Welcome to Huntingdon’s musical youth theatre
Spotlight Productions is the resident youth theatre at Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon. Established 13 years ago, it is a non-profit-making community-based performing arts group committed to producing outstanding musical theatre for young people in the Cambridgeshire area. It is run by a team of dedicated enthusiastic volunteers. Its key aims are to:
- encourage and nurture singing, dancing and acting talent among 13-28 year olds
- perform much-loved musicals
- demonstrate to its audiences that a West End theatre experience can be had locally in Cambridgeshire.
15 major musicals performed since 2004
Spotlight was formed in 2004. Since then, we have performed 15 major musicals to sell-out audiences. Click on the play icon below to watch excerpts from our most recent production of Sister Act the Musical. View more videos on our new Spotlight TV page!
More than 1600 young people involved and you can be one of the cast!
To date, over 1600 young people have performed in our shows and our ethos is to encourage young people from any background to take part. The group has been recognised for its support and development of young people, receiving both the Hinchingbrooke Foundation Community Award and the Huntingdon Mayor’s Award for services in the community.
If you are aged between 13 and 28 and have an interest in the performing arts, you would be welcome to join us, whether or not you have any previous experience in singing, dancing or acting.
We do not ask you to audition to be part of the group, but we do expect you to be enthusiastic and committed. You would be part of a cast usually around 60 in number. Not only would this give you the opportunity of performing in a West End style musical, but you would also meet lots of new friends with similar interests. If you talk to existing members, they will tell you that you will soon become a member of the ‘Spotlight family’, something which the group is very proud of. During your Spotlight journey, you would grow in confidence, learn a variety of skills and perform to sell-out audiences.
We produce one outstanding musical every year, which is performed in April, during the Easter school break. Show rehearsals commence in September, when the schools return from their summer holiday, on a Tuesday evening from 7.00pm until 9.30pm, at the Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. We charge £3 per week to cover room hire costs.
Why not come along to watch a rehearsal and see for yourself? Please contact us now.
Supported by over 50 volunteers
Since our first musical, Spotlight has evolved and changed from four friends to more than 50 volunteers we have today, all of whom give up huge amounts of time and energy to assist the group.
While the group is non-profit making and manned entirely by volunteers, Leaders have extensive backgrounds in musical theatre. In addition, there are a large number of specialists who support the group with expertise in scenery design and construction, wardrobe, hair, make-up, sound and lighting, photography and videography and child safeguarding.
For more information on our team, click on the following link:
We continue to look for new supporters for the group, especially those who could assist with sewing, scenery construction, painting, hair and make-up. If you are interested in joining us, in any capacity, please contact us.
Sponsor and Patron
The group is very fortunate to have a sponsor, Urban & Civic, which provides us with storage facilities for our 25,000+ costumes, scenery and props.
In 2013, Spotlight Productions was delighted to welcome Richard Woodford as its Patron. Richard’s career has taken him all over the world and his West End credits include Galileo (We Will Rock You), Javert (Les Misérables), Tony Manero (Saturday Night Fever), The Phantom (Phantom of the Opera) and Old Deuteronomy (Cats).
A highlight of Richard’s career was performing in Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables at London’s O2 Arena. Richard is presently starring as Electra in Starlight Express in Germany.
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If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us for further information.
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