Kenley Holiday Workshop is an established theatre company for young people aged from 8 to 18 years who spend a fortnight of their summer holidays each year preparing and presenting a full scale musical under the expert guidance of a talented professional production team.
KHW is able to stage the most impressive shows because it has the most impressive talent within it's membership. Many ex-members have now gone on to make the stage their chosen career.
KHW members have great fun year after year, spending two weeks of their summer holiday rehearsing and performing thoroughly entertaining and very high quality productions.
KHW shows are performed to critical acclaim from local press and NODA and have been nominated for many NODA awards over the years.
The company was founded in 1989 by Sally Dallosso and Andrea Atkinson. In setting up the company the Co-Founders wanted to provide an opportunity for youngsters to spend some of their summer holidays developing character and social skills through the medium of dance, music and drama.
For their summer show, KHW meets at the beginning of August for a week of all day rehearsals in Oxted before moving to the Barn Theatre for the second week of final rehearsals and performances.
An evening that sent us all away smiling with a reminder not to miss next year’s production.
From opening to final curtain this was a production that thoroughly entertained, and which certainly did not lack effort from the massed company of 51 at last count, who certainly understood the word ‘smile’.
Through all the years I have been reviewing KHW I am still entranced by the quality of the shows contrived over just two, albeit intensive, weeks, yet they’ve done it again.
Kenley Holiday Workshop has a large number of costumes available for hire. We specialise in costumes for children and young people and can supply single items or complete sets for a number of shows.
Complete sets of costumes are now available for:
Alice in Wonderland,
Half a Sixpence,
Kiss Me Kate,
Les Miserables (Schools Edition),
Me and My Girl,
The Mikado (Junior Version),
The Wizard of Oz and many more
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries regarding our costumes available for hire.
TRIUMPH. The Kenley Holiday Workshop production of "Half a Sixpence" is the best one seen by our reviewer. What a cracker of a show.
But surely the greatest applause must go to musical director Micaheal Burbidge, who had produced an impeccable two-and-a-half hours of musical brilliance which we were honoured to savour.
Their presentation of “Les Miserables” was, quite simply, an outstanding piece of musical theatre, an achievement made even more remarkable when one considers that this talented company only had 10 days of rehearsal.
We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Alternatively, if you're interested in joining KHW, click here for an application form!
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