Frequently Asked Questions
All applicants who have submitted a form will be invited to audition. The auditions will be held on Sunday 3 March 2019 at the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN. Completed forms should be returned to the Theatre – the address is Nyree Kingsbury, Project Co-Ordinator, SYP 2019, Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square SN1 1QN or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please don’t forget to attach a recent photo to your application form. All forms should be returned by Friday 22 February 2019.
Callbacks for Principal roles will be announced on the day. There is no charge for the audition, and no previous experience is necessary. If you/your child are/is chosen as a Principal for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang there will be some rehearsals prior to Project that you/they will need to attend – these will be scheduled in the week prior to the start of SYP. These dates will be confirmed nearer the time.
You must be 9 - 21 (or 16 - 26 for technical participants) on or before 11 August 2019 to be eligible for this Project. There can be no exceptions made on the age restrictions.
AUDITIONS and TECHNICAL INTERVIEWS
The audition/interview date is Sunday 3 March 2019. Please note, the auditions are being held at the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN. Please wear comfortable clothes that you can dance in, and bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Please note, there can be quite a bit of waiting around as we try to see everyone. A finishing time is hard to predict so please bring a mobile phone or a contact number so you can call home when you have finished.
The actual format of the audition day will be posted on the Theatre website nearer the time but we plan to give everyone a chance to sing or dance by the end of the afternoon. After this time we will only ask you to stay on if we would like to see you again for a callback for a Principal role. Final selections will be made as soon as possible by the Production team. Please note, even if you are not successful for a Principal role it does not mean you do not have a place in the Summer Youth Project. You will be notified by the beginning of June whether you have been successful or not. Please note: Only people auditioning will be allowed into the auditorium.
Technical interviews will also take place on 3 March 2019 – you will be contacted by the SYP Technical Coordinator David Jell to arrange a specific time for you to come in. Please note, the age for Technical participants is 16 and above. You will have an informal chat with a member of our technical team. If selected you could be involved in various aspects of putting the show together, including lighting, sound, set, props, follow spots, wardrobe, etc. The fee for the Technical participants is the same as for onstage participants. Please send completed TECHNICAL FORMS ONLY to Dave@wyverntheatre.org.uk.
The decisions of the Production Team on the day are final and unfortunately we cannot enter into further discussion or correspondence about them.
PROJECT DATES, TIMES & OTHER INFORMATION
Project runs from Sun 11 August – Sat 24 August 2019. You must be available for all these days. Because of the short production and rehearsal time you have to be fully committed to the show for the whole period. All auditionees will be informed by the beginning of May whether they have been successful or not; to confirm your place a £10 deposit will be required which must be returned by the beginning of May (NB. The deposit is non-refundable). The fee for SYP will be £170 which includes a Project T-shirt, all the tuition, rehearsals and performances for the 2 weeks – the deposit will be deducted from the fee total. All payments must be returned to the Theatre by FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019. Please note, once paid and Project has started, the fees are non-refundable.
The Wyvern Foundation is a charity that has been set up to advance the education and training of children and young people in Swindon and the surrounding areas by their participation and involvement with all aspects of the performing arts. The Foundation supports the Summer Youth Project by providing bursaries (50% of the fee). If you feel you could benefit from receiving help from the Foundation, you can apply for funding when the place has been confirmed.
We are always looking for licensed Chaperones or those with a DBS certificate that would like to become a chaperone, to help with the Summer Youth Project. If you are interested please contact Nyree as soon as possible (see contact details below).
These usually start at 10am and continue all day with a break for lunch, and a dinner break when evening rehearsals are required. Towards the end of the Project finishing times of later than10pm are to be expected.
The performances will take place from Thursday 22 August – Saturday 24 August 2019. Tickets are on sale now.
For any further general questions please contact Nyree Kingsbury on 01793 509039 or via email on Nyree@wyverntheatre.org.uk
For details regarding technical aspects of the Summer Youth Project, please contact Dave Jell via email on Dave@wyverntheatre.org.uk
The Summer Youth Project is managed by the Wyvern Theatre on behalf of the HQ Theatres Trust. Charity No. 1145989.
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