We kicked off our first term of OB1 Theatre School with some awesome opportunities for our students. We put on three incredible West End Workshops led by our three wonderful patrons - Kieran Brown, Katie Paine, and Lottie Henshall! 🎬 🎹
To start, we we explored the songs and dances from Mamma Mia, led by Lottie Henshall who played Lisa/1st Cover Sophie in the UK and International Tour of the production. Plus, the kids were treated to a Q&A featuring Lottie's back-stage-know-how! It was AWESOME! The kids certainly had the time of their lives! 💃🕺
Our next workshop lead by Kieran Brown, and it was Wicked!Kieran played a variety of roles in the musical, ranging from Elphaba's Father, to Dr. Dillamond, to the Wizard himself! Using his expertise, Kieran took the kids to the Emerald City to create a trailer for the musical, before breaking into song and dance for the opening number. 💚🧙♀️
Katie KILLER QUEEN Paine took us to cyberspace next and gave us the tools to rock out to the music from We Will Rock You. Katie talked to the kids about her experiences on stage (including some very funny mishaps), before teaching the awesome guitar dance to the title song, as well as exploring the vocals and acting intentions throughout. 🤘🎸 I don't know about you, but we're still buzzing! 🤩
We're certainly committed to building our West End / professional contacts, and are eager to find more like-minded workshop leaders to give our students their insights, experiences, and expertise of the industry - whilst having LOADS of fun of course! Please get in touch if you'd like to be a part of the OB1 Theatre Co. family!