2023 Show Announcement

Suffolk Young People’s Theatre

We are very excited to announce that the show this year (2023) will be –

Ghost the Musical

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Suffolk Young People’s Theatre bring you GHOST THE MUSICAL, which follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. The bond of love transcends the boundaries of life itself to grow stronger and more fully realised. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. Featuring the classic hit by the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody”, GHOST THE MUSICAL is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion to an ethereal climax that audiences will never forget. Founded in 1979, SYPT has been supporting students in the arts for 44 years and is an annual three-week summer school, giving young people from 14 – 21yrs the opportunity to work with professionals from industry, to produce a full-scale production with two weeks intensive rehearsals, followed by a week’s run in Theatre Royal.

Audition applications will open soon, Apply here

SYPT – A 3 week summer school

The Suffolk Young People’s Theatre is a three week summer school where young people are challenged to develop a piece of theatre, worthy of public performance at The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with 2 weeks rehearsals and one week of performances. This challenge has been successfully met ever since founded in 1979

Summer School dates for 2023

Rehearsals at Conservatoire EAST, West Suffolk College: 
17th – 21st July 2023
24th – 28th July 2023

  • One Saturday promotional day in The Arc, Bury St. Edmunds – Saturday 29th July, 9am – 4pm – TBC
  • Monday 31st July (Daytime ‘Get-In’ for Technical Students) performers required from 6pm – 21:30pm for a Sitz with the Band at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
  • Tuesday 1st August – 12 Midday arrival at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Afternoon Tech Rehearsal, Evening Dress Rehearsal with band until approximately 10pm. Actual times will be confirmed the week before when we know the running time of the show.

Performances at Theatre Royal
2nd – 5th August 2023 including both a Matinee and Evening show on Saturday 5th August.

Auditions will be held at:

Auditions on Sunday 7th May 9am – 5pm
at Greene King Social Club, off Cullum Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PB.
(Online video auditions to be submitted by Sunday 23rd April)

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