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Musical Play in a Week - The Sun King and the Busker, 10 - 14 August 2015

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The Sun King and the Busker
Monday 10 - Friday 14 August 2015
National Centre for Early Music

A summer week of creativity and fun for 10 to 15 year olds!  If you enjoy acting, making music (any instrument or voice) and listening to thrilling stories from the past, come and join us. 

The Sun King and the Busker tells the story of how, from the day he danced for Louis XIV, Jean-Baptiste Lully has enjoyed unprecedented favour with the king.  But the musician hides a secret that could threaten his position at court.  Can Lully keep his past hidden from his jealous rivals?  And what if they intend to destroy more than his reputation?

The Musical Play in a Week is suitable for 10 - 15 year olds. No previous experience is required, just enthusiasm and commitment.  The sessions take place at the National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York from 10.00am - 4.00pm, finishing with a performance for friends and family on Friday 14 August at 7.00pm.

Tickets £120 per child.  Please ask about bursary places. To ensure a place  book here

Please download the Registration and Consent form below and return it to the NCEM. Places will be confirmed on receipt of full payment and the completed form.  
2015 Musical Play Registration and Consent Form.pdf
The parents' response:
The music was fantastic.
It brought out the best in my child - she was so shy before but she has been buzzing from Day One.
The expectation is high, but the children manage to exceed everything asked of them.
The NCEM is a wonderful place and has the ability to bring out the best in all children with its education programme.
The children really step up to the mark.

What the participants responded, when asked what they enjoyed most in the 2014 Musical Play in a Week: 
The atmosphere was relaxed, exciting and the show went really well
I loved how much fun all the songs and learning the play was
Acting, but still having the leeway to have fun and laugh at funny bits 
Games, acting and being part of an ensemble
Very well organised, exciting and well run, productive and yet laid back, but not so laid back that we didn't learn anything
Having fun with friends (and making more of them)
Everything - it's great fun.  The helpers are enthusiastic and encouraging and everyone is really lovely
The Musical Play in a Week is supported by The Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, the Rotary Club of York Vikings and the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust.

To see previous Musical Play in a Week projects click here