Bollington Festival Music Theatre
Cheshire’s unique performance group for 7-13s
The Music Theatre was formed in 1986 and since then has performed regularly at the Arts Centre, and in every Bollington Festival since taking part in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in 1986. There are always costumes, props, stage lighting, words and live music to help tell the stories.
There are no auditions to join. Everyone who comes along can be in the show, and casting is decided as part of the rehearsal process.
The group’s founder and director Donald Judge writes regularly for the group. Several of his pieces are set in Bollington and draw on the town’s unique character and history. Others are inspired by folk tales (and folk music), legends and true stories from Britain, Europe and further afield.
The emphasis is on teamwork and developing musical and theatrical skills in a relaxed, supportive environment. Children often surprise themselves with what they can achieve in a short rehearsal time, while a frequent comment from parents is that being a part of the group raises their child’s confidence.
Rehearsals for a new show begin early in September and January each year with free taster sessions for those interested, with performances in November / December and March / April. Please see the Events page for details of these or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
Please see the Events page for details of those taking place in the near future.