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Kids get to play up for Easter
Whether your little cherub loves nothing more than being in the limelight or pulling the strings from backstage, an Easter Holiday activity week is offering an outlet for budding Anne Hathaways or Danny Boyles.
Birmingham Hippodrome gives kids the chance to shine on and behind stage
Theatre workshops are being run by Birmingham Hippodrome offering children aged from seven to 16 the chance to experience life in the limelight or behind stage during the Easter Holiday.
Three separate workshops and a final performance take place between Monday April 8 and April 12 from 10am to 3pm.
Performances will be based on drama and songs from top West End shows including Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Phantom of the Opera and High Society.
Birmingham Hippodrome said no experience was necessary, and participants should go along to have fun, meet new people and learn, or continue to develop, performance and technical theatre skills.
Theatre performance workshops will be split into two age groups, 7-11 and 12 -16. Workshops exploring different musical styles will take place each day throughout the week in singing, dancing and drama.
Technical workshops are only for those aged 12–16. This involves working alongside members of the Hippodrome's technical team to learn exactly how shows are staged. Over the five days, they will learn: how to rig lighting, how to create special effects, the secrets of stage management, creating concert quality sound, and working with film and projection.
The Performance and Technical workshops will run simultaneously and participants will work together on delivering a final performance for friends and families on Friday April 12.
Price for one week costs £125 per child. There are limited places available, to book a place call 0844 338 5000.
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