Yorkshire Summer Skills - A Midsummer Night's Musical (2017)

A Midsummer Night's Musical
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 4:00pm

Creative team:

Director: Vik Sivalingam

Music Director: Ella Grace

Choreographer: Phyllida Crowley-Smith

Programme Vocal Coaches: Jane Streeton (RADA) and Sarah Hayhurst (GSA)


Hermia loves Lysander and Lysander feels the same. Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius prefers Hermia. Hermia’s Dad is on Demetrius’ side, and the Duke happens to agree. Fairies are at war! Puck’s a rascal! Bottom’s an ass! Add music, dance and a dash of Love Potion, and you’ve got YMT’s A Midsummer Night’s Musical.

This newly devised production will be led by Director, Vik Sivalingam, who’s taken on every Shakespeare from King Lear to Twelfth Night, with credits that include the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Almeida.  We're also lucky to welcome the composer behind Ophelia, the musical adaptation of Hamlet, Ella Grace

Summer Skills Courses are fun-filled 6-day summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training for anyone aged 11-21 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. You'll also receive a masterclass in audition technique (ready for the 2018 YMT auditions) and some specialist training in both voice and singing from Sarah Hayhurst (Voice Tutor at Guildford School of Acting) and Jane Streeton (Head of Singing, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). Summer Skills Courses do not require an audition - so get booking as it's first come, first served!

On YMT's Summer Skills Courses, young people will have the opportunity to:

  • Create and perform a brand new musical
  • Develop skills in 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. But don't take our word for it - here's what previous course participants said:

"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

"I met some fantastic people, learned so much and created something that I didn't think was possible, in a week!"
Jenny, 16, London

"YMT produces friends from different backgrounds and cultures. It bridges gaps between people who might never cross paths."
Felix, 18, Birmingham


To book a Summer Skills Course 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 - £570.00 (deposit: £120)

Overseas** students - £620.00 (deposit: £170)

*Domestic is classified as British/Irish taxpayers.
**Overseas is classified as non-British/Irish taxpayers.


By car

Fulneck School is midway between Leeds and Bradford, just south of Pudsey. When travelling to Fulneck please be careful if using a satellite navigation system as some brands may try to send you in the wrong direction!  We recommend the following directions:

From the North
Follow the Ring Road west (A6120) towards Pudsey, turn right at the roundabout onto the A647 towards Bradford. Turn left at the next roundabout (Galloway Lane) signed to Pudsey and Fulneck. After approximately 1.5 miles, turn right into Greenside. Follow this road round a left-hand bend and down a hill (Fartown). The School entrance (sign posted) is on the right on the next bend.

From the South
Leave the M62 at Junction 27 and take the A650 towards Bradford. At the second roundabout take the third exit onto Bradford & Wakefield Road (B6135) and then immediately turn left onto Tong Lane. Travel for approximately 2.5 miles, through Tong Village and turn left at the bottom of the hill onto Roker Lane. Continue for about 1.5 miles and the school entrance (sign posted) is on the left of the sharp right-hand bend.

By tube

Leeds City Train Station is the main train station with excellent links to all train networks in the UK and direct trains from London.  It is only 25 minutes by bus/taxi/car from the school.

New Pudsey Station is the nearest main line station (5 minutes by Taxi) and has regular service connections to Leeds, Bradford and the North West.

Book over the phone

If you would like to book a Summer Skills Course over the phone, please call us on 020 8563 7725.

Book by postal form

Please download the Summer Skills 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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