Young­sters can feel­good this sum­mer

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE an­nual Feel­good Academy sum­mer school is com­ing to North­wood next week.

From Mon­day to Fri­day lo­cal chil­dren and teenagers can get in­volved in singing, danc­ing and act­ing at a spe­cial sum­mer school, with a per­for­mance on Satur­day Au­gust 15.

The school in­volves coach­ing by theatre pro­fes­sion­als Penny Lane and Owen Smith, and builds to a per­for­mance of Feel­good Academy The Mu­si­cal.

Singing teacher Penny co-wrote the mu­si­cal Feel­good Academy, and last year de­vel­oped and ran the sum­mer school for the first time; the school fea­tured stu­dents singing and danc­ing, and cul­mi­nated in two per­for­mances of the mu­si­cal.

Penny said: “I give singing lessons to chil­dren lo­cal in Hare­field and the sur­round­ing ar­eas, and some of my stu­dents have gone on to per­form pro­fes­sion­ally in West End shows.

“Feel­good Academy fo­cuses on the is­sues of self belief faced by teenagers and will start to be per­formed by schools and am­a­teur dra­matic groups next year. It’s got loads of great songs and the stu­dents love it.”

A re­viewer for Lon­, on Feel­good Academy The Mu­si­cal, said: “I, for one, will cer­tainly look for­ward to fol­low­ing Feel­good Academy’s jour­ney and hope to see it in the West End at some point in the near fu­ture.

“At the end of the day, it’s great en­ter­tain­ment, a good night out, and for me, that is what it’s all about.”

The sum­mer school costs £145 for a sin­gle book­ing, which in­cludes one ticket for the mat­inée per­for­mance of Feel­good Academy on Satur­day, Au­gust 15.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to book your place at the sum­mer school, visit the of­fi­cial web­site at feel­go­oda­cademy the­mu­si­

Con­tact St John’s United Re­form Church, Hal­low­ell Road, North­wood, HA6 1DN or call 07951 294 044.

n GET­TING READY: Chil­dren re­hearse for the Feel­good Academy mu­si­cal

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