Medusa Theatre Company for ambitious young adult (teenage) performers. Most company members have professional or amateur experience, and are in training for a career in performing and entry to vocational schools and university. Entry on to this course is by audition/workshop, the standard is very high. Keen beginners who are willing to work hard are also welcome. The company are friendly and supportive of each other.
Dancing, singing and acting classes in Bracknell, Berkshire for talented performers aged 14 - 21 (or 13 with professional experience or if moving up from our Junior Company just before a 14th birthday). In 2017, the company will present a large version of Oliver! (rehearsals from January 2017). All Medusa members must be aged 21 or younger during the show (if they wish to perform - they are able to produce or direct as an alternative).
Medusa will also work with Reading Rep Theatre Company in March 2017, with our annual submission for National Theatre Connections, performing and new play in Reading and Londons Lyric Hammersmith.
Medusa Teen Theatre Company
Credit cards & childcare vouchers accepted.
£30.00 per week (4.25 hours)
Each year the company members cover a variety of acting techniques, genres and practical study with highly qualified teachers who are also professional performers/practitioners themselves. Guest workshop leaders include West End directors and actors, BBC writers, London Globe directors, casting directors and more. These skills are then applied in L.A.M.D.A acting and musical theatre exams (summer term) and our big spring show, and various public performance events. Some students also join our associated agency and enjoy professional paid work.
Additional Saturday rehearsal hours will be called before a large show, and one or two Sundays.
Get in touch now if you are aged 14-21 and think you have the talent to join the company!
We still have space for additional 'Oliver!' cast - get in touch NOW!
Join us for 'Oliver!' in Summer 2017 (rehearsing from January 2017), National Theatre Connections (Reading and London performances) in March 2017 and a winter showcase of fabuolus LAMDA exam work - getting valuable UCAS points for those aged 15+ (duo and solo exams only for UCAS, group exams also offered)
In addition to performing in their shows, students write & devise, direct and produce. Unlike other schools with huge casts, the senior company is kept to a strict 24 cast maximum to allow everyone a voice within the company. Everyone gets a chance at lead roles - we don't have 'favorites' - casting is based on merit! Most of our spring shows are written for us, which allows us to profile everyone well. Our bigger shows are professionally produced and staffed and run over a week to give performers and insight into the rigors of performing.
We work towards shows, events and qualifications, as well as giving a thorough grounding in the essentials. We can help build CV's ready for University and college applications using links with local and national theatre companies and casting directors, as well as our own agency.
Company members work towards L.A.M.D.A acting & musical theatre exams each summer term (with exams taken in December to aviod clashes with school exams). These are nationally recognized qualifications. We have a 100% pass rate at Merit or Distinction. These exams (depending on the level taken) can contribute U.C.A.S points. Students who wish to take solo or duo, in addition to group qualifications, are given one-to one tuition with specialists, as part of their Saturday class. Additional support is offered (free) outside these hours if needed. It is our aim that all our young performers gain Distinctions.
Medusa Theatre Company is taught and directed by established theatre directors, qualified teachers, working actors and guest workshops each term to ensure company members are thoroughly challenged! Our tutors also teach at schools such as R.A.D.A and Royal Central, and one was also is a casting director working on shows like 'Sherlock' with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Join us for a FREE class trial/audition at any point during the term.
Agency representation is also available.
All of our students are encouraged and prepared for further education. Medusa graduates have gone on to join high profile universities and drama, dance and music schools and colleges such as Millenium, GSA, New York Conservatory of Acting, Rose Bruford, Oxford, Winchester and more! They also go into The NYT, and professional jobs. We have students working all over the world, and alumi also include technicians and photographers, artists, teachers and comedians.
All rehearsals are at:
Whitegrove Youth and Community Centre, 3 County Lane, Bracknell RG42 3JP This is in the grounds of Tesco - with free parking. Follow the car park aound to the right, and look for the large white 'Library' sign. The centre is directly beside the library.Term Dates 2017/2018
All Saturdays unless it says otherwise. 2017 Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 4, 11, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 22, 29. May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8 July 10th - 15th Summer Show - Oliver! Oakwood Theatre Woodley - no class at Whitegrove. FREE Summer School (10am - 6.30pm) July 31st - August 4th inc at Whitegrove. Musical theatre showcase. Hip Hop and Cheer workshops. August - no classes. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7, 14, 21 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2, 9*. *This is LAMDA exam day. Dec 10th - Christmas show 2017 - Venue TBC. 2018 Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 25* Sunday (25th) is an additional session - 2pm-6pm. This will be a show workshop with the Musical Director. Apr 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 7 July 9th -15th - Summer Show - Venue TBC - no class in Whitegrove. Summer School 2018 - 30th July - 3rd August. 10am-6.30pm Aug - no classes.