This Easter, Best Theatre Arts brings 5 days of fun to Hertford & Ware, and to St Albans with a spring holiday theatre school – West End Story.
This year, our Easter Holiday Academy cast will make a brand new musical theatre show in just five days! Inspired by your West End favourites and guided by a host of experienced, industry professionals, they’ll weave together music, drama and dance to make something unlike you’ve ever seen before! Sondheim meets Spielberg or Shakespeare in the style of SIX, it’s up to them…
Our young people devise a complete musical show ready for performance on the last day for friends and family. It’s a unique formula, based on over 20 years’ experience bringing amazing holiday performing arts experiences to children.
Day 1 – we get to know each other, play games and son start to think about the songs and dances we’d like to feature. By the end of the day we will have an outline of the story we are going to tell.
Day 2 & 3 – Mornings are spent in our age groups (usually 6-8, 9-11 and 11+) in acting, singing and dancing classes devising scenes for the show and working on our musical numbers. In the afternoons we come together to work on opening/finale numbers and to show each other what we’ve been up to in the mornings.
Day 4 – we start to put the show together and by the end of the afternoon we might just have staggered through a full run!
Day 5 – into the theatre with costumes and make-up. We rehearse, dress rehearse and then it’s SHOWTIME!!!
In St Albans, once more we are based at Sandringham School on The Ridgeway with classes in their excellent drama studios and with our show on the last day in the SandPit Theatre.
In Ware we are hugely excited to be based in the fabulous Southern Maltings Arts Centre. It’s a building with beautiful spaces to work in and super facilities for all involved.
Our holiday weeks are great fun – we never stop laughing. And the really lovely part is seeing how many children come back year after year to be with their Best friends.
So BOOK NOW and come and join in the fun. And to whet your appetite, here’s a little film we made of our holiday courses during lockdown…