Berzerk February Bulletin 2018

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Specialising in quality Drama and LAMDA Examination Coaching – Directing – Producing for Theatre, TV and Film

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, friends and carers,

As we write the Spring bulletin, the sun is shining, the weather is sweet and we hope it continues for all to enjoy during the spring months.

Want

Peter Pan 2017

The cast for this production have really pulled out all the stops to create and evening of engaging theatre. There’s around 20 tickets left for each performance next week so if you have not got your yet please do. WANT is a sanguine one-act comedy about growing up with the longing and bittersweet fear of the future. A tender and shy play about wanting to connect and not knowing how to. What do young people want from life? How do YOU measure your self-worth. Keep an eye out for our promo video coming this week…

This PLAY is about finding LOVE in the rubble of an ordinary life. We also have a charity night on Friday the 2nd March for Brighter Berkshire.

Brighter Berkshire

Peter Pan 2017

Brighter Berkshire aims to help reduce stigma linked to mental health through increasing conversations and awareness of the topic, helping people not only normalise talking about mental health but to value mental health throughout our lives. Suicide remains the biggest cause of death in the UK for men aged 25-45 and is linked to the inability of people to speak sooner when something doesn’t feel right because of fear of judgement and stigma, yet at least 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental illness at one point in our lives. Evidence tells us some of the biggest impact to be made in this area is with young people, building a culture of openness and getting help early. We also partner with Berkshire Community Foundation to help raise much needed funds for mental health in Berkshire.

LAMDA

Our last set of exams were a success for all the students taking the exam. Our Spring exam in a couple of weeks see many studnets tackling not only acting exams, but musical theatre, public speaking, mime, verse and prose and other syllabus styles to improve a well-rounded performer. Our exam session will be at St Edwards School and we are very grateful of the school to host the day.

Steve Havercan

The Wednesday 28th February performance will be in memory of Steve Havercan. Here’s a little message from his daughter Rhian. Growing up I spent countless weekends watching my dad at show rehearsals, or he’d be reciting his lines and lyrics at home. The loft was (and still is) a hoard of costumes and props. On stage or behind the scenes, auditoriums big or small, being part of the theatre was his true passion. His final performance was in September last year, here at the Oakwood. This place will always hold fond memories for his family. Good luck to the cast of Want, it means a lot to be able to come back and sit in the stalls again for this performance and many more to come.

Book your tickets here.

Reading:International

Reading International have asked our students to perform for a couple of local events at Reading Library and also to create a radio jingle to promote reading to young people. All those involved have enjoyed the process and being able to go to BBC Radio Berkshire to record and be interviewed about the project. Have a listen to their jingle here.

Reading Culture Awards 2018

Berzerk Founder Matt Whitelock was invited to speak at the Reading Cultural awards launch earlier this month. As Berzerk won the best educational project for their performance of “Infamous” at Reading Prison in 2017. Matt discussed how important the culture and arts are for Reading and how the culture and arts scene has improved the quality of work being created in reading by a huge amount of dedicated and passionate people. If you would like to nominate something you have seen, be it at Berzerk or any event in the town details can be found here.

With so many exciting plans for the summer term including Open For Art, our summer showcase and more to be revealed, you can see why it’s good to go Berzerk!

A massive welcome to all our new students and schools this term and please, parents or children, do get in touch if you are unsure about anything Berzerk related. We look forward to meeting you at our productions or experiences we have coming up!

All dates including our holiday courses, productions, term dates and LAMDA exams can be found on our website. Please do join the website mailing list and the Berzerk Facebook page for more regular updates, interesting reading material and audition updates. You can find us on Twitter and Instagram as well.

Finally, A HUMONGOUS thank you to all the carers and sharers of the work we do with young people, by word of mouth, or social media, it is very much appreciated and really helps to spread the word on our classes and productions for which we all have such a passion for at Berzerk.

Matt and Team Berzerk

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