Get your teeth into a role with Youth Acts UP in Little Downham

Get your teeth into a role with Youth Acts UP in Little Downham

Get your teeth into a role with Youth Acts UP in Little Downham - Credit: Archant

A Little Downham-based youth theatre group are looking for budding young stars from the Ely area to audition for parts in their summer performance.

Youth Acts UP, which will bring ‘The Dracula Rock Show’ to life for two shows on July 21, is holding auditions on Saturday March 10 and rehearsals will run from March to July.

The show is full of eccentric characters and a music score which brings together 60s rock, a touch of 70s disco, and even a line dance.

Successful auditionees will be cast as the main characters of zombies, vampires, police and criminals.

As well as the main speaking roles, chorus roles are available with the aim of creating a hilarious musical comedy.

Carol Hebbard, assistant director for Little Downham Youth Acts UP, said: “There are many opportunities for children to be involved in our productions.

“We have great fun in the shows and children have the opportunity to make new friends, build confidence and learn new skills.

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“The audition will be in the style of a workshop so does not need any preparation.

“It will involve drama games to aid relaxation and introduce the children to each other in a fun way.

“The children will read lines together and, if they wish to audition for a particular role, they can.

“We may even learn a song and dance from the show together.

“We’d love to see as many children as possible at the open auditions on March 10. Come along, get involved and have fun.”

Nathanael, 12, who has been with the youth theatre for two years, said: “I love meeting up with different friends every Saturday and having the chance to act and sing.

“It’s fantastic experience for building confidence; everyone works really hard and has fun on a Saturday morning.”

One parent, Bev, said: “My 11-year-old daughter Ella-Mae loves Youth Acts UP.

“Her confidence is shining through. To see her on stage with all her wonderful cast mates at the recent show was amazing.

“She has learnt never give up, even if you make mistakes; which is an important life lesson.”

Rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Little Downham Village Hall, Main Street, Little Downham.

Cast members must be available to commit to four months of rehearsals in the run up to the shows on July 21 including a dress rehearsal on July 20.

The Saturday morning sessions offer the chance to learn skills in set design, costumes and props and backstage work as well as acting, singing and dancing.

For more information on Little Downham Youth Acts UP, visit the Facebook page or contact Carol Hebbard on 01353 698338.