Normally two sessions per week
Students may be called for extra rehearsals nearer the time of the show
with Rhona Mitchell
The Performance Class does character work, text work, improvisation, singing and movement. This class works towards main performances for Garioch Theatre Festival and Aberdeen International Youth Festival. This group requires a high level of commitment, in terms of line-learning and attendance at class.
Entry is by audition and interview for each production - do not audition for this class without the commitment required!
The students involved in the cast and backstage benefit enormously from the experience. They learn to work well within a team, and learn a discipline unique to stage work and practice. Rhona has worked with Youth Groups and Amateur Societies for over 30 years. Our shows are popular with the general public and are well supported by the local community.
Many past pupils of the School, particularly when it was Glasgow based, have gone onto have careers in the dramatic arts with appearances in West End shows such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story as well as production and acting roles in film, theatre and television.
The School has performed in Inverurie Town Hall, The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, Aberdeen Arts Centre, Woodend Barn, Stewart’s Hall Huntly, in the specially created studio theatre for the Garioch Theatre Festival in the Wyness Hall and also in some unlikely spaces - Haddo House Park for Kaleidoscope Festival, Aden Country Park, Inverurie Town Square, Mitchell’s Dairy, and in St Andrew’s, St Mary’s and the West Churches in Inverurie. The emphasis is on giving students the chance to take part in many different types and styles of theatre. They have had the chance to act in freshly commissioned works, 'An Evening of Senility', 'Outcast', 'The Eagle Has Flown'; several Shakespeare plays, and pieces devised by the students themselves such as ‘Lottie’ and 'Our Scotland'.