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Musical Play in a Week


Handels Time Machine

The Quest

The Baker Street Irregulars

Arabian Nights




Since 2001, the NCEM has been running summer Musical Play in a Week courses for young people between the ages of 9 and 14.

The courses are run by musical and acting directors who pick a different theme each year and fully involve the participants in all the activities involved in staging a performance. At the end of the week the young people perform a show for family and friends.

The week is tremendous fun and the group work together to achieve extremely high results. Performances to date have included:


The Secret Orchestra (2014) See Images here
Trooper Jane (2013) See Images here
An Air of Mystery (2012) See Images here
The Kenilworth Secret (2011) See images and Video from the play here
Oak Apple Day (2010) See images from the play here
Handel's Time Machine (2009)
The Quest (2008)
Arabian Nights (2007)
The Box of Delights (2006)
Telling Tales (2005)
The Bakerstreet Irregulars (2004)
Clockwork (2003)
Blacklight Theatre Company (2002)
The Midnight Folk (2001)