Five minutes with Viva student Hanna

“You have to come to drama because it’s really fun!”

Meet one of our littlest stars, four-year-old Hanna Grant!

Hanna started coming to Drama classes in 2017 “when she was little three and big three”. Even though she was the smallest in her class, Hanna set a wonderful example of diving into the action and getting involved in every activity and performance!

Hanna absolutely loves drama classes and we love watching her be so relaxed and at ease on stage. Hanna has taught us that it’s never too early to start drama if you’re ready to give it a go!

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Viva students.

Can’t watch the interview right now? You can read the full transcript below.

My name is Hanna, Hanna Grant and I’m four. I do Drama at Viva.

I’ve been coming to Viva [since I was] little three and big three. Yeah, just small three and big three.

You have to come to drama because it’s really fun. I make new friends – you can make new friends if you come.

[In drama] we play games and do news. My favourite game is ‘King of the Castle’. [The way you play is] you’ll be back there, and another person is over there, and then we all walk. When the King sees us moving, they say “What are you doing in my kingdom? I’m the King of the castle, you’re the dirty rascal!”

What facial expressions can you do?
I can do this happy face! [pulls face].

I really like acting. I really, really like acting.

At the Showcase I was Goldilocks in ‘The Goldilocks Gang’. The last time we did ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ [at the showcase], we had to [bring] our lunch boxes. It was fun to show lots of people, I want to do it again.

On stage I have to use a loud voice. A loud voice like, like this half [gestures high] so all the people can hear us.

You have to stand really still on stage so the other ones can [perform], then it’s your turn.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A doctor.

Why do doctor’s need to have clear, loud voices?
So they can talk to each other and they can talk to the [patients] who need help.

My favourite television show is “Dora the Explorer”, because Boots always sings with her. I got her microphone.

What would you like to say to your reflection?
I love you.