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School's not out for creative youngsters in Stafford and Stone

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 03, 2014

The Gatehouse Summer School cast

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SCHOOL'S OUT for summer as Alice Cooper's classic anthem goes – but not everyone in Stafford and Stone is heeding the call.

Budding thespians, singers, dancers and storytellers can put the long holidays to good use to hone their skills in summer sessions throughout August.

Gatehouse Theatre Summer School kicked off on Monday in Stafford and 90 seven to 21 year olds are busily rehearsing for a production filled with animal magic – a stage version of the musical Doctor Dolittle.

If you want to see the talented cast walk, talk and squawk with the animals head to the Gatehouse from August 13 to 16. Tickets, which start at £8, are available from the box office on 01785 254653.

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Youngsters with a passion for singing and dancing will jump at the chance to shine at a Stone stage school's summer sessions.

Rooftop Studios is offering two weeks of workshops, covering street dance. Rock school, TV and film acting as well as sessions dedicated to popular musicals such as Mama Mia!, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Six to 16 year olds are invited to join in the fun with teachers who are all professional performers in their own right.

For more information on the workshops, which run from August 11 to 15 and August 18 to 22, contact Laura on 08000 827 828 or email info@rooftopstudios.co.uk.

Doxey-based drama group Konnektiv is inviting aspiring storytellers of all ages to grow their ideas at Shake Summer Tales.

Storyteller and performer Ana Lines, co-founder of Stafford Knot Storytellers' Club, is hosting three sessions at the Doxey Hub in Sutton Drive on August 11, 18 and 25 from 4pm to 6pm.

Mixing stories and dance, people will be able to boost their confidence, co-ordination and rhythm as well as flexing their creative muscles. They will also be able to share their new talents at a community event on August 30.

For more information, or to book a place, call 01785 747569 or email konnektiv@gmail.com.

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