Performance arts charity, Take Part, are encouraging children to join their production of the musical Oliver.
Whether they’re interested in singing, acting or backstage, children of all abilities can gain experience of putting on a show.
The live performance is going to take place at Glossopdale Theatre on December 18th.
Head of Take Part Glossop, Leanne Chance, added: “We’re completely inclusive and give the children a sense of belonging, community and responsibility.
“We want to build their confidence and help them grow as individuals. There’s been so much isolation, so the production is really about rebuilding and connecting to people.
“It’s also a chance to celebrate who is in our community. We can really adapt our performance to include everybody. We’ve already changed the choreography to suit one of our students in a wheelchair.”
Take Part has three sites across New Mills, Glossop and Marple. The Marple branch opened on September 11 this year and the Glossop branch in September of 2019.
Leanne said: “In Glossop, this is our first year out of lockdown. We had a summer show, but it was restricted, and the audience was limited. We’re still putting people’s safety first, but there’s definitely more freedom for our winter show.”
Theatre classes at Take Part are separated by age, find the sessions listed below.
Tots – children aged between 3 and 4
Stage 1 – children from reception to year 2
Stage 2 – children from year 3 to 6
Stage 3 – children aged year 7 and up
Find out more or be a part of the production at https://wearetakepart.com/ or book tickets for Oliver Jr at https://wearetakepart.com/events/oliver-jr-glossop/