BARNSTORM 2024 - DATES & INFO

 

 

After seven years at the glorious Old Severn Bridge House, Riverstorm is moving on to a new home.

To give us time to get this set up, in 2024 Riverstorm will take place at May Hill, where Hillstorm is based.

We’re checking out various options, but if you know anyone who would be interested in hosting Riverstorm in the future, please get in touch. 

And so, in 2024 Barnstorm will be running two weeks at May Hill in the Forest Of Dean.

The two seven day drama and music camps for young people aged 12 to 18 will be led by the Barnstorm team. Participants will devise and rehearse an entirely original musical that will be performed at the end of the week. Both weeks will both be open to the same age group and have very different themes. Every participant will get the chance to write lyrics, influence the story line, develop interesting characters; choreograph movement and a whole lot more! Everyone is guaranteed a speaking part and there are no auditions, Barnstorm is hard work; The working days are from 9am – 9pm!

Dates

Week One Riverstorm  - May Hill

Sunday 21st July – Sunday 28th July 2024

Barnstorm Week One will commence at 1pm on the Sunday and finish, after clearing up, at 12.00 noon on the following Sunday. All participants will go home on the Tuesday evening and return at 10.00am on Wednesday morning. No one, apart from the team will be allowed to stay on site on Tuesday night; if you think this might be a problem please mention it in good time so that arrangements can be made for you to stay with other participants. The performances are on Friday 26th July at 8pm and Saturday 27th July at 4pm and 8pm.

Week Two Hillstorm – May Hill

Sunday 28th July – Sunday 4th August 2024

Barnstorm Week Two will commence at 1pm on the Sunday and finish, after clearing up, at 12.00 noon on the following Sunday. All participants will go home on the Tuesday evening and return at 10.00am on Wednesday morning. No one, apart from the team will be allowed to stay on site on Tuesday night; if you think this might be a problem please mention it in good time so that arrangements can be made for you to stay with other participants. The performances are on Friday 2nd at 8pm and Saturday 3rd at 4pm and 8pm.

Devising Day Workshop

In addition to the actual residential weeks there is a devising day workshop. This is completely free and optional to attend. It’s a great chance to meet the cast and team and check out the venue. It is hoped that enough material will be gathered to enable the team to develop two scenarios before the Barnstorms begin. Bring a pack lunch and we’ll provide the tea and biscuits!

 

Week One Cast – Riverstorm - NEW DATE!!!Sunday 23rd June 10.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Jordans Place, May Hill, Gloucestershire

 

Week Two Cast – Hillstorm - NEW DATE!!! Sunday 14th July 10.00am to 5.00pm

Location: Jordans Place, May Hill, Gloucestershire

The Strict Bit

Commitment to Barnstorm

Barnstorm is a full-time commitment. The Team have unanimously agreed that Barnstorm should take a very clear line on this. Participants will not be allowed to arrive late, leave early or take time off in the week for any reason. If you cannot commit to Barnstorm 100% please do not apply. This includes leaving after the performance no matter how tired you are! Anyone who does not comply with the rules will not be able to take part in future Barnstorms.

Alcohol

Barnstorm is a ‘no alcohol’ week for all the cast, whatever their age. We ask all actors and their parents to support this policy.

Leaving the site

None of the cast are allowed to leave the site during Barnstorm even if they have their own car and even if they are on a mission to buy thank you presents!

Location

The venue is Jordans Place, May Hill.  This is the home of Tessa and family: Husband Jon and children Oscar and May. Some activities and the performances will either happen in May Hill Village Hall, next door, which has toilets, shower and kitchen, or in a nearby outside location using our stretch tent. Participants will camp, in their own tents, in the nearby scout field where there are off grid toilets and showers. All meals will be provided.

Cost

This year the cost will be £378 per participant (including a non-refundable £100 deposit). If your application is successful and you have been allocated a week you will asked to pay in full or pay in instalments.

Help

We really appreciate extra help during the week, particularly with: front of house, running the bar and clearing up on the last day. All participants will be asked to supply a cake for 10 or make an alternative cash donation if this is difficult for you.

How to apply

Applications will open on the 1st January 2024 at 10am, Click on the link below which will take you to the application form (hosted by Jotform) You can indicate which week you would prefer or if you would like to be with be with a particular friend.

If you tick 'either week would be great', you have the highest chance of getting a place.

We will let you know as soon by the end of the month if your application has been successful. 

We ask everyone to apply afresh each year, even if you have applied before to be on a reserve list.

What happens next?

You will immediately receive a message confirmation that we have received your application. We will let you as soon as we can if we can offer you a place. If you choose to

Now Full! Click here to be added to the reserve list.