Sharnbrook Mill Theatre near Bedford revives summer school for budding young performers

Workshops and playwrights' showcase on the cards

Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:41 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:44 pm

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre is reviving its summer school to give youngsters the chance to develop their performance skills.

Open to anyone aged six to 18, the one days workshops will run from July 27 to 30 with the theme Revival.

Kathryn Rose, summer school co-ordinator, said: “We’re so excited to be able to run the summer school this year for our youth. We’ve changed the format to abide with Government regulations but the ethos of the school remains the same - to give young people an innovative space to create theatre and make friends. Our tutors cannot wait to work with everyone again."

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre's last show, Daisy Pulls It Off, performed in March 2020
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre's last show, Daisy Pulls It Off, performed in March 2020

Spaces are limited to 15 students each day and the cost is £35 per day.

> Following the success of the inaugural Young Playwrights’ Showcase, in 2020, it is returning for a second year.

It's open to anyone aged between 13 and 18 and they will need to register their interest in the competition by April 30, with final prices to be submitted by August 28.

Here are some of the guidelines for the 2021 submissions:

The piece must have a theme of Revival - how you choose to interpret the theme is up to you

The piece must be written for a cast size of one to five

Minimum of 10 minutes with maximum of 20 minutes running time

The piece must be performable at The Mill with minimal props and no set

Connie, one of the charities youth ambassadors, said: "The Young Playwrights’ Showcase is an amazing opportunity for young writers aged 13-18 to create a piece of theatre which will be performed at our lovely theatre. This will be a fun, enjoyable and creative time for young people who will hopefully learn a great deal from the mentors and also when they see the final result of their piece of theatre feel proud of what they have created."

For more information visit Sharnbrook Mill Theatre's website or email [email protected]