The Customs House summer school is set for a rocking return to South Shields in 2021
Young stars will soon be able to go radio ga-ga for the Customs House Summer School, as the South Shields venue begins to return to hosting shows.
The Customs House ‘We Will Rock You [email protected]’ summer school is set to return this year, after seeing 2020's installment postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 70-minute-long West End show adaptation follows two young rebels as they look to restore rock ‘n’ roll to ‘the iPlanet’ in a post-apocalyptic world.
The production features a number of chart-topping Queen songs, including ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Will Rock You’, 'Somebody to Love’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.
“After a wait of over a year we are so excited to get started on this fantastic show,” director Gareth Hunter said of the project.
“This is going to be one of the first major musical projects that young performers will be able to take part in, and it promises to be a stunning and fun show, all we need to make it the best one yet is you.
“We Will Rock You [email protected] is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.
“If you’re aged between eight and 19, want to get up on stage and spend the summer holidays doing something fun and creative, then come and join us!”
The Customs House Summer School will run for three weeks, from Monday, July 26, to Sunday, August 15, for those who are cast in a principal role or as a principal dancer. Ensemble work will start on Monday, August 2.
Rehearsals will take place between 10am and 5pm each day and the production will conclude with five performances over the course of three days. The cost is £200 per person for principal roles and £150 per person for ensemble. Sibling discounts are available.
Applications forms can be downloaded from The Customs House website and should be returned with two passport-sized photographs to Kelly Anders at the organisation no later than Wednesday, May 12.
Auditions will take place on Sunday, May 23, at the Customs House from 10am. For more information, please email: [email protected]