A summer school for budding young artists will be held at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton later this year.
Stage-ed, now in its 10th year, is led by Wirral-based actor Michael Southern, who has performed in the West End and national tour production of Blood brothers for over 10 years with her business partner, actor Steve Palfreman who also spent 20 years with the show.
Installed while playing in Willy Russell’s Blood brothers in London’s West End, the organization has become one of the country’s leading workshop businesses.
When not working in holiday schools or their productions, Steve and Mike work with students from the UK, Europe and the United Arab Emirates on their GCSE exams, alongside a superb collective of professionals and of theater practitioners offering groundbreaking workshops to drama and English language students. .
Steve said: “Our West End Performing Arts Summer School will be taking place at the Floral Pavilion this summer for two separate weeks!
“Now in its 10th year, this year the summer school is open to everyone aged 6 – 21 (working in specific age groups).
“It’s not about finding the next Elaine Paige or Michael Ball, it’s about bringing together a group of bright young people and sharing our passion for the West End.
“You will play, dance, sing, meet new friends and have a week you will remember for the rest of your life.
“The question we get asked more than any other by parents is ‘is it good for confidence?
“Our answer is simple – giving young people confidence is why we started this business.
“No prior stage experience is required, in fact Stage-ed is often the first time some of the participants take the stage!”
You can come for one week or both weeks as they are different.
- Week 1: Monday August 8 to Friday August 12
- Week 2: Monday August 15 to Friday August 19
The shows that Stage-Ed will be working on during the summer school include: Encanto, Matilda, The Lion King, The greatest showman, hamilton, Six, Blood brothers, The part that goes wrong.
The school will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The week ends with an incredibly special showcase for friends and family to see you performing what you’ve been working on all week.
Steve continued: “Anyone who attends either week will be invited to appear in musicals in concert on Saturday, August 20 at the Floral Pavilion Theatre.
“A separate event open to the public as we bring stars from the West End who have appeared in the likes of The set, Miss Saigon, Nasty, Mom Mia, The Book of Mormon, Blood brothers and The Phantom of the Opera above London.
“TV Funny Man Ted Robbins, star of Phoenix Nights and coronation streetwill compare the event.
“We would love to see you this summer at what we promise will be our biggest and best West End summer school yet.”
For more information on booking or to watch the trailer, visit stage-edholidayschools.com
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis