Stagecoach Performing Arts

A Musical in a Day! Stagecoach Performing Arts - Woking UK

Performing Arts Development for Teachers and Performers

Tuesday, 11th August 2020 at 10:00am – Doors open at 9:30am
The Gallery, Christ Church, Woking

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Musical in a Day! Standard Fee
10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 11 August 2020 Woking, Surrey
Musical in a Day! Team Ticket - 4 for 3!
10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 11 August 2020 Woking, Surrey

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Stagecoach Performing Arts presents A Musical in a Day! 

Devise a musical from scratch with Matt Baker and Richard Wolfenden Brown. An intensive Stagecoach Performing Arts day for practitioners working in creative arts class settings with young people aged 10 and over. All welcome!

Whether you're a singer, dancer, actor or triple-threat, join us for a fun day of creative composing and devising and write a musical in a day! 

Workshop content: 

  • use of stimuli 
  • strategies for sharing and communicating ideas
  • utilising play and games as tools for learning
  • classroom management
  • warm-ups, staging and choreography
  • networking opportunities with like-minded creatives
  • performance at 4.30pm to friends and invited guests

Lunch and refreshments are provided for this workshop - please do stay for lunch to network with colleagues.

*SPECIAL RATE* for Stagecoach Performing Arts Practitioners, Alumni & ISM Members.

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Venue: The Gallery, Christ Church, Woking GU21 6YG

Course Facilitators: Matt Baker and Richard Wolfenden Brown

Course Facilitator: Matt Baker

Matt Baker is a composer, musical director and performer. He has composed for theatre productions around the UK, including New Vic Theatre Stoke, Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Dukes Theatres Lancaster. Baker was composer and musical director for the 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 cycles of Chester Mystery Plays, and the hugely successful Chester City Passion in 2016 and 2017. Matt is musical director for the vivacious and successful all women’s choir A Handbag of Harmonies, the new LGBT choir for Chester Proud Marys and director of music for the University of Chester Choir. Matt’s work as musical director with young people takes him to all corners of the world including Australia, India, Malaysia and Germany. He is also widely sought to bring people from all backgrounds together in singing, whether it is hundreds of children in a park, or thousands of bank workers in a stadium. He was awarded the Cheshire Community and Voluntary Arts award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in 2016 and received an Honorary Masters Degree in Music from the University of Chester in recognition for his dedication to the arts in the city and beyond.

Course Facilitator: Richard Wolfenden Brown

Richard trained at Bretton Hall College, Yorkshire and first participated in theatre with the Manchester Youth Theatre before going on to direct several shows for them.  He is currently Artistic Director of The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington Devon and was previously Community Director of Action Transport Theatre in Cheshire. During that time he worked alongside Veronica Bennetts of Stagecoach at Jigsaw Music Theatre.  He has devised and/or directed around 100 performance projects from large scale community plays, to theatre-in-education projects, youth theatre productions and outdoor Shakespeare/Brecht productions. He has worked with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry creating plays for under 5s, and recently completed a large scale community play in Devon entitled ‘Torrington Tales’. In his spare time he runs a Youth Theatre in Bude, North Cornwall specialising in original music-theatre productions.

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Starts: Tuesday, August 11th 2020 at 10:00am
Doors open: 9:30am
Ends: 5:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: August 10th 2020


The Gallery, Christ Church, Woking
Christ Church
Jubilee Square

GU21 6YG
United Kingdom

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