Summer school in stage skills

Getting into character ... Kei Bailey and children during a previous project.
Getting into character ... Kei Bailey and children during a previous project.

Young people are invited to explore acting, movement, and storytelling at a series of creative workshops near Sleaford this summer.

The sessions are being held by Bailey and Burns Theatre, a company formed by Heckington Players’ resident pantomime writer and youth theatre director Kei Bailey and his choreographer colleague Gil Burns.

Billed as fun and dynamic, they are open to young people aged between eight-14.

Kei said: “This week-long opportunity will include drama and dance sessions aimed at developing performance skills, leading towards a short performance for family and friends to enjoy. Through games and improvisation, participants will learn to express themselves and enhance their imagination, coordination and confidence.”

Kei has been an active member of Heckington Players for many years (with writing credits on eight pantomimes). Kei met Gil Burns in 2003 and since then they have directed and choreographed many productions together.

Sessions will run from Monday-Thursday, August 1-4, 10am-5pm, at Heckington Pavilion, and from 11am-7pm on Friday, August 5, at Heckington Village Hall.

The total cost for the project is £100. To book a place, call Kei on 07813 113230.