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PUBLISHED: 17:17 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 17:30 16 August 2010

BUDDING actors and dancers have the chance to perform on a West End stage during the summer holidays. The Churchill, Bromley s

BUDDING actors and dancers have the chance to perform on a West End stage during the summer holidays.

The Churchill, Bromley's season of summer school called East Meets West-End for children aged eight to 11 and 12 to 16 create a performance using drama, music and dance over a week that will be presented at The Playhouse Theatre, London.

This year's project is inspired by stories and art forms from China and youngsters will be joined by participants from Richmond and The New Wimbledon Theatre.

Dancers of all levels are also invited to take part in Just Dance, a five-day musical programme, culminating in an informal performance for family and friends at the end of the week at The Churchill.

For tots, there will be a chance to go around the world in five days as part of a series of magical drama workshops for intrepid explorers with a small performance at the end of the week.

Liam Shea, Creative Development Manager, said: "As well as being great fun, our summer schools are an accessible way for youngsters to develop and improve their dance and drama skills and then perform in front of an audience. The fact that this year some kids will present their work on a West End stage is an amazing opportunity and one that's not to be missed."

Just Dance for 12 to 16s runs from Monday, August 4 until Friday, August 8 from 10.30am to 4.30pm, costing £100 per person.

East Meets West-End for eight to 11s and 12 to 16s runs from Monday, August 11 until Friday, August 15 from 10am to 4pm each day costing £100 per person.

Around the World in Five Days runs from Monday, August 18 to Friday, August 22 from 10am to 12pm for three to five year olds and 2pm to 4pm each day for five to seven year olds and costs £50 per person.

Subsidised places are available for those on income support.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0870 060 6620 or online at www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

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