Berzerk Winter Bulletin 2019

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Dear Parents/Guardians/Students, friends and carers,

As we write the winter bulletin, the festive adverts are hitting our screens, and everyone is hopefully starting to get into the spirit of things. Let’s hope 2020 brings some peace after the divisions in the country over the last few years.

We at Berzerk would like to say a BIG thank you to all our students, for what has been a fun term so far, especially all those that have been part of our end of showcase productions or those involved in Into The Woods. Congratulations to all our students who have been successful in auditioning for other local events taking place this year, with a fair few working professionally in projects we have been approached to provide people for. We have some exciting news to start the year regarding this, so do make sure you are on our social media sites too.

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd December at The Alan Cornish Theatre, Oakwood Centre, Woodley, Reading.
Without your support we could not put on these productions, thank you to all that have got their tickets already. The proceeds from these productions help fund our work throughout the year!
Be careful what you wish for as Berzerk Productions present Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy-tale as it comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods JR. It features all your favourite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
If we're going to get through this, we must stick together...
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Berzerk Productions: supporting local children and young people in theatrical productions. All proceeds go towards other projects involving young people. Berzerk provides Drama Factory workshops and LAMDA examination classes across Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Innovators not imitators!

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterly

Berzerk children accompanied by JG Dance students will be again performing in the professional opera Madama Butterfly on Sunday, 16th February 2020 at The Hexagon, Reading.
We are very proud one of our students will be playing the part of Sorrow in this production.

LAMDA

Berzerk LAMDA

Our winter exam date was a chilled-out day. Seeing our students tackle the first exam of the new LAMDA syllabus. We were extremely proud of how all the students conducted themselves and came out smiling. Once we have our results in will let you know how they all got on. The exam dates for the Spring term are on our website. Parents of LAMDA students please do make a note of the dates, please. We have enjoyed our LAMDA showcases this term and plan to have these at all our locations throughout next year.

Look UP

Look Up Auditions

Our 13+ intermediates and seniors get the chance to audition for our National Theatre Connections project of Look Up. For those that have a real love of acting or street dance, this show is for you. Why not LOOK UP to start 2020.
Auditions Sunday 12th January for our next Berzerk production in association with The National Theatre.
Online Audition booking form
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Ages 13+ that have a love of drama/acting or are taking the subject at GCSE and above. ALSO, strong street dancers that can act or would like to improve their acting. Please apply at the link above to be sent script and full details.
Audition date: Sunday 12th January.
Please take careful note of full commitment needed. All welcome to apply, not just current Berzerk students. Those interested in the technical side or other aspects of making theatre are welcome to apply too.
Look Up plunges us into a world free from adult intervention, supervision and protection. It’s about seeking the truth for yourself and finding the space to find and be yourself. Nine young people are creating new rules for what they hope will be a new and brighter future full of hope in a world in which they can trust again. Each one of them is unique, original and defiantly individual, break into an abandoned building and set about claiming the space, because that is what they do. They have rituals, they have rules, together they are a tribe, they have faith in themselves.... and nothing and no one else. They are the future unless the real world catches up with them and then all they can hope for is that they don't crash and burn like the adults they ran away from in the first place.

Sport In Mind

Sport In Mind

We are also very proud to be supporting the recent Pride of Reading Awards winners Sport In Mind for our charity performance of Look Up on Friday 28th February. We also plan to support them through other events in 2020.
 
Sport in Mind is a Berkshire charity with a simple mission – to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity. The charity delivers an innovative sport and physical activity programme that helps promotes mental wellbeing, improves physical health, combats social isolation, builds self-esteem and empowers people to move their lives forward in a positive direction. Sport in Mind’s work is endorsed by the NHS and has gained national acclaim, recently being presented with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Pride Of Reading

Pride Of Reading

As always, we are delighted to be able to be involved in the Pride of Reading Awards and help celebrate the incredible people and organisations that make a difference in our town. Our students helped host the awards and took part in the welcome with Starlet dance girls. Another humbling year and a highlight of our performing calendar each year.

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.

We say farewell to our drama coach Tom Baker and wish him the very best on his pastures new. We welcome two new coaches to our cohort. Pixie and Aundre are both fresh, full of creativity and have some fantastic lesson plans and ideas for next term.

As always and sincerely, we would like to THANK YOU for your continuous support of our classes and productions. Please do keep passing on our information to those who would like to go ‘Berzerk’. As I always say word of mouth, is by far, still the best advertising. Keep an eye on our Facebook page too for other projects or performances that suit Berzerk students. Remember sharing is caring… If you have any questions regarding our coaching please do get in touch.

Let’s all have a wonderful festive season and spend quality time with family and friends. Merry Christmas everyone.

Matt and all of Team Berzerk

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