Play in a Week: Revolting Rhymes!

Tuesday 6th August  – Friday 9th August 2024

Age 6 -14?

Are you a fan of acting, dancing, and performing? 

Ever wondered what it’s like to make a play, on stage or behind-the-scenes?

Then come join us as we create our very own play-in-a-week, based on the Roald Dahl classic, Revolting Rhymes, at Holyrood Academy, Chard this Summer!

Week: £85 or Day: £25

What can I expect?

Over the week, you will be creating your own piece of theatre, from scratch, with some of Somerset’s most exciting professional theatre makers. During the action-packed four days working with Somerset Youth Theatre, you will make a Play that you will perform in Chard at the end of the week. 

During the week, you’ll learn how to stage and perform in a play as professional actors teach you the skills and techniques of Dance, Theatre and play making. 

The Week Will Include:

Acting, Directing and Making a Play: Learn the skills to make and create your own play that is sure to make your audience laugh (and maybe even cry!). Creating your own story participants will work together to make a play in 3 days, and rehearse and perform to the audience on the 4th day. Hone your skills in acting and/or directing – the choice is yours. 

No experience necessary, and a willingness to play a must! 

Dance, Movement & Physical Theatre: Ever wondered how performers remember their moves and come up with ideas? Learn performance and choreography, with your friends and as part of a cast. Create your own movement and learn dance skills in Street Dance, Contemporary and traditional dance to help tell your very own story to an invited audience. No dance experience necessary and suitable for all abilities. 

Lunch and Snacks are provided each day

Where is the registration point?: Lower Hall Entrance

What are the parking facilities?: Parking on-site 

What is the disabled access?: Fully Accessible Disabled toilets available

What should I bring to the session?: Drinks bottle, clothes you can move in 

Who is the Camp Manager?: Selina Keedwell

Who do I email if I have a question? 

What number can I phone if I have a question?: 07918425923 

What specialist provision if any will you have for SEND and how should families access this?: Somerset Youth Theatre will contact parents/carers prior to the activity to discuss the young person’s needs. Coloured paper and overlays as well as Large Print instructions/scripts will be provided as necessary. There will be quiet space available and children can have their own sound defenders if necessary. 

If you have any questions please email 

6th April – 9th August from 10am – 2.30pm at Holyrood Acadamy, Zembard Lane, Chard