Where The Bees Fly – Schools Choir Opportunity!

As part of our Where The Bees Fly project, two members of our team have been busy delivering workshops in local schools. Jess and Sophie have been teaching music from the show to pupils from years 3 to 6 of Churchfield school in Rugeley & are currently taking bookings in more schools in the Walsall area. Pupils have learnt the song Silent Riot which they’ll be singing during the show, and we’re incredibly excited to have them joining in as part of this production.

We would also like to open the opportunity to take part in the children’s choir to our website audience, so if you or anyone you know would like their child to gain the opportunity to perform to family & friends in a brand new piece of musical theatre for the community, please fill out the form below, which contains all the information about rehearsal videos, costume etc. We can’t wait to see you there!


Tickets are now on sale for Where The Bees Fly and selling quickly. You can purchase yours now through this link. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-lamp-arts-centre

Summer Productions 2023

Our incredible Production Teams are working hard to bring their shows to a stage near you this summer across 4 locations! Please continue reading to find out about each of these productions and if you wish to book tickets to any of these shows, please visit https://ricnic.org.uk/events/ and click ‘register for event’ to book yours!

RicNic Alumni – Oxford

Our first ever RicNic Alumni Fundraising Cabaret is taking place in the heart of London. We are proud to present En Femme En Homme! After much work behind the scenes, Sas Morgan and River James are pleased to be presenting this brand new cabaret, bringing together an incredible cast of previous RicNic participants. Tickets for this one-night-only event are selling quickly. Head to our Whats On page and get yours now before they’re gone!

RicNic Hampshire

Following last year’s success of Spongebob the musical, RicNic Hampshire are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of Disney’s High School Musical, returning as a branch once again to Hangar Farm Arts Centre in Totton, Hampshire on the 10th-12th August 2023. Bringing the beloved movie franchise to life on stage, the show features all the catchy tunes and energetic dance numbers that made the movies so popular. It’s a fun-filled, family-friendly production that’s sure to be a hit with fans of all ages.

RicNic Staffordshire

Hot off the press, we’re incredibly excited that RicNic Staffordshire will be staging GREASE! this August summer bank holiday at The Brewhouse Theatre, Burton on Trent for those last few ‘Summer Nights’ of the year! If you think you were ‘Born to Hand Jive’ make sure you book tickets to head back to 1950s Rydell High with this beloved musical & experience the friendships, romances, adventures, and of course all those unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll hits that make GREASE! one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals.

RicNic Cheshire

This year RicNic Cheshire are excited to be performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Malbank School & Sixth Form, Nantwich, Cheshire on the 24th-26th August 2023. This Tony Award-winning musical comedy follows a group of eclectic contestants as they compete in a spelling competition. Filled with hilarious moments and catchy tunes, the show is a crowd-pleaser for all ages. We can’t wait to S-E-E you there!

Community Art Events in Walsall

This year RicNic is running an exciting new project in Walsall which brings all 4 of our working strands together – Outreach, Engage, Productions & Commissions. We are partnering with Work In Progress Theatre to bring their brand new musical Where the Bees Fly to a public audience in June at the Lamp Arts Centre in Brownhills from June 23rd-25th. Not only is every member of the theatre production company under 25, the entire cast of young people (also aged 16-25) has been recruited from Walsall & surrounding areas through our Engage sessions & via our social media.

To support the marketing of the show, a separate group of Young Producers from Walsall have been working hard since January to conceptualise, market & deliver a series of Community Art events for all ages in the area. These events have included everything from arts & crafts to dance & circus workshops, & have been a fantastic way for the community to come together, learn about climate change (the theme of the musical) & to hear about the show. We have also delivered Own the Stage sessions in several primary schools in the area, where children have gained their arts award, written poetry, drawn pictures & learned about the musical & its themes. Check out our What’s On page to read about our upcoming community art and dance days if you want to get involved!

All the beautiful art produced at both the Community Art events & in the schools will be showing at the Lamp Arts Centre in Brownhills as a curtain raiser to the musical. Book your tickets now!! www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-lamp-arts-centre