Boathouse for Young Adults

Boathouse for Young AdultsPerforming Arts for young adults (16+) in supported learning.

In our Sunday theatre group we are often working towards a performance. These performances are of variable sizes- sometimes a cabaret style show, sometimes a show casing of a collection of works, other times a feature length performance.

We will take timeout to do workshops to build the actors skill sets. These workshops focus on many different aspects of theatre, such as: acting, dance (a variety of styles), singing (solo and choir), prop and costume making, musical theatre, movement and voice.

As shows get closer, we also offer training with lighting and sound, filming and front of house skills. Each term we have a new sing and signing song which we perform as a large group choir- these songs have included Bob Marley’s 3 Little Birds, The Beatles All You Need Is Love and Imagine, The Specials’ A Message to You (Rudy), and more recently, Footloose. All actors are encouraged to both sing and sign the song and it looks spectacular!

We love having visiting artists and in the past these have included Mary Dawson – local story-teller, Suspect – local band who did a music session, Andrew Daniels – who worked with our choir and singing techniques, and local Sea-Shanty singers – who taught us about sea shanties and a song for one of our shows. We are also often visited by Katie Cotton – who teaches whichever style of dance we would like to learn and Juliette Dodd who runs the prop and costume workshops.

Much of our theatre work is group based work, but we do also break into smaller groups or solo work – much dependent upon the performances requirements.

The emphasis in this group is very much on team work, and even in our solo sets, we work together, helping each other.

When & Where?

  • Sundays 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • 2014/15 term dates are listed below
  • Costs: £4.00 per session
  • Glyne Gap School, School Place, Hastings Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea East Sussex TN40 2PU

Term Dates 2014/15

  • September: 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • October: 5 & 12
  • November: 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • December: 7 – Christmas Cabaret
  • January: 11, 18 & 25
  • February: 1 & 8
  • March: 1, 8 15 & 22
  • April: 19 & 26
  • May: 3, 10 & 17
  • June: 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • July: 5