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Show in a Week: Seussical Jr

Join Our Seussical Cast!

Rehearsed and performed in one week:
Monday 8 – Saturday 13 August 2022

Open to anyone aged 8-14 as of 31 August 2022
For beginners, experienced performers and everyone in between
You don’t need to have done anything with Trinity Youth Theatre to take part


What is a Show in a Week?

We stage a musical in one week during the Summer Holidays, with children aged 8-14 taking all of the roles! This year, we are performing Seussical Jr, based on the stories of Dr Seuss – Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and others.A young boy dressed as The Mad Hatter smiles broadly

Over the week, we will learn some fantastic toe-tapping songs, courtesy of Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, put together some fabulous dance numbers, and rehearse the rest of the show so we can perform it for an audience at the end of the week on the Trinity stage.

Everyone who signs up gets cast in the show, with low-pressure auditions determining who takes on what role.

All cast members get a show t-shirt, digital copies of the show photos, and two free tickets to the show for family or friends (don’t worry – you can buy more if you have a large number of fans).

We provide the costumes, make-up, props and set, making the show look at brilliant as possible. Our young cast rehearse, perform, have fun, make friends and create memories that will last for years!

It costs £165 to take part in the week (that’s only £33 per six-hour day of rehearsals!)

We know times are currently financial tough for some families, and don’t want anybody who wants to come to be put off by the price. We have bursaries available for those who need support. Please contact Jason for details of The Elliott Fund.


What’s the Schedule?

  • Rehearsals: Monday 8 August – Friday 12 August, 10am – 4pm
  • Performances: Saturday 13 August


What’s Seussical About?

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical Jr, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!


“They all did so well, my child loved it and he has already asked to book for next year!
Thank you everyone for making it so fun for them all!”
A cast member’s parent from our 2019 show


All staff are DBS checked and led by experienced youth theatre practitioners. Please see Trinity Theatre’s Safeguarding Policy for more information.

If you have any questions about our Show in a Week or Trinity Youth Theatre, please email Jason and Rachel in our Creative Engagement team and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

Performed by

Trinity Youth Theatre

Dates & Times

  • Date: Mon 8 Aug 2022Time:  10:00Book Now


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