On Stage Academy is Searching for The Railway Children

In August, Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre will stage a show with young performers, beginners included.  Leeds On Stage Academy, based at The Carriageworks Theatre in the City Centre, is looking for new performers for this entertaining – and rather different – opportunity.

Tony Peers, Scarborough’s famous producer of summer shows and pantomimes across the UK, has invited On Stage Academy after being impressed by their students at Family Fun Day three years ago.  This time, the Academy will perform a narrated musical version of The Railway Children on 27 August.  Leading up to that, they are offering a summer holiday workshop for young actors.

Academy Principal Liz Coggins explained that the production requires a much larger than usual cast and so budding actors aged between 5 and 16 willing to train are being welcomed into the fold.  This applies even if the holidays mean the young people have to miss a rehearsal or two, because the Academy will compensate for this to ensure everyone is confident.

Weekly rehearsals start on 18 July and continue to 22 August at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds.  These will include training in singing, acting and movement.  It’s a great opportunity, following in the footsteps of stars like Olly Murs and Little Mix.

So – if you know anyone aged 5 – 16 who would like to take part in the stage production contact:

On Stage Academy:  onstagetheatreartsacademy@gmail.com / 0113 262 8033


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