Mercury Young Company Musical Theatre
Work with West End Professionals, including Craig Mather & Rosie Mather (Les Misérables/Wind in the Willows), with this weekly, dynamic class provides young people with an introduction to musical theatre.
Each term we explore songs and create ensemble numbers that explore how to integrate the singing, dance and acting techniques needed to perform on the West End stage.
Don’t worry if you’re a little shy as most of the learning is done in groups with opportunities for solos when you feel more confident about being in the spotlight.
Performance Opportunity: Not only will you get to sing & dance your heart out, you’ll get to perform a big musical number on the Mercury stage at our Gala event on the 5th September!
MYC Musical Performers will receive weekly training, which will develop
- Vocal Technique
- Dance Technique
- Text and Song Analysis
- Creating a Character
- Scene Work
- Improvisation Skills
- Acting Techniques
Mercury Young Company Performers will also have access to:
- The Mercury’s dedicated learning space
- Regular performance opportunities including an end of year performance
- Open rehearsals for Mercury Productions
- Free tickets for open dress rehearsals or preview performances for Mercury Productions
- Mercury Connects – the theatre’s social network, which provides opportunities in the arts, information about events, tickets and work in the East of England.
- Mentoring from theatre staff and exclusive backstage access
All of our activities are accessible and inclusive and you are able to inform us of any additional requirements you have when booking or by becoming a member of our Access for All scheme here. Through funding from Essex Short Breaks, we will also have youth assistants on hand to support our MYC groups up to 18 years, plus additional SEND-specific activities such as Move and Groove and Party Nights.
Please note: We are following the current Government roadmap for a safe re-opening and we will continue to take all measures to keep audiences and participants safe, in accordance with up-to-date Government guidelines. All Creative Engagement activity will maintain social distancing, and provide hand sanitisation stations. For further info on how we are keeping everyone safe please visit here.
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