Youngsters transform into zombies with messy make-up session at Lowestoft theatre

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

A messy make-up session gave youngsters the chance to transform themselves into zombies during the half term holidays.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

From zombie groans to jelly intestines, latex eye balls and bite marks made from wax, there was plenty on offer for the 16 participants who took part in the workshop at the Marina Theatre on Wednesday

The session was run by Jenny Jackson of Jackson's Murderous Make Up – who has been hosting the interactive sessions for the past six years.

She said: 'A lot of the time people just focus on Halloween, but the truth is, you have got shows like Horrible Histories here and children love the gory and messy fun throughout the year.

'You can't get this wrong, every zombie bite and scratch is different.'

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.


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Previous make-up sessions have taken place at the Marina during the holidays, with blood, gore and theatre-style themes proving popular.

But this time, it was the request of the young people to adopt a zombie themed session.

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'It's fun, it's the reaction of the children that is quite amazing – you get some that really get into it and absolutely cover themselves and then you get some that will sit there and take their time and do the detail,' Ms Jackson added.

Jay Ruickbie, 14, from Pakefield, made a fake eyeball during the session.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

He said: 'I started off by making some brains and we stuck loads of cotton wool into it and wrapped it all up.

'I am feeling really proud with what I have created - although I will probably get asked to be picked up – I am not going to walk home like it.'

For more details about Jackson's Murderous Make Up, search on Facebook.

The theatre also ran a new technical workshop yesterday.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

Along with learning how to operate the stage lighting and sound desk, children also got to rig up a microphone and meet new friends - all under the guidance of technical manager Karl Dunnett.

Future workshops and events will be advertised online. Search for Marina Theatre - Lowestoft on Facebook and @MarinaTheatre1 on Twitter.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome.

Half term zombie make up session at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. Photo: Joe Randlesome. - Credit: Joe Randlesome.

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