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What we do

Company 
Castaway Music Theatre

 

Castaway’s all-comers main company has been staging musicals, pantomimes and Shakespeare performances since 2003, drawing local and regional audiences for its sell out performances at Junction, Goole.

Working alongside professional directors, there are opportunities to act, sing, dance or play in the show band. Rehearsals are weekly; newcomers and backstage volunteers always welcome to visit and try out the experience.  

 

Recently in rehearsal: David Copperfield
Adapted from Dickens by Deborah McAndrew
Directed by Robert Readman.  

 

Currently paused, with online company Zooms continuing Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons.

Who for Anyone over 16 with additional needs who wants to be in a show

(under 16s join through Youth Theatre)

When Termtimes: Thursday nights, Friday afternoons     

 

Where Castaway, Goole DN14 5AS or online

Cost £10 per week

DAVID COPPERFIELD  in rehearsal
 
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Bringing us together - Castaway Sing
Company 
Castaway Sing Community Choir

 

Open to anyone who loves to sing, Castaway’s community choir welcomes new members, all ages, with and without learning disabilities. Directed by singer, actor and choral conductor Emma Dickinson, Castaway Sing’s repertoire is wide ranging in musical style and includes music we’ve shared, chosen, commissioned, performed as theatre, recorded under lockdown, and learnt from people we’ve sung with.

The group has sung at venues across the East Riding for many audiences and occasions – in concert, for conferences and community groups, and with other choirs. Always we sing for enjoyment and the way it brings us together, believing in the power of music to transform lives.

Who for Anyone over 16, with and without disabilities

When Termtimes: Fridays 10 – 11.45, online 10.30 – 11.30   

Where Castaway, Goole DN14 5AS or online

Cost £5 per rehearsal

To join us via Zoom, to keep in touch for when we meet face to face, or to hear about upcoming concerts or volunteer opportunities

 
Academy Courses

Castaway's Academy training programme offers weekly courses in Acting, Dance, Film and Music.  If you’re over 16 with a learning disability and keen to develop your skills and confidence in one or more of these art forms, this is your opportunity to learn more, create and perform. Led by professional artists, you’ll work to your strengths and be part of a group, making friends and achieving together.  For under 25s there’s an option to work towards Arts Awards Accreditation. 

 

This is flexible provision from one day to several each week, enabling students to combine with college courses, sixth form or work placements.

Many areas of the work and skills you develop can be taken forward into Castaway main productions or to advanced work with Engine Room Theatre, Castaway Disability Awareness Training or to joining other companies. All courses increase communication and employability skills supporting students towards a positive future.

In partnership with Workers Educational Association

Who for Over 18s with additional needs wanting to progress and gain skills

When      

Termtime daytime courses:
half or full days between10.00 and 15.00

  • Dance – Mondays

  • Film – Wednesdays

  • Music – Thursdays 

  • Acting – Thursdays 19.00  
     

Where Estcourt Street, Goole DN14 5AS or online

Cost £30 per day, £15 per half day (can usually be funded through personal budgets or EHC plans, please ask)

For the Academy Prospectus, to book a taster visit or to join a course

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Castaway Dance: BLUE
 
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Castaway Creative: STORMS AND SHADOWS
Academy 
Castaway Creative

Bringing together people with high support needs and complex disabilities, this group meets weekly in Castaway’s Estcourt Street main space to create music, drama, story-telling and film through a multi-sensory, multi-media approach that enables maximum enjoyment, interaction and participation. Working with associate and visiting artists, we devise and perform work for community audiences and spaces. Volunteers are welcome to join the group as co-creators or in backstage roles.

Who for Anyone over 16 with high support needs

When Termtimes: Mondays 10 – 3 half or whole day, online 11-12       

Where Estcourt Street, Goole DN14 5AS or online

Cost £30 per day (can usually be funded through personal budgets) or group rate.

For more information and to visit for a taster

 
 
Youth
Music and Drama

 

For children and young people with additional needs, Sloop Music and Castaway Youth Theatre run year round on termtime Saturdays.

 

Led by professional artists, each group combines opportunities to be creative, learn new skills, have fun, and be part of a group who make and perform together. Specialist support enables every young person to build confidence and participate fully.

Join us for a taster session or to find out more about holiday projects and youth trips.

 

Who for Youth members over 16 can access other Castaway groups as well.

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Youth members join the main company in JUST SO  
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Youth Theatre production of PIED PIPER 
Youth
Castaway Youth Theatre

 

Castaway Youth Theatre for 8 – 18s who want to act, make music and films, and perform shows with music. There’s opportunity to build  your skills and take part in Castaway Music Theatre’s big productions; and you can work towards Arts Awards accreditation as an option.

Everyone welcome - it’s a great way to make friends, have fun and achieve more than you ever thought you would.

Who for Young people ages 8 to 18 with additional needs who like acting, music, being in shows

When Term time Saturdays 12.15 – 2 (or online at 12)       

Where Estcourt Street, Goole DN14 5AS or online

Cost £3 per session

Led by Elle Douglas

Funded by Children in Need

 
Youth
Sloop Young Musicians

Music making for 10 - 25 year olds who come from a wide area around Goole. A chance to learn instruments, create and record your own music, play and sing together and progress towards performing or joining other Castaway groups.

Sloop’s music crosses many musical styles. They regularly work with visiting musicians, perform and take part in events and projects around the region.

 

You can work towards Arts Awards accreditation as an option.

Who for Ages 10 to 25 with additional needs who enjoy music

When Term times: Saturdays 10–12 or online at 10

Where  Estcourt Street, Goole DN14 5AS or online

Cost £3 per session

Funded by Youth Music

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Sloop: compose, improvise, perform!
 

Creative Transitions

Arts Pathways for 16+

Supporting young people with additional needs who want to engage with the arts as a life-changing part of their journey into adulthood

 

Creative Transitions brings young people together for arts education, training, workplace and recreational opportunities alongside school, college and beyond, working locally, digitally and at Castaway, Goole.

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Castaway Music Theatre
Estcourt St, Goole,
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 5AS

Tel: 01405 761423
Email: info@castaway-goole.co.uk

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