Congratulations to Dramacube student Tom Stephens who recently won an award for Script Writing and Inspired Performance as part of the annual Rose Theatre Awards. He was presented by children’s author Jaqueline Wilson.

Tom joined Dramacube in July 2015 when he successfully auditioned for our production of Fame Jr. which was performed at Hampton Hill Theatre.  Tom was cast as student, Schlomo Metzenbaum, a central character in the show.  He joined an extremely talented cast who, guided by director Matthew Bunn, produced a truly brilliant show.  Tom went onto play the lead role of Edmund in the musical adaptation of The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe, also at Hampton Hill Theatre before being cast as the charismatic Oliver Warbucks in Annie JR. at Questors Theatre in Ealing.

“Tom is a very talented young performer and we’ve always been impressed with his versatility” says Dramacube Productions’ Artistic Director, Stephen Leslie.  Tom demonstrated this versatility again when he returned to Dramacube in August 2016 to take on the leading role of the despicable Mr. Wormwood in the musical adaptation of Matilda. “It comes as no surprise that Tom has won this award and we wish him every success with his on-going writing and performing”.

In the first of our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series we asked our Costume Designer Juanita Al-Dahhan how she was going to approach the costumes in our Christmas production of Elf The Musical Jr. She told us that one of the biggest challenges will be highlighting the difference between the real, North Pole Santa Claus and his North Pole elves and the New York department store Santa and his shop elves. She told us this will be created through texture and colour.

She said, “For the North-pole I will be using rich fabric like velvets, fake fur, authentic braids, and rich deep colours of red, green and white. Whereas the New York Santa will have less cheaper and less luxurious fabrics such as felts and shiny satins, they will also be very NY city-ish with lots of sparkle, bright vivid green and reds with even more glitter… And of course, silver and gold tinsel!!  So in summary it is ‘tacky and cheesy’ v’s ‘authentic and classy.’ Both will be a lot of fun to create and most definitely very festive!

We are delighted to announce that Dramacube student Zachary Dowlatshahi has landed the role of Matthew in the West End show, School of Rock which will be playing at the New London Theatre on Drury Lane from Monday 24th October 2016.

Dramacube Productions Artistic Director, Stephen Leslie said “We are absolutely delighted for Zachary. He is a fantastic actor-musician with a special talent and I’m sure this will be the start of a long and successful career for him. We work with so many talented students who go onto to work in the industry and it is lovely to see another success story”.

To book tickets for the show please visit the official School of Rock website.

On Saturday 17th September we held auditions for our forthcoming Christmas production of Elf the Musical JR which is to be staged at Hampton Hill Theatre this December.

Once again our creative team were hugely impressed at the wealth of talented young performers who attended the auditions and we are all very excited about getting started on what promises to be a fantastic Christmas show.

All successful auditionees have now been contacted and offered a place in the company. For those of you who didn’t quite make it this time please do come back and see us again in January when we’ll be holding more auditions for our next big show.

We look forward to working with you.

Congratulations to Erin Douglas and Tom Stephens who were nominated for this year’s Swan Awards. Both were nominated for their roles in our Christmas production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Erin played the White Witch and Tom played Edmund.

The awards ceremony took place at The Landmark Arts Centre on Sunday night and Tom and Erin were given a certificate for their nomination by the Mayor. They also met guest presenters Julian Glover and Isla Blair (pictured).

Well done Tom and Erin!

 

We are really looking forward to meeting everyone this weekend for our auditions of Elf the Musical Jr! Auditions are open to anyone aged 7-16yrs, however you must book your audition slot in advance. The auditions take place on Saturday 17th September from 10.30am – 1.00pm at the Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5QF and from 2.30pm – 5.00pm, Surbiton High School, 5 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston, Surrey, KT1 2JP. Please contact us to reserve your place by calling 020 8408 0245 or emailing contact@dramacube.co.uk.

If you want to see what it is like being part of Dramacube Productions, take a look at this production video which shows the cast of Annie Jr on the run up to the big show!

We are delighted to announce that company members Tom Stephens and Erin Douglas have been nominated for the Best Child Performer (aged 14 and under) Award for their roles as Edmund and the White Witch in our Christmas 2015 production of The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe at Hampton Hill Theatre.

There were many fantastic performances in our production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and we are thrilled that both Tom and Erin have been nominated. There are so many talented young performers in the Richmond borough so to be considered for this award is a tremendous achievement and a tribute to both Tom and Erin for all the hard work they put in.

The season 2015-16 marks the 30th anniversary of the Swan Awards and a very special event is being planned. Guest presenters will be the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr. David Linnette and actors Isla Blair and Julian Glover who were present at the first Swan Awards Gala in 1986.

The awards are announced on 18th September so watch this space!

Elf the Musical JR

We are now looking for talented young performers aged 7-16yrs to join the cast of Elf the Musical Jr.
We’ll be casting all principle and ensemble roles so if you are interested in joining the cast for this fantastic show contact us now and we’ll book you in for an audition. You’ll audition to join the acting company then specific roles will be cast on week two of our autumn term.

All of the team at Dramacube Productions are professional performers so we know how scary auditions can be but you really don’t need to worry. We run workshop auditions which are great fun and give you an opportunity to express yourself freely as we work on some songs, basic dance routines and scenes from well-known West End shows. You will work with 15-20 other like-minded performers aged 7-16yrs and throughout the audition, you’ll get to know everyone really well.

In addition, our workshop auditions are a great opportunity for you to learn a little more about our company. There will be lots of staff on hand to answer any questions you have and help you at the audition. There is no need to prepare anything as we’ll provide you with a good variety of songs and scenes to work with.

Even if you are unsuccessful on this occasion, it is free to audition for us so you can always try again later in the year. But who knows, you could end up playing the lead!

To find out more visit our Auditions page.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Annie Jr. cast Hampton Hill and Twickenham

Welcome to our new site!

Dramacube Productions provides students aged 7-16yrs with an opportunity to perform in professionally staged musical theatre shows at impressive theatres in and around London.

Formed in July 2015 with a debut production of Fame Jr. at Hampton Hill Theater, the company has gone on to perform at numerous theatres including Questors Theatre, Ealing, The Drama Theatre, Twickenham & Epsom Playhouse with productions of The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe, Annie Jr., High School Musical 2 and Matilda.

Our shows are carefully selected to ensure students experience a diverse range of musical theatre styles, maximizing the opportunity to enhance skills in acting, singing and dance. We work with leading licensing agents for musicals, to ensure the scripts our students work on are inspired by commercially successful shows but written specifically for young people.

To find out more about our next project please visit our Productions page.