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July, 2020

27JulMulti-Day Event06AugEvent CancelledSummer School 2020 - Zombie HighFor performers, musicians and technicians(Multi-Day Event) Price: Musicians: £170, Siblings £140 | Performers & Technicians: £270, Siblings £240


July 27 (Monday) - August 6 (Thursday)


Wilde Theatre

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


Musicians: £170, Siblings £140 | Performers & Technicians: £270, Siblings £240

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Summer School 2020 – Zombie High

South Hill Park’s popular Summer School returns for 2020.

If you are aged between 6 and 17 and love to act, sing or dance, we need you to star in our original musical, Zombie High.

It tells the story of a girl named Isla who just doesn’t fit in with her classmates – she is different and made to feel it everyday.

It is the night of the Halloween Prom and everyone is looking their finest. Isla stands-out in a bright, bold Halloween outfit but gets bullied and runs away to hide from her classmates.

Whilst walking alone through the school, she comes across a cupboard, behind which a bright light is shining. Intrigued, Isla pushes the door open and disappears.

Isla finds herself back in school – at least she thinks it’s her school, but something seems different. She soon discovers she has fallen straight into Zombie High and it is… AMAZING!

This is a Caspar the Friendly Ghost meets High School Musical and School of Rock style adventure with some super-cool spooky fun for all ages.

SUMMER SCHOOL is legendary

Young performers, musicians and technicians come together to perform a full-length, original musical with just seven days of rehearsal plus one technical rehearsal and one dress rehearsal.

Each summer school is made from scratch. We begin with a theme and craft an original script, with unique music and lyrics. This makes Summer School a musical-theatre course unlike any other.

There is a magical feeling in knowing you are the first people to bring this unique story to life.

SUMMER SCHOOL knows no equal

Participants are put through their paces in singing, dance and drama with expert guidance from a professional director, choreographer, composer, musical director and vocal coach.

The course takes place in our very own professional theatre,The Wilde Theatre, where a team of professional lighting, sound, costume, hair and make-up designers are on stand-by, ready to pass on their knowledge and help make the production look gorgeous.

SUMMER SCHOOL is not just about performing

It goes deeper than that. In just two weeks, participants learn to work together as a team, quickly and effectively while under pressure. They have a huge amount of fun and forge life-long friendships. This is the reason why SUMMER SCHOOL is a sell-out course year after year.

Performers Course 6-17yrs
No experience necessary.

Rehearsals: Mon 27 July – Sun 9 Aug (excl. Sat 1 & Sun 2 Aug), 9am-5pm
£280, Siblings £250

If you are interested in acting, singing or dancing, we need you to star in our brand-new, original musical. You’ll have nine rehearsals to learn the entire show before experiencing the thrill of performing in front of an audience in a professional theatre. You can take a look at our last show here:

Technicians Course 11-17yrs
Sound, lighting, film and stage-management.
Rehearsals: Mon 27 July – Sun 9 Aug (excl. Sat 1 & Sun 2 Aug), 9am-5pm
£280, Siblings £250

If you are interested in learning about what goes on ‘behind-the-scenes’ this is your chance to gain hands on experience. Lighting, sound design, videography, set design, programme design and stage management are just some of the areas you will explore. At the end of the two weeks, you’ll then put your skills to the test as you run the full Summer School production in the theatre.

Musicians Course
Grade 5 and above or equivalent ability – all instruments welcome.
Rehearsals: Mon 3 – Sun 9 Aug, 9am-5pm
£180, Siblings £150

If you are a budding musician, we need your help. Learn to play as part of a live orchestra in a theatrical setting, under the expert guidance of our composer and musical director, Tim Cumper. All parts will be written especially for your level and ability and will be designed to push you beyond your current level of playing. Your sight-reading skills are sure to be put to the test. You can listen to the young musicians playing for our last show here:

Performance dates for all courses
Fri 7 Aug 12noon & 5pm
Sat 8 Aug 2 & 7pm
Sun 9 Aug 12noon and 5pm
All shows in the Wilde Theatre. Tickets cost £7.50

Go on a musical adventure this summer at South Hill Park. Book now, places go fast!
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2 Comments. Leave new

Please can you let me know if you take Childcare Vouchers as payment for the Summer School? Also what are the drop off and pick up times please? Thanks


Hi Emma. Unfortunately, South Hill Park are unable to accept Childcare vouchers, however, we do offer sibling discounts and split payments to help spread the cost of your Summer Schools adventure. Drop-off and pick-up times vary but for rehearsal days we say drop-off at 8.40am and pick-up at 5.00pm. Hope this helps.


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