Mon 29th July – Thurs 8th Aug 2024



Open to all performers aged 12 – 21 yrs


Our ten-day summer theatre intensive is a great opportunity for anyone aged 12-21yrs to work with a professional creative team inclusive of a director, musical director and choreographer. Open to those who love exploring musical theatre, are thinking of auditioning for drama school or are looking to gain experience on a production working at a professional standard. 

Participants will work closely as an ensemble, learning delightfully hilarious songs, fast-paced choreography and bringing the world of the musical to life. During the intensive, participants will work to rehearse and perform a fulll scale musical for two performances at New Bury Theatre in Hurstpierpoint.

Additional call outs to young creatives interested in:

* Playing in the production band

* Stage Management

* Costumes


Show Information

The Summer MT Intensive will work on the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors. 

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!


Key Information


The dates of the intensive are:

Mon 29th July – Thurs 8th Aug 2024 (day off Sun 4th Aug)



9.30am - 5pm (w/c 29 Jul Mon to Sat)

Venue: St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill



9.30am - 5pm (w/c 5th Aug)

9.30am -7pm Tues 6th Aug (Sitzprobe)

9.30am - 7pm Wed 7th Aug (Tech & Dress rehearsal)

9.30am - 10pm Thurs 8th Aug (Matinee & Evening performances)

Venue: New Bury Theatre, Hurstpierpoint


Company Day

We will be hosting a company day on Sunday 7th July from 10am -4pm where all participants will meet the creative team. This will serve as an introduction to the rehearsal process with an opportunity to start exploring key moments in the musical. We will also be looking at casting during this workshop to enable participants to start familiarising themselves with learning dialogue and lyrics ahead of starting rehearsals.



The course fee is £325

Early bird price (to be booked and paid for before Friday 28th June) is £300

Payment options: Paid in full OR two instalments.

Sibling discounts available at 15%

The fee includes all tuition, rehearsals and performances for the ten days. The fee does not include transport or meals. You may be asked to bring in basic items of costume that you already have at home.


To Apply

First round of applications closes June 28th

Click on the 'Application Form' at the top of the page. After completing a short form you will sent payment details which will confirm your booking. Following payment you will be sent an information pack and added to the Summer Intensive Company email list.


NT Connections 2024: Over and out!

“If you don’t shout, and scream, and make your mark, then how do you get heard?”

 In a world full of words, how can Dana survive when she can’t speak? Dana has selective mutism, but that doesn't stop her vivid imagination. Who we are is not just defined by the noise we make. Shout is a funny, moving play about anxiety, celebrating differences, and finding your voice. 

A play that wonders what exactly it takes to overcome anxiety and mental health issues as a young person.  

Written by: Alexis Zegerman & Performed by JK Acting Platform 

"Can I just say thank you for all your kindness and support. (The children) all have their own needs and 
all are treated as individuals and embraced. So a huge thank you to all of you who are 
so kind, creative and special people."

Parent, Summer Workshop 2021

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