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Towngate Summer Musical Online 2020

Basildon: The Lockdown Diaries

Simon Fielding

Filming Tips and Acting for Camera Workshop

Sophie Ladds

Filming Tips and Acting for Camera Workshop

Shauna Olley

Dance & Choreography Workshop

Phil Gostelow

Musical Direction

Tim Major


Hayley Gostelow

Director & Film Editor

We are delighted to announce that this year, we will be holding an Online Summer School which will be an incredible opportunity for anyone aged 10-18 who is interested in the arts! Basildon: The Lockdown Diaries will be our first ever online project from 10 – 19 August 2020, and is open to singers, actors, dancers and musicians (please timetable below).

We are absolutely thrilled to that our fabulous panto stars – SIMON FIELDING and SOPHIE LADDS – will be joining the Creative team for our Towngate Summer Musical Online – Basildon: The Lockdown Diaries! Their workshop will cover Filming Tips and Acting for Camera – this is the ideal opportunity for any panto fans who want to learn from the best!

Sophie and Sophie will be joining our panto Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer – SHAUNA OLLEY – who will be running a workshop covering Dance and Choreography – perfect for any dance fans who have always wanted to star in our panto ensembles!

If you’re aged between 10-18 and love performing – whether it’s acting, singing, songwriting, dancing – don’t miss out on our summer project! Simon, Sophie and Shauna will be joining our talented team of Industry professionals who have worked on West End smash hits including Blood Brothers, West Side Story and Shrek! Join us for 5 days of online workshops – plus a recording shoot on stage at the Towngate! – and play your part in writing, performing and filming our lockdown show!

Due to the nature of this project, we are offering a place for this Online Summer School at the reduced price of just £50 per person. This is a unique project to get involved in, so if you are aged between 10-18 and love to perform you can book your place today!. Download your application form (located on the right) and email

Exclusive ticket offers for Youth Theatre members

All Youth Theatre members will also be entitled to exclusive ticket offers on selected shows throughout the year. Get in touch to find out more.

Please contact Hayley Gostelow our Towngate Education and Outreach Leader:

Phone: 01268 205 300