Talented young people from across North Staffordshire have been put through their paces at the New Vic’s Summer School.
Almost 50 9 to 14-year-olds explored Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure, Treasure Island, with the help of a choreographer, fight director, the New Vic Education team and the show’s Assistant Director, Ellie Clare Taylor.
A number will now be given the chance to set sail on stage alongside professional actors in the production which runs at the New Vic from Saturday 18 November to Saturday 27 January.
Ellie said: “This year’s Summer School was an opportunity to work right in the heart of the New Vic Theatre, learn new skills and be part of a brilliant showcase of talent at the end of a very busy week. We worked hard, but had so much fun, and we were delighted with the commitment and passion shown by all who took part.”
The jam-packed Summer School saw the young performers bring characters and scenes to life using drama, dance and music.
Adapted and directed by New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins, Treasure Island will take audiences on a journey across the high seas, filled with larger-than-life characters, swashbuckling sword fights, live music, humour, puppetry, and of course, plenty of pirates!
Brought to the stage by the same creative team behind the New Vic’s spectacular adaptations of The Snow Queen, The Borrowers and The Hundred and One Dalmatians, the festive season at the theatre looks set to be a memorable adventure that the whole family can enjoy.