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Summer Company
Acting Place

  • 5 - 25 August
Summer Company <br/>Acting Place

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Showing on Mon 5 Aug

Summer Companyis the Theatre Royal Bath’s largest summer school, in which young people work alongside a professional production team to create a full-scale performance in the egg theatre. Join us for a three week residency and summer school like no other- where you will have the chance to get a taste of what life’s like as a professional visiting theatre company.

Choose to be part of the cast; where you will develop your acting craft supported by our Artistic Director and various visiting practitioners, or generate a taste of mounting a production backstage; supported by our professional creative team.

Now in it’s fourth year, Summer Company 2019 promises to offer the same professional experience, as well as allowing all those that are part of it to create life-long memories and friends.

Summer Company will perform Arabian Nights on the 22nd -25th August.

Who can take part?  Anyone aged 12-18 can take part, regardless of experience. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Acting places are for ages 12-18, priced at £350
There are thirty acting places available. The cast work closely with the director and other visiting theatre professionals (such as a Voice Coach and Movement Director) to get the play on its feet in the two weeks before production week! Casting takes place through group workshops at the beginning of the process, and the focus is on working as an ensemble, supporting one another to make the show the best it can be! Backstage places are also available, please see https://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/event/summer-company-backstage-place/

Bursary Places: Limited bursary places are available. For a bursary application form to receive a 25%, 50% or 75% discount, please email Lindsay.baker@theatreroyal.org.uk or call 01225 823409. Bursaries can be offered for all roles- Acting and Backstage places, for those in need of financial support.

Please note: Meals, overnight accommodation and travel are not included in the price of the project.

Kick-start workshop: Date TBC. There will be a chance to have a taste of what Summer Company life is like and the building you’ll be working in, ahead of August. Working with the Director and Producer, acting and backstage participants can meet one another, undertake role-specific activities, and find out more about the production. This date is TBC but is not compulsory.

Dates and Times: The project runs from Monday 5th August – Sunday 25th August inclusive. The first two weeks are rehearsals for actors and technical & creative workshops for backstage. Registration is from 10am, with sessions running from 10.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday. There will be additional calls 4-6pm and possible Saturday mornings. You will be notified of these in advance by the Producer, Director or Stage Manager. You must be available for all of the days during the process.

In the final week performances take place from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th August daily. During this week you will also be called for longer rehearsals, which could be until 10pm.

Venue: The project takes place at the egg, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET.

Staff: Full supervision is provided during scheduled rehearsals. All staff are DBS checked and at least two members of staff at any one time are first aid trained.

Food: You will need to bring a packed lunch and water each day; no refreshments are provided. There is a café on site, which offer a Summer Company food deal, as well as many shops and food outlets nearby.

More Information: If you would like to discuss the project before you apply or then please contact the Producer of the project, Alex Duarte-Davies on 01225 823487 or by email alex.duarte-davies@theatreroyal.org.uk