Every year Toonspeak create a brand new piece of theatre to premier in the summer written, devised and performed by our participants working with a range of arts professionals, which they now also operate in terms of theatre production.
In preparation they attend weekly workshops from April to June, which we call bootcamp.
This year they have been working with the likes of world class theatre director Mark Murphy and highly acclaimed musical director Brian O’Sullivan writing, devising and co-creating the show.
Born out of the thoughts and feelings of participants fed to us through consultations and conversations over the last couple of years, this year we are getting everyone TELT!
TELT! is a slick, stylish large-scale contemporary theatre production in association with Mark Murphy and Tron Theatre to premier August – a physically thrilling, visually sumptuous and emotionally turbulent story that brings together ordinary people who choose to do something extraordinary.
As summer approaches, bootcamp has now wrapped and the cast is being decided. We are thrilled to announce that over 40 young people will be in the final production, our biggest cast in a number of years. A young artist team has also been assembled to operate the production in lighting, sound, stage management and costume who will be trained and mentored by industry professionals.
Toonspeak Associate Artist and TELT! Assistant Director Steven Leach had the following to say about working with the young people throughout this process,
“Bootcamp was a great success. Many participants have shown such amazing commitment to this project. I’ve been overwhelmed with everyone’s maturity and enthusiasm. They’ve come up with so many original ideas that we will carry forward into the intensive rehearsal. Can’t wait to get started. ”
Here is a snippet of our group in Barmulloch doing vocal warm ups with Brian.
For information on tickets and booking head to the Tron Theatre.