Ages 7-11 Drama Summer School 2022

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Directed by: Mike Friend
Monday 1st - Saturday 6th August 2022
Monday to Saturday, 10am-1pm. Saturday performance, 7pm
Price: FREE

PLEASE NOTE: This course is for children who receive free school meals



Do you want the opportunity to create and perform in a theatre, make new friends and have lots of fun this summer?

East Riding Theatre’s Summer Schools are back and this year there is something for everyone!

The course is for children receiving free school meals and is fully funded by the Department for Education and East Riding Council. This is a unique opportunity to take part in creating an original piece of theatre and performing it on a professional stage. 

This year’s Summer Lift Off will be led by director Mike Friend who has worked in performing arts education all his life. He was the founder and director of Performing Arts at Hurtwood House for 14 years, has directed national productions for Stagecoach and most recently founded Lyttelton Arts Factory in New Zealand. Mike has established an education programme that currently has over 140 students in music, theatre and dance. Mike has also had a long relationship with ERT and directed Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and Sparrow.


“Working with Mike on the summer schools was an inspiring and exciting experience that massively boosted my confidence on and off stage.”

Evie Guttridge

“Working with Mike was a great opportunity, he treated you with respect and allowed you the freedom to experiment as an actor, whilst harnessing your potential”

Oliver Cooper

Working with Mike was an absolute pleasure. He has a way of working that really pushes you to explore your capabilities as a performer whilst learning a great deal of new skills. Mikes vision is fantastic and I can’t wait to see what he will do next!”

Rebecca Gutherless


Schedule for this week:

Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 1.00pm (including a morning break)

Performance (30 minutes) – Saturday, 7pm (Children to arrive at 6.30pm)


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