Mayflower Theatre To Celebrate 10 Years Of Summer Youth Projects With SYP 10: The Big Reunion – Preview
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10 years ago, Michael Ockwell joined Mayflower Theatre as the Chief Executive and he brought with him a passion for youth theatre and a goal to broaden the engagement of young people in the arts in Hampshire. The main participatory event to achieve this aim was a Summer Youth Project. A two-week project where 11–18-year-olds work with industry professionals to create a full-scale musical; the inaugural Summer Youth Project was Bugsy Malone in 2013 and saw 225 young people take part.
Due to the overwhelming success of Bugsy Malone, the summer youth project became an annual occurrence. Over the 10 years (including this year’s project HONK!) we have had over 1,250 participants. This year 144 participants will be taking part in HONK! which will mark 10 years of Summer Youth Project.
To celebrate Summer Youth Project reaching 10 years, Mayflower Theatre will be celebrating with SYP 10: The BIG Reunion.
SYP 10: The BIG Reunion will be a special performance of this years Summer Youth Project HONK!, where we will be inviting all alumni Summer Youth Project participants to come back on 12 August for the matinee performance. It will give all previous performers a chance to see old friends and experience the legacy that they helped create.
Michael has said “I am delighted that our Summer Youth Projects have been such a success and engaged so many young people in the theatre and more broadly the arts. We are very excited to have reached a decade of projects and look forward to welcoming many participants back for this very special event.”
We are calling all alumni participants who have taken part in any of the Summer Youth Projects to sign up on the JotForm here: https://form.jotform.com/231304655128047