St Ives Theatre Stage Academy – 4 day workshop 11-14 February 2017

Are you between 7 and 18 years old and feel like trying out life on the stage – singing, acting and dancing? Have you got a budding star in your family who’s looking to do something exciting this February half term? Or does your child need that extra bit of confidence?

There will be sessions on:
– Singing
– Drama
– Dance
– Improvisation and theatre games

So come and have some fun, make friends and learn new skills!

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and sensible footwear.

The 4 day workshop costs £70 (£35 for Kidz R Us members). A limited number of assisted places are available by contacting the theatre on 01736 797007.

To confirm your place please complete this form and return it to the theatre with payment. Payment can be made in cash or cheque (payable to Kidz R Us) or by telephoning 01736 797007 to pay with a debit/credit card (£1 transaction fee).

Pam Rudge – Singing

Pamela studied at the Royal College of Music and now combines a busy singing career with the post of Head of Music at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Pamela is a freelance singer and performs extensively in oratorio, recitals and concerts in this country and abroad. She has sung as a soloist on Radio 3 and 4 and worked for HTV Television. Pamela also adjudicates and is in much demand for running vocal workshops for choral societies and theatre groups.

Tri Cumming - Drama

Catriona has been drama specialist on the Musical Theatre course since it was established at the Dance School of Scotland 15 years ago and also teaches for the dance course school preparing senior pupils for auditions. In 1991 she began working with a Stirling based theatre company as a performer and stage manager. In 1994 she established a successful theatre company working with professionals, amateurs and young people. Since then her work as a freelance drama tutor has taken her all over the UK and to Spain and Switzerland. For the last seven years she has been School Director for both the N.O.D.A Summer School and Youth Academy and as a freelance director she has directed productions of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Honk’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off!’ and ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’. In August 2008, Catriona was invited to direct a performance for the official launch of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘The Likes of Us’ at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Lynne Bustard - Dance

Lynne trained at the Lillian McNeil College of Dance. She has worked extensively as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in many countries including America, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, Morocco, Australia and France where she worked with Latoya Jackson at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Lynne’s work ranges from stage, screen, fashion shows, trade shows and pop videos. She has numerous panto and cruise company credits both as a dancer and a choreographer. Her musical theatre credits include ‘Once on this Island’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Our House’, ‘Kiss Me Kate’, ‘Company’, ‘Copacabana’ and ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’.

Lynne is resident Jazz teacher and choreographer at The Dance School of Scotland and a teacher on the musical theatre course at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire of Scotland. She spends a lot of time as a guest teacher for various educational establishments and choreographing for production companies. Lynne has spent many years working in corporate entertainment with Big Band/Las Vegas style shows and has created her own production company ‘Lumiere Worldwide Productions Ltd’.

Corina Bona – Puppetry

Corina started life in Caracas, Venezuela. Thanks to her father’s work, she then moved with her family to Colombia, Mexico, USA, UK, Argentina and Switzerland. This international lifestyle has helped to contribute to the many languages and accents that she loves to imitate. She settled in Bristol in 2000 to study and has been there ever since. Known more commonly as Cori, she is a puppeteer, Maker and Workshop facilitator. She is passionate about Puppetry and its power to entertain, educate and mystify. Cori has worked as a Puppeteer for over five years with reputable local and international companies. She loves teaching others how to bring puppets to life and make them from scratch. She also enjoys collaborating with other artists and companies to make puppets and performances.

Sarah de Tute – Musical Director, pianist and keyboard player

Sarah is a musical directing graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she gained a master’s degree with distinction. She has recently returned from her work as musical director for Ultimate Broadway in Shanghai, China, and for CATS the musical for the Really Useful Asia Pacific tour. Other credits include BBC Children in Need, Night of a Thousand Voices (The Royal Albert Hall London), Sunday Night at the Theatre Royal (Drury Lane London), Evita (Leeds Grand Theatre), Hello Dolly (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Sunday in the Park with George, Into The Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joseph (Bill Kenwright Ltd).

She has also musically directed a number of new works, including Freak Show (Covent Garden and Camden Theatres, London), Watertight (Richard Taylor) and The Riot (Richard Lewis). Sarah has recorded for BBC radio with the Orchestra of Opera North, Inspiration Choir and Singlive UK and for Australian and Asian Television.

She has arranged and composed a number of theatre scores during her many American summer residencies for the Brownledge Theatre, in Vermont, USA and for the New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. She has collaborated with a number of creatives and artists for cabarets and musical nights including An Evening of Song for the First Minister at Edinburgh Castle, In concert at the Scottish Parliament, Brussels and Candid Cabaret at Oran Mor and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Sarah has also worked as a visiting lecturer and musical director at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Arts Ed London and Leeds College of Music.

  • The energy is super-charged and top-notch production values mean that yet again, these youngsters put other professional productions in the shade, with every cast member giving it their all – and a live (yes, live!) band makes this an incredible evening’s entertainment and great value for money. It was clear that everyone performing and watching loved every minute, and we couldn’t wait to join the well-deserved standing ovation.
    Audience member, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Summer 2014)
  • I brought my daughter to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid last week, first time I’d been to a Kidz R Us show and I absolutely loved it! (As did she of course!) We were completely spellbound the whole show and she is still talking about it a week later (she’s three so that’s no small compliment!). The children in the show were fabulous, such confidence and stage presence! A massive, massive well done and thank you for a wonderful show.
    Audience member, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Summer 2014)
  • My son and I have just seen tonight’s performance of Grease and we both loved it – we couldn’t help but sing along. As we left and walked up the road, we listened to what others were saying about the show, and everyone was saying: ‘fantastic’, ‘best show so far’, ‘the singing was amazing’, ‘very talented youngsters’.
    Audience member, Grease (Summer 2014)

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