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The next opportunity to get involved will be our 2024 Summer Tour, please join our mailing list to be kept updated.


COMMUNITY CAST - be part of the show:

This is an exciting (and free!) opportunity for aspiring actors or those who simply love to perform to be in a professional production:

The Community Ensembles will take part in workshops/rehearsals, led by cast members.

You will take part in workshops/rehearsals, learning:

Short sections of the show, songs, a dance routine…you may even get some lines!

Then you will perform alongside the professional actors in the productions at your local venue.

The opportunity is open to anyone aged 11+

If you would like to be part of the Community Cast for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING summer 2024, please sign up via link below.

Community Cast will be featured throughout the show 

We use a team of Volunteer Ushers at all our shows. 

Ushers will help during arrival & departure of the audience & the interval, at our performances in local parks.

The team will meet the cast, get a behind the scene glimpse at a professional show & enjoy the show for free.

The role is completely flexible - you choose the dates you would like to volunteer & the venue which suits you. Travel expenses will be covered if required.

Feedback from Participants

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“Massive thank you for letting me and Bash (her baby) be a part of your production. This opportunity came at such an amazing when I’m trying to redefine who I am post baby, so to make a come back and build my confidence meant the world! Being involved in your play gave me a glimpse of who I used to be and I loved it.

I’d love to be involved next year.”

“Thank you for having me as part of the chorus ensemble. It was a real privilege to watch and be a part of the show. It was truly brilliant! I look forward to potentially working with you and maybe the cast again in the future.”

Legacy from Apprentice Scheme

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Matt Kasham

Apprentice Actor 2021

Final recalls at multiple drama schools

Foundation course offer Rose Bruford 

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Frank Alemitu Bertoletti

Apprentice Actor 2022


Signed with Nina Lee Management

Now working professionally

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Caitlin Stevenson

Apprentice Actor 2023


Now studying BA Acting at LAMDA

If you are interested in getting involved, or would like to discuss other ways we can work together, please get in touch:



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