Beck Theatre, Hayes
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Summer Project 2020
Shrek The Musical
This summer we are heading to the swamp in a land Far Far Away for Shrek The Musical. With plenty of Summer Project magic, we'll take you on a quest to prove that beauty truly is in the eye of the ogre.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
The actual Summer Project will run from Sun 9 – Sat 22 August 2020. You must be available for all of these days. Due to the short rehearsal and production time it is very important that you are fully committed to the Project for the whole period – for example, if you are on holiday and will miss the first couple of days of rehearsals them I’m afraid that you will not be able to take part. If you have an important appointment that will be difficult to reschedule such as dentist or doctor then please let us know in advance so that we can plan for your absence.
Audition Day - Sun 10 May 2020
Please fill in the application form and return along with a passport sized photo in advance of auditions. We anticipate that auditions will be popular and due to the actual number of Project places available and time restrictions on audition day we may not be able to see anyone who misses the application form deadline or just turns up on the day. Also, subject to actual numbers we might need to stop taking application forms BEFORE the deadline so please send your application form in nice and early!
Summer Project Fee
£150 per person, £130 for additional siblings - the fees cover the whole two weeks of summer project and include a free 2020 t-shirt. Fees do not include things like show tickets, food, drinks or transport.
About Summer Project
The aim of Summer Project is to provide local young people with the opportunity to work in a professional theatre under the supervision of a highly-skilled production team including a professional director, choreographer, musical director and musicians.
The scheme has been evolving, getting bigger and brighter every year, providing local children with a unique opportunity to take an active interest in the arts, helping to build confidence, develop learning skills and uniting a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, whilst having fun in an imaginative and exciting environment.
Over the two week project, the theatre comes alive to the sound of children working incredibly hard learning their lines, rehearsing songs and practising dance routines, all with an enthusiasm and dedication that is unprecedented. Year on year we receive praise for the high standards that the show ultimately produces with such a young cast.
Our Summer Project is self-funding and non-profit making. The ethos behind it has always been to provide the best possible experience and training at the lowest possible cost to the local young people who get involved.
Summer Project inspires children that may not have access to theatre and provides a crucial artistic outlet for them during the summer holidays – ensuring they are kept entertained, off the streets and out of trouble.
The Summer Project is run by The Beck Theatre on behalf of HQ Theatres Trust, Charity Registration Number: 1145989