Daniel Craig, Helen Mirren, Regé-Jean Page, Kate Winslet, and Daniel Day-Lewis are among numerous famous actors who started their journey at a registered charity – a youth theatre.
Youth Work can profoundly affect young lives, as it can help young people find their way. They can discover their passion for theatre, develop skills, build their confidence, and make friends, all because they have a safe space to retreat to, to do what they love.
At The Hunslet Club, we have our very own theatre section. Every Wednesday, from 6-8pm, we get to see a showcase of talent, commitment, and dedication. The rooms liven up with music as our young performers start rehearsing for their next big showcase.
Our young performers are currently rehearsing for their next big showcase on Saturday (6 May 2023) and Sunday (7 May). This musical showcase will feature tunes from well-known musicals such as Grease, Matilda, Mamma Mia and more!
Performances like this are a great way to support these young actors as they build their skills and experience what it is like to perform musical numbers in front of an audience.
After months of rehearsals, we cannot wait to see the final piece, as we know how hard each person has worked to make this happen.
Our drama group is growing monthly, with more young people signing up for this engaging class, showcasing their acting skills, demonstrating their singing abilities, and even working on the production side.
In 2022, we had an average of 91 visits each month for The Hunslet Club Rogues. In 2023, we have an average of 145 visits each month for The Hunslet Club Rogues. In March alone, our numbers jumped to 152 visits, highlighting how popular drama, production and singing are for young people.
This showcase is an accumulation of all the hard work these young people have put in each week to ensure they nail every song and each dance.
The Hunslet Club Rogues Musical Showcase is one not to miss. Plus, with adult tickets (16+) being £3, ages 12–16 being £1.50 and under 12s being free, it is an affordable event for the whole family this bank holiday weekend.
You never know; we could have the next Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr or Samuel L Jackson in our midst.
This post was written by Lisa Benfield
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