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Application Deadline Extended for Stage Opportunities

Posted on: 21st June, 2017

The Autumn Season opens at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with Our Day Out – the Musical by Willy Russell.

This is a very unique production as it allows a young cast of 12 – 19 year olds to participate alongside a professional cast and backstage team. The cast will immerse themselves throughout August rehearsing and learning from the best.

Willy Russell is an award winning writer, most famous for Blood Brothers now in its 34th year,  Educating Rita – made popular by the film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine and Shirley Valentine.

In Our Day Out Mrs Kay’s unruly Progress Class is unleashed from the classroom for a day to pile into a bus for a one-off school trip and sees the young cast singing and dancing rings around their fraught teachers.

Our Day Out – the Musical will transport you to the school days of lollipop men, packed lunches and young love as this action packed rewrite of the hit 1977 TV show is brought to the Theatre Royal Stage

Do you want to take part in this opportunity, realise your dreams, be ambitious and meet new challenges working alongside a fully professional team of actors and creative industry professionals?

We are offering places in our cast and backstage team for young people ages 12-19.

Performers – Actors, musicians, singers, dancers…

Backstage – Stage management, technical theatre, set building, artists…

This exciting project will be fun and hard work, but above all, it will be life-changing. Use your talent, meet new friends and create life-long memories.

During your month with us you’ll learn all about making theatre and will have the opportunity to build your confidence and skills.


Project Dates: 7 Aug – 2 Sep

Performance dates 24 Aug – 2 Sep 

Cost: £200

We have limited scholarship places available to those experiencing hardship.

If you would like to apply and come to one of our selection days then please fill out an application form. Tell us what your main interests are and why you want to be part of this exciting opportunity.  ‘Do Summer Different!’

Download an application form below and return to david@theatreroyal.org

Download Application Form


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