New Term, New Start with Camberley Youth Theatre

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By Maggie_V | Friday, August 20, 2010, 19:25

As shoes are being polished, school trousers taken up and pencil cases being filled with new pens and crayons, the Camberley Theatre is also preparing for a brand new and exciting start to term with the launch of its new look youth theatre.


The Camberley Theatre has had its own in-house dedicated Youth Theatre since 2002 through which it has seen many incarnations and been lead by many superb industry professionals, each bringing their own unique flair and passion for drama. As the new term starts we are bidding farewell to Sarah Hunt, who has taken a group of top class young performers through two years of fantastic activities and has produced excellent productions of Oh What a Lovely War and Animal Farm, and we welcome in Scott Burgess, an actor who is fast becoming a familiar and much respected figure at the Camberley Theatre.


Scott trained locally at Red Roofs Theatre School in Maidenhead and his acting and singing career has taken him around the world. An impressive performance as King Rat in The Camberley Theatre’s 2009 pantomime Dick Whittington led to him being invited back again to take the role of the eviler than evil Abanazer in this year’s Aladdin. Scott is not just accustomed to treading the boards; he is also keen to support new young artistic talent and has a substantial background in teaching drama and music, including a long-term position at a primary school in South London and a spell at Red Roofs where he trained. He will be joining the team at the theatre directly from his current position at the highly acclaimed Stage Coach acting school. Youngsters who took part in recent Summer Stars workshops over Summer will also recognise Scott, as he utilised his natural repartee with children to bring out the best in participants for their end of week show cases.


The Youth Theatre at the Camberley Theatre is committed to providing the very best experience for young patrons in Surrey Heath and gives children of all abilities from ages 4 to 18 the chance not only to learn and develop their performing skills in the setting of a professional theatre but also to meet new people, make friends and have fun! The youth theatre leadership plays a very important part in providing this enjoyable and educational experience for the participants and Scott has an exciting new year planned which will be unmissible for any young person who loves the limelight.


The youth theatre runs different sessions for different age categories on separate weekday evenings. Age brackets are 8 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, 13 to 14 yeas and over 15’s, and a separate class on the weekend for under 8’s, with the first class commencing on Tuesday 14th September. For a full ten week term it costs just £85 and there are discounts if siblings join. For more information or to reserve a place call Box Office on 01276 707600.



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