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Introducing our new masterclasses

Introducing our new masterclasses

We are very happy to introduce our new series of masterclasses! They will take place every half term during normal workshop times and will be delivered by professionals in the field, taking a look at different aspects of theatre and performing arts. Better yet, they are open to all! O…

New faces at Flying High!

New faces at Flying High!

You might have noticed a few new faces at Flying High this year. We've had lots of lovely new staff members join us and we're going to introduce you to all of them. First up it's Jonathan and Tam: Tam Roberts brings an international element to Flying High. From South Africa, she…

Playhouse performance success for Senior Youth Theatre groups

Playhouse performance success for Senior Youth Theatre groups

Our Senior Youth Theatre members took to the Nottingham Playhouse stage on Tuesday when they performed as part of Youth Fest 2018. We received great feedback from audience members and parents alike, who said it was a special moment to see their loved ones performing on the stage where they hav…

Sue Drew in Lace Market Theatre production

Sue Drew in Lace Market Theatre production

Sue Drew, advisory board member and former Flying High tutor, is performing at the Lace Market Theatre this week. Her role in 'The Bourgeois Gentleman' by Moliere sees her don a beard and win big laughs along the way. The comedy is on until Saturday 5 May and tickets can be bought her…

Tash Bird kicks off tour of the USA

Tash Bird kicks off tour of the USA

Our tutor Tash Bird is following her tour of New Zealand by taking her music on tour around the USA. Her tour will take her to Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. Keep up with everything Tash is doing on her Facebook page, as well as her website ri…

New sessions start with a bang!

New sessions start with a bang!

Our two new sessions, Positive Moves and LAMDA, started last month and we welcomed new members to these groups. Positive Moves Positive Moves is our new Youth Dance group primarily for young people with additional needs on Tuesdays from 5.00 - 6.00. We have had 15 lovely young people tryin…

Our tutors are out there performing!

Our tutors are out there performing!

We are so proud that at Flying High we can offer teaching and guidance from talented people who are out there, performing in the real world at the same time as passing on their knowledge to our members. And it seems that at the moment there has been a rush of our teachers, directors and board membe…

Rachel Bird and Aaron Belcher in new musical

Rachel Bird and Aaron Belcher in new musical

Two more of the Flying High team are performing professionally next month in Grace at Derby's Guildhall Theatre. Workshop leader Rachel Bird and former member and teacher Aaron Belcher will both be performing in Grace - The Lighthouse Girl from 27 - 30 June. The new musical features a 12 pie…

Jack Quarton in rep theatre in Chester

Jack Quarton in rep theatre in Chester

Jack is about to start rehearsals for rep theatre very soon, meaning he will perform three shows almost simultaneously. He will be using his actor musicianship skills in in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Swallows & Amazons during his time at Storyhouse in Chester. Repertory the…

Jen Manderson in Spiltmilk Dance tour

Jen Manderson in Spiltmilk Dance tour

Jen Manderson, one of our directors, is out on tour with Spiltmilk Dance across the UK! They are performing The Little Love Cabaret and the show comes to the East Midlands in May. WATCH TRAILER: The Little Love Cabaret by @SpiltmilkDance Tickets on sale now for #Mirfield Thu 26 April and #Birstal…

Free LAMDA taster workshop coming up!

Free LAMDA taster workshop coming up!

Anybody who thinks our new LAMDA workshops may be for them can come to a free taster workshop to try the new course out, but should be aware that the sessions has changed date. The session will now take place on Wednesday 25 April from 6pm - 9pm. To book your place, head to the LAMDA Exa…

Free Positive Moves taster session on Tuesday

Free Positive Moves taster session on Tuesday

Anybody who would like to try out our new youth dance group Positive Moves can come along to a free taster session, which has now been moved to April. The session will now take place on Tuesday 17 April. Find out more about the group here, which is inclusive and open to young people…

Gallery: The Ceasefire Babies at Derby Theatre

Gallery: The Ceasefire Babies at Derby Theatre

The Ceasefire Babies was performed at Derby Theatre on Saturday 14 April to close the regional stage's section of the Connections festival. Our Young Company did everybody proud after a long day of technical and dress rehearsals which started at 9am. The group then performed alongside s…

Mansfield Drama Festival success

Mansfield Drama Festival success

No fewer than seven groups and around 100 of our members performed at the Mansfield Drama Festival last month. They had great success while they were there too! The performances at this festival are judged by a panel, who dished out five distinctions and two honours to our groups. Honours aren…

We head to Youth Fest at the Nottingham Playhouse

We head to Youth Fest at the Nottingham Playhouse

On Tuesday 1 May this year we will be performing at the Nottingham Playhouse as part of Youth Fest 2018. Nottingham Playhouse said it is "an evening celebration for local youth theatres from around Nottinghamshire. A great platform to share their work and meet like-minded people." …