• Merchiston Castle School

Scotland Summer Camp (2018) - The Vampire Hunters

Scotland Summer Camp (2018)
Monday, 6 August 2018 - 2:00pm to Saturday, 11 August 2018 - 4:00pm

Creative team:

Director: Matthew Eberhardt

Music Director: Ella Grace

Choreographer: tbc

Programme Vocal Coaches: tbc

Synopsis

Summer Camps are fun-filled summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training in musical theatre for anyone aged 11-17 looking to explore their potential and develop their acting, singing and dancing abilities. You'll work with top theatre professionals and create a brand new show in just a week on these exciting residential projects. Summer Camps do not require an audition - so get booking as its first come, first served!

On YMT's Musical Theatre Summer Camp, young people will have the opportunity to:

• Create and perform a brand new musical
• Develop skills in drama, acting, singing and movement
• Work with a professional artistic team
• Boost confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills
• Gain a Grade 6 certificate in Musical Theatre in Production from Trinity College London
• Contribute to Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award
• Make friends with like-minded people from different backgrounds
• Stay in residential accommodation with 24-hour pastoral care

We promise you an exciting, theatrical week full of song, dance and drama!

This year's Scotland Summer Camp show title is: The Vampire Hunters of Glasgow 

Thursday 23rd September, 1954. Glasgow.

Following a mysterious disappearance in the local area, word spreads in Glasgow that whoever is responsible is hiding in a deserted victorian cemetery. A rumour is circulating is that it’s a vampire! Surely it’s all nothing more than fantasy? But when local policeman PC Alex Deeprose is called out to a minor disturbance one night at the Southern Necropolis cemetery, he discovers much more than he bargained for. In the red fiery light of the nearby steelworks, he finds hundreds of fearless and determined young vampire hunters.

Based on a true story that made headlines around the world, we will explore the circumstances that led up to the event. How did the hysterica spread so quickly? How did it start? Was it all just make believe...? After all, a new American comic book had only just been released, number 15 in the Dark Mysteries horror series... titled ‘The Vampire with the Iron Teeth’.

Join us as we tell the story of The Vampire Hunters of Glasgow using original songs, movement and text, to create an exciting and atmospheric new piece of music theatre.

“It gave me the confidence to believe in myself and my abilities” Annabel, 12, Kent

"I don't know if anything will ever be as amazing as my time with YMT! Thank you to everyone - cast, crew and chaperones." Kane, 12, Plymouth

"YMT produces friends from different backgrounds and cultures. It bridges gaps between people who might never cross paths." Felix, 16, Birmingham

To book a Summer Camp online, select your payment option from the drop-down below and click 'Add to Basket'. This will take you to the checkout where you'll be able to proceed and complete a booking form. Alternatively, call us on 020 8563 7725.

Course fees

YMT courses are heavily subsidied by Arts Council England as well as various other brilliant funders, and as a not-for-profit organisation the course fees help us to cover our costs. The course fee covers full board accomodation, the highest quality tuition, and 24-hour pastoral care.

There are two ways you can pay your course fee: (1) In full OR (2) A deposit with three subsequent instalments.

Domestic* students - £635 (deposit: £185)

Overseas** students - £735 (deposit: £225)

*Domestic is classified as British/Irish taxpayers.
**Overseas is classified as non-British/Irish taxpayers. living outside UK or Ireland

Directions

By car

From the City Centre (Princes Street): Leave the city centre along Lothian Road travelling north to Tollcross area. Turn right at the King’s Theatre onto Gilmore Place. Continue through Polwarth to a T-junction and turn right onto Colinton Road. Continue through Meggetland and Craiglockhart to a mini-roundabout at Dreghorn. Here, Colinton Road branches right. Continue past Dreghorn Barracks (on the left hand side) and the school grounds on the right hand side. Continue approximately 0.5km.  The main gates of the School are on the right (before reaching Colinton Village).

From the M74/A702: Leave the M74 at Junction 13 (Abington) and follow the A702 towards Biggar and then Edinburgh (58 km). At Hillend, join the Edinburgh City Bypass A720 (at Junction 6) following signs towards Forth Road Bridge. Leave at the next Dreghorn Junction (Junction 7) and follow signs towards Colinton. At the mini-roundabout branch left onto Redford Road. Follow this to a T-junction and turn right onto Colinton Road towards the city. The School gates are after 100 yards on the left, (past Colinton Medical Centre and ‘The Cedars’ housing development).

From the A1: Leave the A1 at its junction with the Edinburgh City Bypass A720, joining at Junction 1, Millerhill.  Follow signs towards Forth Road Bridge. Continue approximately 10km to Junction 7 (Dreghorn). Leave the bypass and follow signs to Colinton.  At the mini-roundabout branch left onto Redford Rd. Follow this to a T-junction and turn right onto Colinton Road towards city. The School gates are after 100 yards on the left, (past Colinton Medical Centre and ‘The Cedars’ housing development).

From the North (via M90/M9) or West (via M8): Either: From the North (after Forth Road Bridge) continue onto the M9 and then M8. Follow directions towards Edinburgh City Bypass and join the bypass A720 Junction 10 (Hermiston) in the direction of Carlisle and the South. Or: From the M8, follow directions to City Bypass in the direction of Carlisle and the South and join the bypass A720 Junction 10 (Hermiston) in the direction of Carlisle and the South.

In either case, leave the bypass at Junction 7 (Dreghorn) and follow signs towards Colinton. At mini-roundabout branch left onto Redford Road.  Follow this to a T-junction and turn right onto Colinton Road towards the city. The School gates are after 100 yards on the left, (past Colinton Medical Centre and ‘The Cedars’ housing development).

By tube

Merchiston is only about 20 minutes by car or taxi from Edinburgh Waverley Station which is a main line station with regular service connections to all parts of Scotland and other parts of Great Britain. Travel time to London Kings Cross is about 4 hours.

Book over the phone

If you would like to book a Summer Skills Course over the phone, please call us on 0044 (0) 20 8563 7725.

Book by postal form

Please download the Summer Camp Booking Form, complete and return to:

Youth Music Theatre UK

The Hub, St Alban's Fulham

2 Margravine Road, London

W6 8HJ

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