Its been a while since our last update, COVID may have put a hold on many of our activities but we have been very busy in the background. Due to COVID we had to cancel our annual show, We Will Rock You – don’t panic its been rearranged for February next year, 2022.
During lockdown we kept in touch with Zoom meetings trying to dance routines and singing, interspersed with scavenger hunts and quizzes are everyone tried to come to terms with the global pandemic. Zoom also enabled us to carryout workshops with professionals from the West End and Broadway with masterclasses in acting, singing, movement and dance. We were also lucky enough to have 2 workshops with the “Strictly” star Joanne Cliffton. The children, and the adult helpers thoroughly enjoyed to experience and were treated to a fantastic afternoon.
Zoom also allowed the group to participate in a huge online workshop hosted by Music Theatre International, MTI is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. This was attended by youth groups from all over the UK and Europe. The workshop theme was Matilda the Musical with special guest Tim Minchin, the writer of the hit West End and Broadway show. One of the bonuses from attending the workshop was early access to the performing rights to Matilda… so next summer we will be performing Matilda the Musical!
The consequence of all these changes means that our production of Moana will now be summer 2023. A busy couple of years coming up and we look forward to sharing it all with you.