Check out these masterclasses for Peterborough’s emerging talent this month

As part of their Fierce Talent project , Peterborough’s Jumped Up Theatre are working with The Key Theatre to programme a series of free masterclasses for performers.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 5:10 am
Darren Pritchard
Darren Pritchard

“It’s been a been a tough 12 months for live performers but as the industry is opening up this is an opportunity for anyone working or training in the performing arts to refresh and stretch their skills so there are back at the top of their game as auditions and rehearsals restart,” explained Kate Hall, Jumped Up’s creative producer.

The first four early evening masterclasses are in March and are online. They include a session on March 15 with a casting director explaining what a good self-tape audition looks like. There is then a vogue dance workshop with acclaimed choreographer and director Darren Pritchard (pictured right) on March 16.

In the following week Aisha Zia (pictured above), a Peterborough-born playwright whose work has toured the world, leads a writing session on creating character from personal experience, and there is also workshop from vocal coach Loreto Murray, with refreshing voice technique for performers.

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Aisha Zia

And then, when Government restrictions allow, there will be some live masterclasses in burlesque, beatbox theatre and audition preparation, from award-winning and nationally acclaimed professionals such as Graham Bickley and Conrad Murray.

For more, including how to book a free place, visit or email [email protected] The masterclasses are part of Fierce Talent which is a campaign to empower, platform and inspire young people’s creativity in Peterborough.