We’re all going on a Summer Holiday! Children create musical in handful of days at Angles Theatre workshop

Angles theatre Wisbech Summer holiday rehearsals. Picture: Steve Williams.

Angles theatre Wisbech Summer holiday rehearsals. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Children and teenagers spent five days putting together their own musical – and they perform it for the first time tonight.

Angles theatre Wisbech Summer holiday rehearsals. Picture: Steve Williams.

Angles theatre Wisbech Summer holiday rehearsals. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The Summer Musical Challenge Workshop at the Angles Theatre, in Wisbech, attracted 23 people aged 10-18.

Based on the film Summer Holiday, the cast will perform their show today at 7.30pm and twice more tomorrow, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Director Emlyn Moment said: “The days leading up to the show were quite hectic at times. But because of that, it was fun.

“We’ve finished setting up the whole show now and can begin to tweak bits and pieces.


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“We’re going to be holding a dress rehearsal on Friday morning then everyone will have a couple hours break before the first show later that evening.”

The children and teenagers who attended the workshop were tasked with writing the script, preparing and learning the songs and dance routines.

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Mr moment said: “It’s exactly as it would be if it were a professional musical, only we’re doing this in just a few days.”

The workshop is supported by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, and each year, one of its regional representatives comes to watch and comment on the musical performance.

Mr Moment said: “A NODA representative from the area comes along each year to review the show and last year they were full of praise.

“He was very surprised and said it was an excellent performance. He couldn’t quite believe what we had done.”

Tickets for the performances cost £8 for adults and £6 for concessions.

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