As part of the Blackpool Grand Theatre’s Junior Artists Programme, Kate ran a series of workshops Funny Not Funny exploring humour and when it sometimes goes too far. The workshops also focused on the play Comedy of Errors that the children went to see at the Blackpool Grand Theatre in November 2018. She worked with young people at Thames Primary Academy in South Shore, Blackpool and Anchorsholme Academy in Thornton-Cleveleys.
The children made their own suitcases to put their fun things in such as joke books. They also worked in pairs making their own set of twins as masks. Twins featured in the Comedy of Errors story along with going from one place to another on a boat, therefore the suitcase represented the concept of journeys.
In the final session some of the participants worked collectively on large suitcases and also made funny hats out of sick bowls! Now that was funny!