A West Cumbrian theatre school is to do an online summer school this year.

Razzamataz West Cumbria has announced that the schools will take place electronically from August 10 to 14 and August 17 to 21.

Principal Matty Aitchison-Rayson said: “We have had so many testimonials from parents thanking us for continuing to provide classes, which has helped create a structure for family life. We have proved that through our small, interactive classes, we can keep the students having fun and maintain a high standard of performing arts training.”

Summer school students between the ages of four to 18 will be split into small age appropriate groups to work on either a musical theatre or commercial piece. They will create a short presentation which will be performed at the end of the course.

He added: "With more and more casting agents looking for performers to create ‘self-tape auditions’ this is a great way of understanding and preparing for the changes in the industry."

Students will also get to participate in some of the backstage aspects of theatre and the arts including prop making and set and costume design, all created with everyday objects that can be found in the home.

Matty added: “Although Covid-19 has changed the way we do things, it doesn’t have to stop us from being creative and engaging young people in a new and exciting way. We know that parents are also exhausted and although everyone’s situation is unique, many are still reaching out to find activities for their children."

To find out more contact Matty on 01946 848148 / 07940 957894 or email westcumbria@razzamataz.co.uk or visit www.westcumbria.razzamataz.co.uk