Upcoming Workshops

 

 

In 2022 Barnstorm will be running two weeks at two different venues in the Forest Of Dean. The first week ‘Hillstorm’ will be run at May Hill and the second week ‘Riverstorm’ will be at Severn Bridge House. 

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  Hillstorm  - May Hill

Sunday 24th July – Sunday 31st 2022

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 the Hillstorm 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 29th July at 8pm and Saturday 30th July at 4pm and 8pm.

Week Two Riverstorm – Old Severn Bridge House

Sunday 31st July – Sunday 7th August 2022

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 the Riverstorm 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 5th at 8pm and Saturday 6th 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 venues. 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 – Hillstorm - Saturday 25th June 10.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Jordans Place, May Hill, Gloucestershire

 

Week Two Cast – Riverstorm - Saturday 2nd July 10.00am to 5.00pm

Location: Old Severn Bridge House, Etloe, 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!

Locations

Hillstorm – Week One

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. 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.

Riverstorm – Week Two

This takes place at Old Severn Bridge House, Etloe. This is the home of Carina & James Greenwood. The performance will take place under an exciting outside structure. Participants will camp in their own tents in a field on the farm. Toilets and showers are available. All meals are provided.

Cost

This year the cost will be £350 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 via PayPal.

Help

The cost of the week can only be kept down if parents provide assistance with such things as helping with cooking during the week, costumes, scenery or clearing up on the last day. Parents who do help usually enjoy seeing how the week works and being part of such an exciting event.  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 2022 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, but this preference cannot be guaranteed.  We will let you know as soon by the end of the month if your application has been successful. 

What happens next?

You will immediately receive a message confirmation that we have received your application to be on the reserve list. We will let you as soon as we can if we can offer you a place. If you choose to accept your place you must confirm it by completing a form and paying a £100 deposit or the full amount. Full and detailed information about the weeks will be available nearer the time, but in the meantime if you require any information please email Barnstorm.

Click here to apply!