Hall for Cornwall (HFC) is introducing two weekly musical theatre classes for young people between seven and 21 from September.

Hosted in Studio A of Falmouth University's AMATA building, the classes are led by the creative team behind the Hall for Cornwall's hugely successful Christmas shows.

Simon Harvey, Richard Healey and Kim Moses imparted their knowledge ahead of the September classes in summer masterclasses which saw around 50 young people learn dialogue, songs and choreography direct from the West End and Broadway over a week.

The first part of the week belonged to the juniors. Young performers between the ages of 7 and 13 spent two days practicing the Dentist from The Little Shop of Horrors and Revolting Children from Matilda, as well as learning the steps to one of the classic dances from the musical Hairspray and a song from the contemporary musical Dear Evan Hansen before taking part in a special sharing in front of their family and friends.

17-year-old Marshall is currently studying drama at Truro College and is a huge fan of musical theatre. “Some people may look down on musical theatre but it is actually more challenging than many other forms of theatre as you have to be able to act, sing and dance,” he said. “I had an amazing time this week."

15-year-old Jake is a member of HFC’s Youth Theatre group and has enjoyed the opportunity to rekindle his enthusiasm for dancing.

“I used to dance when I was younger but dropped it when my family moved “ he said. “I want to be an actor but it is important to be able to sing and dance as well if you want a career in the theatre."

Musical theatre performer and choreographer Kim Moses, who has worked with professional companies both in the UK and around the world, is delighted with the success of the summer masterclasses.

“It has been fantastic to help young people in Cornwall explore the magic of musicals and develop the skills they need to perform on a West End stage “ she said. “I grew up watching MGM musicals and am really lucky to have had the chance to work with a number of top companies.

“HFC already has thriving youth dance and youth theatre groups and we are looking forward to adding musical theatre classes to our programme from September. The young people taking part this week have really thrown themselves into the classes and it has been great to watch them develop their skills and confidence.

“We can’t wait to share our passion for musical theatre with a new generation of young people so please come and join us."

The new weekly musical theatre classes will take place at AMATA on Monday evenings, starting on Monday September 16. There will be two classes – one for juniors aged from 7 to 12 years beginning at 5.30pm and one for seniors aged 13 to 21 years beginning at 7pm. The fee is £100 per term.

To book a place please visit HFC’s website and secure your place.