An original jungle adventure musical, a unique horror musical and a classic Shakespearian tragedy make up the John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy’s Summer Spectacular 2016.
It will be staged at Lynn Arts Centre on Sunday, with almost 100 local children taking part.
JGDATA is an award-winning drama school based in West Norfolk. It has two youth groups – the Shooting Stars aged 4 to 11 and the Mega Stars aged 12 to 17 – and the adult Supernovas section.
Sunday’s presentations open with a 3pm matinee with “Jungle Jones and The Temple of Boom!” by the Shooting Stars.
Stranded in the middle of a hot and dangerous jungle, a team of explorers, searching for hidden treasures, have to find a way out and back to civilization. Will they survive their long journey and reap their rewards or will the hidden dreaded Temple of Boom stop their escape? Only one way to find out . . . Join the Shooting Stars in their exciting musical adventure.
There is a double bill for the evening show starting at 7pm with “Spectacle de Curiosite” by the Mega Stars. The travelling circus has arrived in town, but this is no ordinary show? In every town, at every venue, not all is as it seems and the band of travelling misfits is being closely investigated. Why do people go missing after seeing this show, will anyone discover the dark and hideous secret they carry with them on their travelling journey. Will you make it through to the other side? There’s only one way to find out.
Bringing the curtain down, the Supernovas will present Macbeth, first performed in 1606 and one of Shakespeare’s well known tragedies.
“This version, although it has been abridged, is still performed using the traditional script and holds all the majesty of its longer original.
This is the first time the Supernovas have performed a Shakespearian play and using the Guildhall in Lynn is very fitting, especially as it’s said that the Bard himself once performed on the very same stage.
John Giller, the director and founder of the Academy, said: “This year we are very excited as our Summer Spectacular showcasing the talents of almost a hundred local children and young actors is part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.”
For further information visit the Festival’s website http://www.ynaf.org.uk or to find out more about the drama academy visit www.jgdata.co.uk
Tickets for the matinee or the evening show at £8.50 adults and £6.50 children are available from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk