MONDAY 21 AUG, 1:00PM - SATURDAY 26 AUG, 3:00PM
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Director: Anthony Underwood
Musical Director: Barnaby Southgate
Choreographer: Tali Foxworthy-Bowers
Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen about a toy tin soldier, our version is a modern retelling set in a city on the brink of collapse. The protagonist is a deaf soldier, separated from his love, who is the ballerina from the original. It’s a story about what it means to be heroic, with a contemporary musical-theatre score.
Whilst all of our camps are inclusive, we specifically want to welcome participants with additional support requirements and/or disabilities into this summer camp, as it will explore these lived experiences and will bring young people together to explore the material and how to tell the story through non-verbal languages.
What are BYMT Camps?
BYMT Camps are one week activity holidays providing intensive, creative training in musical theatre for anyone aged 11-17. They are designed for young people looking to explore their potential and develop their acting, singing, movement, writing and instrumental playing abilities. They also offer a Grade 6 Certificate in Musical Theatre accredited by Trinity College London. You'll work with top theatre professionals and create a brand new show in just a week on these exciting residential projects. Summer Camps do not require an audition - so get booking as it's first come, first served!
"Oyiye came back from Summer Camp a totally changed person - more resilient, more grown up, more self-confident. The following year he auditioned for BYMT productions and was succesful. His journey has been truly amazing for us all. And he has the Certificates to prove it!" Carmel Beirne-Francis, Head of Drama, Newman Catholic College, London.
What happens on a Music Theatre Summer Camp? You will -
- Create and perform a brand new musical based around a theme or concept facilitated by a professional theatre director
- Develop skills in drama, acting, singing, movement, lyric writing and instrumental playing
- Work with a professional artistic team - we only employ experienced working theatre professionals to deliver these courses
- Boost your confidence, self-esteem and teamwork - social skills you'll use everyday and forever
- Gain a Grade 6 certificate in Musical Theatre in Production - Trinity College examiners attend every performance to assess the groups achievements
- Contribute to Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award - build our Easter Camps into your other award schemes to build your portfolio
- Make friends with like-minded people from different backgrounds - and stay in touch for years into the future
- Stay away from home in university or boarding school - we provide plenty of food and 24-hour pastoral care!
What participants say
- “It gave me the confidence to believe in myself and my abilities” Annabel, 12, Kent
- "I don't know if anything will ever be as amazing as my time with BYMT! Thank you to everyone - cast, crew and chaperones" Kane, 12, Plymouth
- "BYMT produces friends from different backgrounds and cultures. It bridges gaps between people who might never cross paths" Felix, 16, Birmingham
Venue: Roehampton University
Address: Roehampton Ln, London SW15 5PH
Set on London's most beautiful campus, the University of Roehampton offers a high-quality student experience with outstanding staff and facilities.
BYMT courses are heavily subsidised by Arts Council England as well as various other brilliant funders, and as a not-for-profit organisation the course fees help us to cover our costs. The course fee covers full board accommodation, the highest quality tuition, and 24-hour pastoral care.
There are two ways you can pay your course fee: (1) In full OR (2) A deposit with three subsequent instalments.
Domestic students - £725 (deposit: £275), domestic is classified as British/Irish taxpayers.
Overseas students - £825 (deposit: £375), overseas is classified as non-British/Irish taxpayers, living outside UK or Ireland.
How to book?
Book Online: Directly through this page!
Book by Phone: If you would like to book your camp with one of the BYMT team, please call us on: 020 8563 7725
Check out our BYMT Camps FAQ here.