One of the younger Act II groups in action.

Spalding based Youth theatre group Act II open day

All young people can benefit from acting, says the leader of Spalding show group Act II.

On Saturday, January 27, Act II Theatre Company will welcome youngsters and their families or carers to the Clay Lake studio for a chance to see what goes on at the company that puts on scores of performances a year.

“Act II is not just for the ‘class clown’ or ‘drama queen’, we are an inclusive group who cater for all anyone aged four and up with an interest in the performing arts,” said director Karl Gernert.

“We specialise in confidence building and learning to work with others, whilst also honing performance skills. We also help ensure our students gain a greater insight into the enormous variety of world of performing arts, and the differing styles, philosophies and techniques that are out there.”

Karl added that no experience is necessary. “Everyone is treated equally, regardless of how much they may have done prior to joining us.

“However, we are not merely for beginners. If you have experience of elsewhere, bring it along. We may learn something ourselves!”

With a broad age range, Act II smartly staggers stagings to allow for school commitments. “Each group performs twice yearly, which adds up to roughly a show a month for the company!” said Karl.

“We have created a yearly timetable to avoid clashes for certain year groups – Y5/6 avoiding 11+, Y10-13 avoiding GSCE and A-level periods,” Karl added.

The open afternoon runs from 2pm to 4pm at Unit 1, Welland Business Park, Spalding.

Staff and students will be present to discuss the classes, performances and plans for the year.

Read The Voice’s review of a 2017 Act II show, Ghostly Tales, here.

Visit to see more about the group.

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