Learn to direct amdram – the West End way!

In musical theatre, the director and the choreographer share the crucial task of envisioning how the audience will engage with the story – and then leading the cast and crew to create that vision.

Both director and choreographer have quintessential roles. That's why, for our next Theatrical Workshop supported by amdram.co.uk, we've invited someone experienced in both roles straight from London's West End: Mamma Mia's Helen Siveter!

Budding directors and/or choreographers are invited to join us on Saturday 1st February at the ADC Theatre from 10:00 until 16:00.

Helen has performed in some of the West End's most popular shows – including Mamma Mia, Matilda, and Fame – often in the position of Dance Captain. She's also toured with these and other favourites, such as Little Shop of Horrors and CHICAGO. Her choreography credits include limited West End runs of RENT, Legally Blonde, and several London pantomimes.

Currently, Helen is associate director for the new musical production of High Fidelity at London's Turbine Theatre – but she'll be taking some time out at the start of February to help Cambridge director and choreographer wannabes. Participants will glean insights on breaking down scenes and songs, discovering their intentions, and considering how to bring them to life.

All 20 participants will get to ask questions and workshop the techniques. It promises to be an essential day for all aspiring directors and/or choreographers for Cambridge's community theatre. Helen says...

"I would love everyone to attend with an open heart and mind. A key element of directing for musical theatre is not to take yourself too seriously – so it should be a fun day!"

Because of the limited number, though, booking is essential. And, thanks to amdram.co.uk, the cost is only £5 for the entire day... including lunch!

Plus, as well as the workshop, you'll get to meet reps from many Cambridge amdram groups, who'll each pitch their next show(s) for you – giving you the chance to choose one in which to make your directorial and/or choreographic debut!

Also joining us will be reps from The Penguin Club – Cambridge's specialist society of amdram technicians, which supports virtually all the city's amdram productions. The Penguins will offer you all the support you need to continue your journey as a director and/or choreographer – including a fantastic community spirit.

Oh – and did we mention lunch would be provided?

To book your place – for only £5 – click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

NB: Minimum age, 17