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WYMSICAL GROUPS

All Wymsical  rehearsals take place in the Worcester Arts Workshop..

Wymsical Debut

Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm
£50 per half term
Ages 8-11

Led by Pammy Watkins, Kingsley Roberts, Stephen Watkins and a dance intern under the tutorship of Britt Packer, this group will spend each term preparing material for an end of term musical revue- a "Wymsical" performed at the Worcester Arts Workshop. The material will be chosen to suit the particular qualities of the performers and our three themes for this academic year are Winter, Disney and Fantasy. 

The approach is equally divided between formal core training and experiential learning.




Saturday 12:30pm-2:00pm
£50 per half term
Ages 11-14

Led by Kingsley Roberts, Stephen Watkins and Britt Packer, this group will spend each term preparing material for an end of term musical revue- a "Wymsical" performed at the Worcester Arts Workshop. The material will be chosen to suit the particular qualities of the performers and will include numerous opportunities for solo and duet work.

The theme for Summer 2017 is simply pre-1950 and post-1950 with a fantastical twist!

Wymsical Spotlight




The themes for the 2017-2018 will focus on contrasting areas of study within a musical theatre "umbrella"- for example 1930s American musicals; songs from film and tv and modern musicals. The six contrasting elements will provide most participants with the necessary material to undertake a London College of Music Musical Theatre exam at the end of the academic year, should they wish to. If students wish to take this opportunity, it will be possible to do so with only a couple of one-to-one lessons available at a special rate through Malvern Hills Music.

The approach is equally divided between formal core training and experiential learning.

Wymsical Encore

Saturday 2:00pm-4:30pm
£75 per half term
Ages 14-19

This group will enjoy considerably longer rehearsals but be expected to produce an entire Wymsical every half term! With Stephen Watkins in charge of music and Britt Packer in charge of choreography, this group will have a different dynamic every half term as each Wymsical will have a different Guest Director!

Each half term will focus on two celebrated composers leading to a musical revue- a "Wymsical" performed at the Worcester Arts Workshop. The final term of the year will tour the best of the previous five Wymsicals around Worcestershire. The approach is approximately one third formal core training to two thirds experiential learning.

Our composers this season include (amongst others) Kander & Ebb, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rodgers & Hart and Stephen Sondheim.

Our Guest Directors this season include Richard Taylor, Tori Wakeman and Lou Fulwell.

Wymsical Glee!

Tuesday 4:15pm-5:30pm
£30 per six week half term (plus approx. £5 per half term music fees)
Ages 8-18 
FIRST SESSION 25/04/17 then weekly until 18/07/17 (No session 30/05/17.).

Led by Stephen Watkins, Wymsical Glee is the newest group in the Wymsical stable, rehearsing on Tuesday nights.

Initially with an age range of 8-18, the group will prepare predominantly musical theatre repertoire with a smattering of classical and pop tunes for good measure. Students will learn material from sheet music (not lyric sheets) and will  develop both their voices and their musicianship.  Music will normally be in two, three or even four parts. With more time to focus on singing than in Wymsical's Saturday groups, this group provides the chance for Wymsies to further develop their musical skills- the perfect complement to Wymsical Debut, Spotlight or Encore.

As the group grows, it will be divided by age/abilty as appropriate.

Wymsical Glee! will perform at least three times a year..

To sign up for this exciting new group, please email Pammy at office@wymsicals.co.uk. 

N.B. it is not necessary to be in Debut, Spotlight or Encore in order to be in Glee! 

Term Dates

Term One

  1. 17/09/16* 
  2. 24/09/16 
  3. 01/10/16**
  4. 08/10/16 
  5. 15/10/16 
  6. 22/10/16 
*17/09/16 Encore 10:30am-1pm. 
 (Playactors & Debut at normal time,)  
**01/10/16 EVERYTHING LATER: 
4pm-4:45 Playactors 
4pm-5:30 Debut 
4:45pm-7:15pm Encore 

HALF TERM 29/10/16

Term Two

  1. 05/11/16 
  2. 12/11/16 
  3. 19/11/16 
  4. 26/11/16 
  5. 03/12/16 
  6. 10/12/16 

CHRISTMAS BREAK 
17/12/16, 24/12/16, 31/12/16

Term Three

  1. 07/01/17 
  2. 14/01/17 
  3. 21/01/17 
  4. 28/01/17 
  5. 04/02/17 
  6. 11/02/17 
HALF TERM 18/02/17







Term Four

  1. 25/02/17 
  2. 04/03/17 
  3. 11/03/17 
  4. 18/03/17 
  5. 25/03/17 
  6. 01/04/17

EASTER BREAK 
08/04/17, 15/04/17

Term Five

  1. 22/04/17
  2. 29/04/17
  3. 06/05/17
  4. 13/05/17
  5. 20/05/17
  6. 27/05/17
HALF TERM 03/06/17 







Term Six

  1. 10/06/17
  2. 17/06/17 
  3. 24/06/17 
  4. 01/07/17 
  5. 08/07/17 
  6. 15/07/17
N.B. Encore dates to be announced owing to Wymsitour! 

Composers to be studied by Wymsical Encore 2016-2017



Term One
Noel Coward/Stephen Sondheim

Term Two 
Cy Coleman/Jason Robert Brown

Term Three
Cole Porter/Lin-Manuel Miranda

Term Four
Rodgers & Hart/MT Composers of last 30 years

Term Five
Operetta/Kander & Ebb

Proposed topics of study for 2017-18 to include:

Stephen Schwarz
Jerome Kern
Film to Stage
"Jukebox" musicals
Cabaret composers
Maury Yeston
Irving Berlin
Ivor Novello
Michel Legrand
Gershwin Bros.

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