University Offering Drama Summer School to Local Youngsters

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Youngsters with an interest in drama and performance will again be given a chance to develop their skills at a University of Worcester summer school during the school holidays.

The two-week Summer Youth Theatre, which is open to 12-17 year-olds, will run between July 27 and August 7, allowing participants to take a production from concept to performance and to focus on any numbers of areas, including acting, stage management and design.

Daily workshops will be led by University drama students, with the fortnight culminating in a performance to relatives and friends.

Kelly Underwood, Drama lecturer at the University, says: “The equivalent event last summer was very successful, and saw young people passionate about theatre getting together in a creative environment to explore ideas, learn new skills and build their confidence.

“This year, we have decided to extend the summer school to two weeks, in order for participants to have more time to enjoy every aspect of working towards a final performance.”

The summer school takes place between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. The cost for the two weeks is £50 per person, though some participants may be eligible for a full bursary to cover the cost. For more details, or to book your place, contact Annabel Collins at on 01905 542294.