Monday, 25 September 2017

Magical musical experience

Henley Festival is giving young people between the ages of 10 and 16 a unique opportunity to create and take

Henley Festival is giving young people between the ages of 10 and 16 a unique opportunity to create and take part in a musical theatre workshop week.

Using songs from the West End hit musical Grease, this specially adapted workshop piece will be performed to an invited audience at the end of the intensive and exciting week.

Headed by West End actor and director Michael Gyngell (Starlight Express, Art, Fame, The Play What I Wrote) the creative team are all working industry professionals. Working on song, dance and drama, you will go from script to stage in just five days.

The ‘Let’s Make a Musical’ workshops have been hugely popular over the years.

Michael Gyngell said: “In just five days we will create our own version of the hit musical Grease. It’ll be hard work but very rewarding too.

“We will cover all aspects of theatre - from acting and singing skills through to production and stage management.”

Mandy Beard, community projects manager for the Henley Festival, said: “To take part, you don’t need to have had experience of dance, singing or acting before, but you do need to have bags of energy and come ready to work hard and have a good time.”

The workshop is for 10-16 year olds and runs from July 29 to August 2, from 9.30am to 5pm at Harpsden Village Hall. The cost is just £98 subsidised by the Henley Festival Trust. A limited number of assisted places are available on application.

To register, contact Mandy Beard on (01491) 843406/843400 or email mandy@henley-festival.co.uk.

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