Dramacube Productions: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Do you have a child who loves to perform? This December, local theatre company, Dramacube are staging The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Hampton Hill Theatre and kids aged 7-16 are invited to audition for autumn rehearsal classes
Dramacube also runs a selection of weekly Saturday classes, covering drama, dance, music and movement, for kids aged 4 – 16.
This guest article explains more about what they’re doing locally, and how to get in touch…
Over the past four years, hundreds of children have enjoyed being part of Dramacube and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing so many of them really develop their social skills, whilst becoming very accomplished young actors, singers and dancers. This summer however we decided to raise the bar…
It was our first day of rehearsal on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre. The young cast spilled on to the stage, excited and energized. The enthusiasm already plausible as each student bounced in through the stage door and laid claim to their seat in the dressing room. We’ve always enjoyed the buzz of working with students on a project but this was our first major production and the atmosphere in the theatre was like no other we’d previously experienced.
As a business you start with what you believe to be important and it has always been our aim to provide young people with the best possible experience we can. We want children to walk away from our projects feeling fantastic about what they have achieved and to have a sense of pride and confidence. We’ve seen this consistently over the past four years but we wanted to raise the bar. We wanted to push the boundaries further and find a way of working which would be even more fun and even more rewarding.
We knew that if we could enrich the experience further we’d reach a new level and students participating would give more, and most importantly, gain more.
We started with buying the rights to Fame JR so that every student had the official Broadway script and music. We hired the main stage at the amazing Hampton Hill Theatre for a week so that we had the best rehearsal and performance space, and we brought in a director from the West End and put together a brilliant creative team to ensure students worked with professional musicians, choreographers & designers.
The whole project was a huge investment of time and energy but, from start to finish, it paid off. The cast had all learned their lines in advance, there was an electric atmosphere in the theatre for the whole week and each morning the students would bring something new to the production and build on all the good work they’d done the previous day.
As an onlooker it was inspiring to see a group of young people (ranging from 7 to 16 years) so motivated and committed and it came as no surprise that the performances on the final show were truly outstanding. This incredible group of young performers had come together for just one week and created a brilliant show.
We’d achieved everything we’d set out to do and the students who had shared in this experience had all grown in confidence, developed as performers and enjoyed a whole week of brilliant fun! The only question remaining from the cast was “What’s next?”
What’s on offer in Autumn 2015?
- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (ages 7-16)
If your child would benefit from being part of our next exciting stage project, they’re invited to join us for a free two-hour workshop audition at Hampton Hill Theatre on Sunday 13th September when we’ll be casting the acting company for the new musical adaptation of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Rehearsal classes will take place on Wednesday afternoons and the play will be staged in December at Hampton Hill Theatre.
- Autumn Term Classes, 2015 (Saturdays at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham)
- Music & Movement for ages 4-6. (9.30-11.00am and 11.30-1.00pm)
- Acting, Singing & Dance for ages 7-11. (9.30-12.30pm)
- Street Dance for ages 4-6. (1.30-2.15pm)
- Acting, Singing & Dance for ages 11-16. (2.00-5.00pm)
- Autumn Term Classes, 2015 (Wednesdays at Hampton Hill Playhouse)
- Musical Theatre Productions for ages 7-10. (4.00-6.00pm)
- Musical Theatre Productions for ages 11-16. (5.30-7.30pm)
Contact us for more information