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Tickets for Connections Bonington show on sale!

Tickets for Connections Bonington show on sale!

Our Young Company will perform their big Connections show at the Bonington Theatre in Arnold this Saturday 16 March! Flying High Young Company's performance of Chaos by Laura Lomas, who comes from nearby Derby, will round off the evening. Tickets for the event can be bought here fo…

Free LAMDA taster session coming  up

Free LAMDA taster session coming up

We will be having a free taster LAMDA workshop next month for anyone else interested in joining the group (ages 11 +)! This will take place on Wednesday 3 April from 6.30 - 8.00 at Pond Hills Lane Community Centre. The group gives the opportunity for young people from Year 5 and a…

Mansfield Drama Festival 2019 details revealed

Mansfield Drama Festival 2019 details revealed

This year's Mansfield Drama Festival will take place on the morning of Sunday 31 March at the Create Theatre in Mansfield. It will begin at 9.30am with the Junior Youth Theatre, Junior Drama 2 groups and the Intermediate Musical Theatre. At around 11.10am the Intermediate…

Toolbox group to perform at Lakeside

Toolbox group to perform at Lakeside

Our Toolbox-tackling group members are set to perform at Lakeside Arts Theatre early this month! Our Saturday morning Senior Youth Theatre group has been working on the Toolbox project organised by Nonsuch and Lakeside Arts Theatre as part of the Young Creative Awards Pro…

Onwards and upwards for our Jumping Beans

Onwards and upwards for our Jumping Beans

Our pre-school expressive arts workshop group, Jumping Beans, has bounced onwards and upwards! The group is going from strength to strength with nine brilliant and energetic young members joining us regularly now, although we still have space for a few more! These budding performers have be…

Members take on LAMDA exams

Members take on LAMDA exams

Our LAMDA Acting Workshop group members will be taking on their Grade 5 exams on Sunday 17 March! The ten group members will be tackling a mix of monologues and duologues from a range of published plays to show the skills they have gained during the course so far. They will be perf…

What are they up to?

What are they up to?

There have been quite a few stories of our tutors, directors and former members doing brilliant things recently, so let's have a round up of them here! You can read snippets from each story below, or click on the names to find out the full information! Jack Quarton-Manuel returns to Not…

Alice by Heart opening in New York

Alice by Heart opening in New York

Alice by Heart, the Connections show we performed at London's National Theatre in 2012, is set to open in New York on Tuesday 26 February. The musical, from Spring Awakening writers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, is an adaptation of the traditional Lewis Carroll tale set in London during Worl…

Jack Quarton-Manuel returns to Nottingham Playhouse

Jack Quarton-Manuel returns to Nottingham Playhouse

Jack Quarton-Manuel, a director of Flying High and a guest workshop leader, is reprising his role in Nottingham Playhouse's Wonderland this month! Running from Friday 8 February until Saturday 23 February, the stint will give another chance for everybody to see the show which was su…

Rachel Bird to tour the fjords

Rachel Bird to tour the fjords

Our tutor Rachel Bird will be heading on a cruise ship tour this year which will take her all around Northern Europe. Rachel will be singing lead vocals on the stunning journey which takes her and passengers round the Baltic and through the Norwegian fjords. A Norwegian fjord in Geiranger…

Summer Project revealed!

Summer Project revealed!

This year we will once again be hosting a Summer Project with four days full of expressive arts for members to join during their school holidays. 2019's Summer Project will run from Tuesday 27 August to Friday 30th August, when we will end with a big performance for family and friends at the …

Tash Bird launches February tour with Notts TV appearance

Tash Bird launches February tour with Notts TV appearance

Tash Bird is going on tour around the UK this month! The gigs will see our tutor playing her new single 'Reminded' to audiences. Shows will take place in London, Leeds and Ayton, but the tour kicks off with a home town show at Nottingham's Acoustic Rooms. Tash said: "I&rsq…

Aaron Belcher gives accessible drama to his community

Aaron Belcher gives accessible drama to his community

Our former tutor Aaron Belcher has been busy in Nottingham in recent weeks, setting up his own drama club and helping the writer of Silent Witness out on his latest project! Aaron, who joined Flying High as a member when he could not take drama at his school in Sneinton, went on to teach with us …

Former member's theatre company launches

Former member's theatre company launches

Former member Matthew Collins (left) saw his new theatre company get started with a hugely popular launch night in Hull this January. Matt joined us at the age of 18 and spent two years performing and working with Flying High before going to study drama at the University of Hull. He has now…

Chaos for Young Company in Connections 2019

Chaos for Young Company in Connections 2019

Our 2019 Connections play, Chaos by Laura Lomas, will be performed at Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday 27 April by our Young Company. We will also perform it at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday 16 March, where we will be host to West Bridgford's Unlimited Theatre performi…