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New Vic Theatre launches search for budding young performers

29 May 2018 Local News

The New Vic Theatre has launched a regional talent search for budding young performers to appear in its production of The Wind In The Willows this Christmas.

The theatre-in-the-round is looking for boys and girls aged from 9 to 14 to take part in a Summer School at the end of which a number will be offered places in the production.

Taking place from Tuesday 28 August to Saturday 1 September, the Summer School will see children work alongside industry creatives taking part in singing, dancing and activities.

Participants should be confident performers with strong dance and singing skills.

Jill Rezzano, Head of New Vic Education, said: “We are so lucky to have such talented and enthusiastic young people on our doorstep. Each year, Summer School is a highlight for everyone involved. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the next generation of New Vic Young Company members to the New Vic and getting started with singing, dancing and drama workshops all based on The Wind In The Willows.”

The deadline for applications to take part in the Summer School is 5pm on Friday 6 July. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. The cost for this Summer School is £85.00, concessions £65.00.

For further information and to apply contact Louise Grattage by calling 01782 717954 or by emailing Lgrattage@newvictheatre.org.uk

On stage from Saturday 17 November 2018 until Saturday 26 January 2019, The Wind In The Willows will be adapted by New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins, and directed by Peter

Leslie Wild (Chester Mystery Plays, 2018; Dial M for Murder, Seeing The Lights, New Vic).

Featuring all of the familiar characters from the classic children’s story including Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger, this beloved tale of adventure, courage and the value of friendship will be brought to life in the theatre’s trademark style and is a heart-warming story all ages of family members can enjoy together.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from £15.50 to £24.50 (concessions, school and family tickets available) and can be booked online at newvictheatre.org.uk or at Box Office on 01782 717962. A transaction fee of £1.00 per ticket applies when booking online.

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