Alexia McIntosh, star of Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow’s Six – The Musical, has launched digital masterclasses in Birmingham for young people aged 7-25.
Priced at £5 per person, the masterclasses are being run in association with the Birmingham Hippodrome. The aim is to allow young people to access information and advice from industry experts.
McIntosh, originally from Birmingham and best known for her role as Anna of Cleves in the acclaimed West End musical, has launched the Hippodrome’s first digital session.
“It’s always inspiring to see the young, raw talent of my hometown and it was a real pleasure getting to know the young people taking part and help them on their journey in the arts,” said McIntosh.
“Birmingham Hippodrome are doing a fantastic job in engaging young people in a time where access to the arts is limited by ongoing restrictions.”
Upcoming workshops include a dance workshop featuring Hairspray’s Lauren Stroud, and a Spoken Word workshop with Robyn Grant. Furthermore, McIntosh will return to host a specialised Six – the Musical workshop on 19 February.
In a statement, Grant said “after working and collaborating with Birmingham’s Hippodrome on a number of projects, I can’t wait to once again work with this city’s exceptionally talented young people.”
Head of Learning and Participation at Birmingham Hippodrome, Zaylie-Dawn Wilson, commented that “these workshops provide a brilliant opportunity to access guidance and techniques from industry experts.”
Words by Maddy Raine.
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