What could possibly go wrong? Youth Theatre Workshops

By Patrick Ovenden   |   Reporter   |
Friday 1st April 2022 7:40 am
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Colin Burnicle
Colin Burnicle (Pic. Limelight Pembs )

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Pembrokeshire’s Limelight School for Performing Arts, are holding a very special workshop on Wednesday, April 13 with West End performer, Colin Burnicle, star of the smash hit comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong.

Held at Pill Social Centre, Milford Haven, the all-day workshop, suitable for all abilities, aged 8 to 18 years old, will focus on acting skills, performance and singing, followed by a showing at the end of the day with the opportunity for both participants and parents to ask Colin questions about his career and work in the industry.

The workshop has been organised by Angharad Sanders, who herself has worked on West End and touring productions, (including the acclaimed UK fringe Premiere of Avenue Q and the UK premiere of “Madagascar: The Musical”) and taught at many illustrious stage schools here in the UK and in Ireland and the USA.

Angharad, an acclaimed musical director, singing teacher and performer set up Limelight here in Pembrokeshire in 2019, offering young performers the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in a safe and relaxed environment. As part of the school she also began offering ‘West End in Wales: Pembrokeshire’ workshops in 2020.

During the Covid pandemic, these workshops moved online with students being offered the chance to work with cast members, creatives and agents from across the world of theatre. In total we welcomed thirteen exceptional artists into the school, including past Limelight student, Corey Mitchell who is shortly to embark on the U.K. tour of “Mamma Mia”.

Following her recent maternity leave, the school is now back with regular Saturday Stage School sessions, one to one tuition in singing and various musical instruments, examination preparation, audition support and offering workshops to the local community. Angharad offers lessons online and in person, and on an average week teaches in three different countries – all from her home studio. She currently has students in France, New York, Texas, London, Yorkshire and right here in Pembrokeshire.

Angharad said:

“It has long been my ambition to create a safe space for all young artists to come and focus on their craft in a caring and nurturing environment, with positivity at its core. Since emerging from the lockdowns, there has been a marked increase in anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues amongst our young people and performing arts can help to support them as they seek to rebuild and relearn these skills.

“I have been incredibly lucky to connect with Lucie O’Neil who is teaching with me on a Saturday and is an incredible practitioner who shares my passion for wellbeing and performing arts.

“This year the school will be performing at the Torch Theatre on July 17 in a show entitled You Will Be Found which has been created in the Stage School classes. The theme of all of our work is positivity, wellbeing and supporting each other. This performance will also be in support of Meggans Star Foundation, a hugely important foundation supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Pembrokeshire’s youth.

“As part of all of our work this year, and relaunching our in person ‘West End in Wales: Pembrokeshire’ sessions, we are extremely excited to welcome Colin back to Haverfordwest. He is an exceptional performer with a host of skills and experience to share with the students, from West End work as an actor, singer and dance captain, to touring productions, television commercials and vocal solo work.

“We would love to open up this workshop to as many young people as possible and cannot wait to see what we can make ‘Go Wrong’ in a day.”

To find out more and to book your place, contact the school via facebook (www.facebook.com/limelightpembs) or Instagram (@limelightpembs), Or email [email protected]


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