Win a place on the Theatretrain
September 20, 2012
Future stars from a Reading theatre school will perform a dazzling show at the O2 Arena next year – and you could join them.
The Reading Post's 24Seven has teamed up with Theatretrain Reading, which is based at the Hill School in Peppard Road, Caversham, to offer one lucky youngster a year’s scholarship to the school, worth £688, and two runners-up prizes of £48 off each term for a year, worth £144 each.
“Budding performers in and around Reading aged six to 18 will be given the opportunity to train with experienced professionals in singing, acting and dance,” says Tiffany King, centre director for Theatretrain Reading.
“As well as gaining and developing their artistic skills, the student’s work each week will culminate in a historic performance at the 02 Arena next July.
“Every student, regardless of experience, will fit with 86 other Theatretrain centres up and down the country to complete this spectacular showcase.”
The show will draw inspiration from the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and will celebrate Theatretrain’s 20th birthday.
“After creating two large shows at the O2 Arena in 2009 and 2010, we decided to give local young people the chance to be in a truly spectacular event,” says Kevin Dowsett, founder of Theatretrain.
“Imagine 4,000 torches turned on at the same time – that is the kind of event we are creating.”
Theatretrain also runs masterclasses for pupils with industry professionals like Maegan Cottone, vocal coach to X Factor’s Little Mix and Kerys Nathan, original director of Thriller Live.
Lucky scholarship winners will be showing off their new skills at the O2 for a night to remember next year.
To enter the competition, write a profile about yourself in no more than 250 words, including why you would like to win a scholarship to Theatretrain.
Send your entry, with your age, address and contact number to features editor Caroline Cook on email@example.com. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, October 19, 2012.
Theatretrain in Reading runs sessions every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Sessions are £16 for three hours of professional training. For more information contact Tiffany King on (0118) 375 0638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.