Summer School 2014

Masque Youth Theatre is pleased to announce that it will be running a Summer school this year. Our summer school will offer members and non-members the opportunity to work alongside three professional practitioners and gain experience in new areas of theatre.

This five-day course would also be the perfect opportunity for prospective new members as the sessions will be overseen by the current leaders who will lead warm-ups and introduce our visiting practitioners. The Friday will be dedicated to working towards a performance for the evening (6pm until 7pm) where attendants’ friends, parents and guardians will be able to see the work produced.

Using Space with Katy Balfour

Katy Balfour is an Associate Artist for Punchdrunk and has worked with the National Theatre since 2006. She has previously created roles in The Masque of the Red Death and Faust, as well as numerous projects for Punchdrunk Enrichment including: Saving Temple Pictures; Grey’s Printing Press; and Under the Eiderdown. Recent Associate Director credits for Punchdrunk include: The BoroughSleep No More and The Crash of the Elysium.

Stage Combat with Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke has worked as an actor, magician and all-round entertainer for some thirty years, during which time he has performed to countless thousands of happy audiences throughout this country and abroad, many of whom have become caught up in the performance, to the delight of their nearest and dearest! Kevin has worked as an actor for a large variety of theatres and theatrical managements including:

  • Cheek By Jowl
  • Cameron Mackintosh
  • Bill Kenwright
  • Mark Furness
  • Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Derby Playhouse
  • English National Opera
  • Durham Theatre Company
  • Webb-Foote Productions
  • Great Eastern Stage
  • New Perspectives

Shakespeare with Alex Rex

As a previous member of Masque Youth Theatre, Alex is returning to provide the Summer School with her expert tuition in Shakespeare. This challenging and fun workshop will work on boosting confidence in Shakespeare – something that many may be nervous about.

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