Star students hit the airwaves

On 1 September Lucy and Stephen Spencer, two Intermediate students at The Playing Space, were asked to record a short series of radio scripts. The scripts were recorded at the Capital Radio Studios in Leicester Square and broadcast throughout September on Fun Kids Live, the national digital radio station for children.

Lucy and Stephen were thrilled to have the opportunity to put into practice some of the many valuable skills and techniques they have learnt in classes at The Playing Space. On radio as on stage, a successful performance requires a bright, flexible, well-modulated voice. Over the years, in class, in LAMDA exams and at the North London Drama festival, Lucy and Stephen have applied their vocal skills to a wide range of monologues, duologues, and verse and prose readings. But with a microphone only a couple of inches from their face, the two talented siblings had to forget everything they knew about projection!

The scripts Lucy and Stephen recorded, called “India Instants”, were informative pieces linked to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in India’s capital city, Delhi. They provided young listeners with some historical background to the games and their host nation. They were broadcast daily during the games.

Here are some photos of the Spencers in the recording studio. Well done, Lucy and Stephen! The Playing Space is proud of your achievement.

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