Show Updates

Several updates related to the show for y’all..

Saturday evening is now almost fully booked. If you want Tickets for any of the performances please get an Order Form from Reception.
Performances will be 7.30pm on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July, and also at 2.30pm on Saturday 11 July.

WWII Roll of Honour
We’d like the names of any relatives of performers who were killed during World War 2, for a roll of honour.

Combined Drama Rehearsal – Friday 26 June
Senior, Junior and Infant Drama groups should all come to the Studios on 26 June, 4.30-6.30pm. Rehearsal fee: £5.

Baby & Primary Ballet – 27 June and 4 July
There will be an additional rehearsals for Baby and Primary Ballet, 12.00-12.45pm on Saturday 27 June and Saturday 4 July.

Dancers – Junior & Grades 1-4 – Monday 29 June
Extra session for Junior Dance and Grade1+ exam classes (Ballet/Tap/Modern), 5.30-6.30pm. £3 fee.

Dancers – Senior, Junior & Grades 1-4 – Saturday 4 July
Extra session for Senior Dance, Junior Dance, and Grade1+ exam classes (Ballet/Tap/Modern), 2.30-4.30pm. £3.

FULL REHEARSAL – Sunday 5 July
As previous announced, all performers should be at the Studios for 10am. Rehearsal fee: £3 more info

Full Dress Reheasal for everyone at Seevic, 4.30-8.30pm. Rehearsal fee: £3

COSTUME information should be finalised this week – we’ll share it as soon as it’s been checked over.

Baby and Primary Tap – Umbrellas please!
Could you please provide a child sized umbrella for all rehearsals. They will also need a rain mac for the show – the cuter the better!

Infant & Junior Drama – will need to provide an evacuee-like costume.

MTC T-Shirts – EVERYONE should have one of these. Please order one urgently if you do not have one.

Summer Holiday Activities

Summer Holiday Activities

Mushroom Summer Fun logoMTC are pleased to announce this Summer’s activities!

Junior PALs is back every Monday and Wednesday for
8-16 year olds
with additional needs (exc Bank Holiday)

We’ll also be holding One-day Workshops open to
children aged 4-11 on the following Thursdays:

Thursday, 30 July Matilda – a magnificent mash-up!
Thursday, 6 August Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Thursday, 13 August Fantastic FROZEN Frenzy…
Thursday, 20 August Dynamic Disney Day
Thursday, 27 August Funky Feet Fun-day

As with all our activities, workshops will be held at Equal People Performing Arts’ new purpose-built and fully-accessible Studios on Brook Road, by the Rayleigh Weir junction of the A127.

As an integrated provider, all children are welcome regardless of ability, disability or additional needs. Our workshops are delivered by qualified teachers, with a strong emphasis on having FUN!

All workshops run from 10am to 3pm, at a cost of £15 per person, and will include a mixture of dance, drama, singing, arts and crafts.  The one-day workshops usually finish with a short performance for parents and carers. Children should bring a packed-lunch, including drinks, and wear lose, comfortable clothing.

Places are limited and early booking is strongly recommended. Please call 01268 906470 or 07985 422 485 or email to find out more or to book a place.

Disney Day – 28 May

Disney Day – 28 May

disneyCome and join us on Thursday 28 May for a day of singing and dancing to your favourite Disney movie songs, including Frozen, Cinderella, The Lion King, and many more… and a guest appearance from a Disney Princess.

The workshop day runs from 10am to 3pm at our new studios – 29 Brook Road, Rayleigh. Please bring a packed lunch.

For more information or to book a place, call 01268 906470 or 07985 422485.

Summer Show 2015

We’ve booked Seevic for our Summer Show, to take place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11  July.

There will be a Dress Rehearsal at Seevic on Thursday 9 July, 5-7pm, and then one show Friday evening and two on Saturday (matinee and evening). There may be additional rehearsals arranged nearer the time also, so look out for more information (and Penni’s stress-levels).

All Students are invited to take part in the show, but it is not compulsory and won’t affect their usual lessons.  Children that aren’t wanting to take part in the show will be able to continue with all their classes as usual.

If you want to take part in the show you MUST attend one our Show Registration Days. For those that have not been involved in a Mushroom Show before, we’ll measure children for costumes but also give you an opportunity to pre-order tickets, buy “good luck” boxes in the programme, pay costume deposits, and order t-shirts. We advice coming via the cash machine!

Show Registration: Saturday 9 or 16 May.

  • 10.30m onwards: Baby/Primary Classes
  • 12 noon onwards: ‘Specials’ Classes
  • 1.00pm onwards:  All other classes

You only need to come on one of these days, and the times above are suggested based on the times of existing classes to cause minimal disruption to your weekends. If you do not attend one of the show registration sessions you will not be in the show.

Costume deposits are £20 – cash or cheque in a named envelope – which will be returned once costumes are returned.  Costume hire will be between £5 and £15, but we’ll confirm this later.  Show Tickets will be £8 each.


Easter Workshops

We’re pleased to announce our Easter Holiday Workshops…

Tuesday 31 March – Frozen singing and crafts day
Sing along to your favourite Frozen songs, and make some Frozen-themed crafts to take home.  Suitable for age 5+

Wednesday 1 April – Grease Day
After some fun warm-up games, choose a song from Grease to learn and perform in a group.  Suitable for ages 5+

Wednesday 8 April – Matilda Workshop
After some fun warm-up games, choose a song from Matilda to learn and perform in a group.  Suitable for ages 5+

Thursday 9 April – Play in a Day
A fun-packed day, where we’ll work as a group to create play to perform, complete with props and costumes.  Suitable for ages 7+

All the workshops will be held at our Studios at 29 Brook Road, Rayleigh, from 10am to 3pm and cost £17.50.  We suggest children wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Parents are invited to come back a little early to see the performances at the end of the day. Booking is essential!

Charity Curry Night – 16 March 2015

MTC are arranging a Charity Curry Night in aid of Equal People, and celebrating Pat & Amanda’s birthdays at the same time.

Our friends at the Tandoori Parlour in Thundersley are hosting the event, 7.30pm on Monday 16 March.

Tickets are on sale now from MTC/EP reception for just £15. Call 01268 906 470 to reserve your place, or drop payment in next time you’re down. All profits will go to Equal People PA.

There’ll be a raffle on the night, and depending on numbers we may also have a disco.

Look forward to seeing you there – anyone want to hazard a guess at how many candles should be on the cake if they share it?