​Musical Theatre Workshop

Dates: 8th - 12th August 2022
Hours: 10am - 4pm

Venue: Cobham Free School Theatre (Main school), Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1TF
Who: For school years 4 - 11 (age 8-16)
Final performance: 12th August at 4pm (running time approx 1 hour 15 minutes)
Cost: £180 per week (£110 sibling discount)

Directed by Lottie Worrall
Students to bring a packed lunch
Dress code: Comfortable clothing that you can move in (no skirts or jeans please)

A week full of singing, dancing and acting working towards a final performance of Shrek the musical.

The first day will be spent learning sections of choreography, songs and scenes from the show and getting to know each member of the company so we can creatively work well together to create a slick production. It’s important in theatre to fuse together each cast members creativity and talent and the social side of a holiday workshop is all part of the fun! The first afternoon will be spent participating in auditions so that the course directors can place cast members in the roles most suited to them. The second day will begin with the course directors announcing the cast roles and cracking on with the production. The third and fourth days will be spent bringing the show together by learning the routines, vocals and staging. The last day will consist of dress and tech rehearsals, so the team are prepared to show the final production to friends and family at 4pm. It’s all very exciting! I can’t wait to bring the magic of theatre alive again with Shrek the musical in this fantastic summer workshop.


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After Hours Workshops

Dates: 8th - 11th August 2022
Hours: 4.30pm- 6.30pm
Who: For school years 7-11 (age 11 - 16)
Cost - £10 per 2 hour workshop
Venue - Cobham Free School (Main School), Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1TF. 
Dress code: Comfortable clothing that you can move in (no skirts or jeans please)
Students can book on to these after hours workshops even if they are not participating in the main Shrek production.

​All evening workshops led by Lottie Worrall.

For students interested in taking a deeper look into the world of theatre and acting.

Each evening, after the main Shrek rehearsals, students will have the opportunity to stay on for an ‘after hours’ workshop. The choices are as follows and students have the option to participate in as many or as few as they like;

Monday Evening - Improv Workshop

Improve your improvisation skills through fun drama games and exercises. We will look at tips and tricks to help you to feel more comfortable when participating in this tough part of theatre.

Tuesday Evening - Show Dance

Learn the accurate choreography to an ensemble dance number from a West End Hit Show!

Wednesday Evening - Audition Technique & Confidence Workshop

We will discuss what to do and what not to do in your next audition and put it into practise. We will also look at building confidence to prepare you for performing in front of an audience.

Thursday Evening - Acting for Film and TV 

Learn how to adapt your theatrical performances for the close up camera work of movie acting. We discuss what might be required of you during the audition process and if you are successful in acquiring a role.


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Guildford Singing Teacher

Technical Workshop


Dates: Monday 8th - 12th August 2022

Hours: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Cobham Free School Theatre, Cobham KT11 1TF
Who: for school years 7-11 (aged 11-16)
Info: students will need to bring a packed lunch with them for each day of the workshop. 
Details: Running directly alongside our performance workshop is our technical workshop. This is designed specifically for anyone interested in the technical side of putting on a show or someone who would love to be a part of a show but doesn’t want to the pressure of performing on a stage.

Led by Tom Worrall 


The first three days of our week long of technical workshop will be spent learning the basics in sound, lighting and stage management:
Sound Engineering:
Students will have a hands on experience learning the basics of the equipment used in a theatre including, PA
speakers, a live theatre mixing desk and radio microphones for the cast. Students will also be taught how to source and edit sound effects that will then be edited and cued ready for use in the final show. 
Lighting Design:
Students will be taught the first steps in designing a light show that can be used in a theatre show. From understanding how the systems works to focusing a lighting rig and operating the light for the final show. 
Stage management:
Within the stage management section, students will be taught about props and drawing up simple prop plots to make sure everything is put on stage at the correct time of the show for the cast to use. They will also be taught to maintain other special effects such as smoke machines and special lights which will then need to be managed during the show performance. 
After being shown the basics in these three areas for the first three days of our workshop, all the students will then be assigned roles in teams and expected to run the technical areas for our show on the final day. The fourth day will be spent setting up the lights, sound and props for our show and getting as much practise using these components as we can. We will also perform a technical rehearsal and troubleshoot anything that still needs to be done for the final show. And then on the final day, everyone must come together as a team and ensure that the show all comes together. 
This can be an extremely satisfying and interesting role for anyone interested in anything a bit more technical. Our hands on approach means the students will learn by doing, and coming together to help run a fantastic show is always a hugely rewarding experience. 

Dress code:
Comfortable active clothing that you can move in is preferable. While it most likely won’t happen and safety ALWAYS comes first, scuffs and scrapes can happen to items of clothing doing this kind of work when moving equipment, rigging or operating something that is on the floor. 


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