This summer, Reece Sibbald Productions are running and all-new ship-shape week of summer workshops.

During the workshops, children between the ages of 6-15 will be coached by industry professionals in triple-threat disciplines of dancing, acting and singing focused around our forthcoming production of TREASURE ISLAND.

The week-long workshops will take place from Monday 2nd until Friday 6th August from 9AM-4PM daily at

Heron House, Whickham, NE16 4SP

At the end of the workshop week, the children will receive a certificate of achievement and the opportunity to perform alongside professionals in musical numbers as Captain Smollett's Sailors in our swashbuckling Summer Pantomime TREASURE ISLAND at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

We have only 60 places available. Previously we have encouraged and coached over 170 young people per production, but due to restrictions and the workshop system, children will have the opportunity to appear with 11 others in their team.

 

We are not holding open auditions, as we have previously. Places will be offered to our previous registered performers and secured on a first-come, first-served basis before we advertise elsewhere.

All of our teaching staff are fully DBS checked and safe-guarding trained.

 

General Information

  • Each place in the week-long workshops is priced at £150, with a 20% discount for siblings.

  • Places will be secured by a one-off deposit payment of £40 per child, which is fully refundable if the workshop is unable to go ahead due to local Coronavirus restrictions. The remaining balance will be payable by the day prior to the first workshop. Payment plans can be arranged.

  • There will be no additional charges to appear in the optional performance(s).

  • Participants absence is preferred to be pre-arranged. However, to lessen the impact on their team, may result in their exclusion in particular routines, if choosing to perform.

  • Children who choose to perform must be within full time education (i.e. have not left year 11) by the time of the production

  • Please do not bring valuables to the workshops. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.

  • Please provide children with a packed lunch, although light refreshments, sweets/snacks will be available to buy on site.

  • Sanitisation stations will be available and the workshops space will be cleaned after each day; if you've any other concerns, please feel free to Contact Us.

Performance Dates

Children's participation in the performance is an optional FREE BONUS.

TREASURE ISLAND will be staged at the PLAYHOUSE, Whitley Bay during the summer holidays, on the following schedule:

Wednesday 18th August 2021 - 7pm

Thursday 19th August 2021 - 2.30pm & 7pm

Friday 20th August 2021 - 2.30pm & 7pm

Saturday 21st August 2021 - 2.30pm & 7pm

Sunday 22nd August 2021 - 1pm & 5.30pm

 

Each child will be placed into 1 of 5 teams (12 children per team); each team will appear on a designated day of the above performance schedule. 

There will be an onstage rehearsal held at 2 hours prior to the first performance of the day for each team.

The performance takes place during the School Holidays, so no time off school will be needed.

Costumes

  • Due to Covid legislation, each child performing will receive their own "Treasure Island" t-shirt and "Treasure Island" shorts, which they will keep at the end of their experience as a souvenir of their taking part.

  • Additional costume items will be provided and worn, which can be sanitised, cleaned, quarantined and reused for the performance.

  • We will require each child to ​provide their own black pumps/jazz shoes.

N.B. Performance option subject to change pending Government advice and restrictions.

Registration

To register, please take the time to fill out the information for the participant below.

The opportunity to perform in our professional production is optional. However, each child will have the option to perform in at least one performance. Please tick the dates which are preferred. If all dates are suitable, please tick all.