JOIN OUR AWARD-WINNING YOUTH THEATRE GROUP IN CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A world of pure imagination!
We are looking for performers aged 13-18 years to join our award-winning Youth Theatre Group in their Spring Term production of the delicious Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
Dramacube are an experienced, inclusive musical theatre youth production company offering children the opportunity to perform popular West End musical titles on stage at purpose built theatres.
From the very first workshop auditions, throughout the rehearsal process with our team of Artistic Directors and Choreographers, to the final full scale productions, we will teach, inspire and encourage your young performers to shine on stage.
We believe in building confidence through the performing arts. Whatever their singing, dancing or acting experience children are welcomed into our casts and offered a part in the final show*.
Spring Term starts in Twickenham from Friday 12th Jan 2024 with production week and final, full scale performances at Hampton Hill Theatre on 23rd March.
Sign up for a place or join us for a taster on this truly scrumptious musical.
“It’s not just a club, mum – it’s a community” Grace
- Costumes, scripts, full staging and production are all included in our high quality, officially licensed shows.
- A supportive audition process and a guaranteed part in the cast.
- An inclusive and inspiring environment where children feel safe, supported and can express themselves freely.
- Over 30+ hours of teaching from professional Choreographers and Artistic Directors
- Full sound, lighting, costume and set from theatre industry technical and design teams.
- Final performances held in established theatres.
- Show advertising ensures the buzz of performing to a full house of friends, family and the community.
- Local theatre critics and talent agencies regularly attend our shows.
- Professional memorabilia programmes available to buy.
- Over 10 years of award-winning productions.
- Families return term after term and wouldn’t choose any other youth theatre company.
- Our casts regularly attract children from Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton Hill, Whitton, Sunbury and surrounding Richmond upon Thames areas.
“What have you done to my son? Our shy, quiet introverted boy comes out head held high, full of joy, energy and confidence” Amy
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including “Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Oompa Loompa Song,” and “Pure Imagination.”
The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory…but only to a lucky few. Young Charlie Bucket and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a crowd-pleasing, outrageous ensemble musical with plenty of delicious roles.
Rehearsals & Casting
Weekly rehearsals for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory are led by our professional Musical Theatre team in Hampton Hill and Twickenham.
Whilst rehearsing songs, scenes and routines, children will also learn about stage direction, characterisation and the importance of supporting ensemble. If your child enjoys acting, singing and dancing, they will love it!
Weeks 1-2: Workshops & Auditions
Our Musical Theatre team will help young performers explore and learn the story, characters, songs and routines in 2 weeks of workshop auditions. Young performers are asked to list the three parts they’d like to audition for and one part they definitely don’t want to play.
Week 3: Casting Announced
The Director will aim to cast every child in a role they’d like to play and that stretches their development. Everyone will have lines, songs and routines to learn for the show. We start rehearsals with our BIG opening number so the whole cast are involved and working together.
Week 3 to showtime! The cast will come together for 2.5 hours per week, 2 or 3 additional 4-hour weekend rehearsals and a full tech & dress rehearsal (on stage) culminating in 2 full scale performances at Hampton Hill Theatre.
Cast sizes are vary depending on the number of roles available and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis so don’t miss out – enrol today! (see full terms & conditions).
For further details about the show and casting please visit the MTI show page for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
Any questions about our casting process or joining us please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Youth Theatre – Where & When
Spring term starts from Friday 12th January 2024 at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
Production week and performances of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory will be at Hampton Hill Theatre on Saturday 23rd March 2024.
Please see full dates, locations and term time fees below.
Youth Theatre - Twickenham Purple Cast (Fri)
Cast Name: Youth Theatre – Twickenham Purple Cast
Age: 13-18 Years
Rehearsals: St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
Time: 4.45pm – 7.15pm
Dates: Friday 12th January 2024 to Friday 15th March 2024 (Excluding Half Term 16th Feb)
Saturday Rehearsals: Saturday 2nd, 9th & 16th March 2024.
Production Week: Friday 2nd & Saturday 23rd March 2024 Hampton Hill Theatre
Project Fee: £330 per child (10% sibling discount applicable on second child’s fee)
Fancy A Taster?
Our 2 week taster sessions are a great way to meet the team and enjoy singing, dancing and acting with the other members of our Youth Theatre Group.
To get the full Dramacube experience, sessions are two sequential weeks at the start of term.
Any young performer joining us after week 3 will be offered an ensemble part.
Come see the show!
There is nothing quite like the experience performing on stage with full sound, lighting and staging to live audiences.
Please come and support our talented young actors when they perform at the wonderful Hampton Hill Theatre in March.
Tickets to our Spring Term productions of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory go on sale Friday 2nd February.
Calling all revolting children aged 8-12 years!
Not quite old enough for our Youth Theatre? Don’t worry, you can still take part in one of our musical theatre productions! Come join the cast of Matilda JR in Hampton Hill, Esher, Twickenham or Walton on Thames.
Term starts from w/c 8th January and final performances will be held at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames and Hampton Hill Theatre in March 2023. Join us here.