Summer workshops

BUDDING stars in Rothbury are getting a helping hand onto the stage.

Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) is sponsoring workshops in musical theatre during the summer holidays for young people in the village.

The two-hour sessions will be led by Ellen Roxburgh from The Sage Gateshead and will involve basic training in acting and singing.

There will be five morning sessions for those in school years 4 to 5 next week and five morning sessions for those in school years 6 and 7 in the week beginning Monday, August 15.

All sessions will be held in the Parish Church rooms in Rothbury and will cost £2.50.

The week will culminate on September 1 in a short performance at the CADS welcome meeting for the 2012 production of The Wizard of Oz.