WHERE SOME OF THE TOP STARS HAVE APPEARED
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TREAD THE BOARDS WHERE LITTLE MIX, OLLY MURS AND JESS GLYNNE HAVE APPEARED?
On Stage, a leading Leeds arts academy, based at The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds is looking for young performers – experienced and beginners – to appear at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre at the end of August.
Four years ago, On Stage were invited by their patron impresario, Tony Peers to perform at one of his family fun days at the OAT and since then it has become a regular yearly event.
With a showbusiness career spanning over 50 years as a performer and producer, Tony produces numerous pantomimes and summer shows around the UK.
“I believe in giving young talent a chance”, he says “and to have On Stage on board at the OAT is great for all involved. Last year they excelled with their potted version of the The Railway Children, so this year I suggested to Liz Coggins that she write something with a local history flavour”.
So theatre critic, playwright and author, Liz set to work and researched and wrote a piece about The Scarborough Bombardment of 1914.
“That was the day death came calling to the sleepy seaside town. It was the first civilian attack on British Soil of World War I and the resort suffered badly.
“I put historical facts together with music and drama and created a short work about the Bombardment as seen through the eyes of the schoolchildren of the time.”
The group are now looking for young performers for both leading roles and the ensemble. The show is on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 August andworkshops/rehearsals are on Wednesdays from mid-July at The Carriageworks Theatre.
“We know it’s the holiday season and we appreciate some of the cast will have to miss the odd rehearsal but the team will run catch-up sessions to ensure everyone is up to speed and confident, so don’t let that put you off.”
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to perform on that stage and creates a memory they will never forget”.
If you know anyone aged between 5-16 who would like to take part contact On Stage Academy
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07765536695