Rehearsals are in full swing for the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre’s upcoming musical production.
The school, which challenges actors aged from 14-21 to stage a full production after just two weeks of rehearsals, will perform Evita at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds next week.
This year’s show has been an even bigger task for those involved because it is an ‘ensemble production’ so there are just 17 actors playing all of the parts.
Production manager Daphne Dyer: “It gets them completely involved in the production. At rehearsal, there’s no time when they’re sitting around. They work all the time and are gaining a much wider experience than if they did a tiny part.”
She added: “It’s shaping up well because it’s very much a story that’s sung and, in fact, they’ve taken a lot on, but within the first few days they were scripts down and singing – I think when they’ve got parts that are music it seems to be much easier for them to learn their lines.”
Rehearsals have taken place in Conservatoire EAST at West Suffolk College but anyone wanting a sneak preview will be able to hear the cast in action outside The Apex in Charter Square tomorrow.
Evita will run from July 27-30 at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on July 30 for the reduced price of £8.50.