martha was then given the chance to write a review for publication on our blog. Here are her thoughts on […]