Today we are excited to Introduce The Theatre Workshop. They are one of our lovely Brighton Open Market Christmas fair sponsors and they will be bringing a choir of 40 children to each of the Open Market Christmas fairs to perform for you all – how exciting!
Before you see them on the day we thought you’d like to get to know them a bit more first. We speak to Steven who is TTW & Hungry Wolf Youth Theatre Coordinator to find out more…
What is the best thing about working at The Theatre Workshop?
No two days are ever the same! The students at all our schools across Sussex are involved in so many different projects and events, it’s a full-time job just keeping up with them all. Plus, each term at TTW has a different theme, with a new focus on different skill sets (and usually we are working towards a show or an assessment), so we have to plan all of that, which is exciting and always creative. And, of course, we manage and run all of the schools in the evenings and weekends. So…there is never a dull moment!
How can we get involved?
We have classes for children and young people aged 4 up to 18yrs and our Youth Theatre Company, Hungry Wolf takes young people up to 21. Anyone who is interested in what we do (performing arts training in Acting, Singing, Dance and all related skills) can come to us for a free trial, see if they enjoy it and then sign up! There is no audition for 4-18 yr olds to attend our training – there is something for everyone, no matter their skills or experience. Our post-16 Advanced Academy training is by audition only and is for those who are serious about going into the performing arts industry as a professional. Auditions are held every year for Hungry Wolf’s Youth Theatre Company and successful applicants join us as we take a piece of new writing to the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. If you’re interested, the best thing to do is give us a ring in our office and we can talk you through our various classes.
Are you looking forward to the Christmas season & visiting The Fairy Tale Fair to perform (and perhaps a spot of local gift shopping too)?
Well, every performer looks forward to Christmas because there are always lots of events like the Fairy Tale Fair to get involved in! We always present Christmas Recitals in December and invite all of the students family and friends to watch them perform a selection of festive songs, poems, dances and more. The switching on of the Christmas lights (across Sussex) is always an exciting event to be part of, and we do that every year. We are particularly looking foward to the local festivals that we are taking part in and can’t wait to have a nose around the Fairy Tale Fair to see what the stallholders have on offer! TTW prides itself on supporting local projects and we try to get involved with the community as much as possible. We also love to support local businesses – hopefully our singing will attract an audience who will later go and browse the market stalls!
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
There is an old theatre saying which is often used on the opening night of a show if the cast are feeling nervous – “smile and the audience will smile with you!” That’s a good one for Christmas!