Youth Summer School
Since 2010, the Starling Arts team have spent each July/August running a Musical Theatre Summer School in Chagford, Devon.
For us, working with young people is so valuable, not just to enhance their artistry as performers, but to develop life-long skills such as confidence, public speaking and team work, and above all to encourage creativity and a better understanding of the world around them.
Our Summer Schools involve around 50 young people in both the cast and crew, working for up to two weeks to rehearse and perform a full musical or revue.
Our participants come from a wide catchment area across west Devon, many of them having limited access to extra-curricular arts education on account of their rural location.
In February 2015, twenty-five of our summer school participants performed in High Five, our gala concert in London.
In July/August 2016, we produced our new, original musical Finding Time to packed houses!
This year marked our last full-scale production in Devon, but we will be returning to Chagford regularly to run workshops and other projects in the future.
For further information please email Anna and Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
The history of Starling Arts' Summer School Productions:
Stiles & Drewe's Ugly Duckling musical
Our original musical about human adventure and understanding
2012: Beauty & the Beast
Disney's stage version of the hit film
2013: A West End Spectacular
A selection of songs from the shows for young performers
2014: Return to Aesop
Our second, original full length musical, based on Aesop's Fables
2015: Seussical, Jr.!
All of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters in a fantastical musical extravaganza
2016: Finding Time
Our original musical, based in a world obsessed with time