Productions

What we do:

Every year, RicNic gives dynamic groups of 16-22 years olds across the country the opportunity to stage a full-scale musical. 

Uniquely, every single role is filled by a young person, from the director to the dancers, designers to the drummers. We recruit a core production team, and then hand them the responsibility of creating and producing their show for a public audience in fantastic venues in each of our locations. 

Supported by our staff, Trustees and partners, each company is ultimately in charge of every aspect of the production, from balancing the budget to the colour of the costumes. 

Every RicNic Production is FREE to all participants. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, orientations and perspectives: our diversity and our inclusive approach are core to everything we do. IF you want RicNic, RicNic wants you’?!. 

How it works:

1.     PRODUCTION TEAMS RECRUITED

October – December – We recruit teams of 8 x 16-22 year olds to lead each production company for the following year, taking on the roles of Producers, Directors, Musical Directors, Choreographers, Designers and Technical Directors.

2.     SHOW SELECTED AND PREPARED

January – March – These production teams work with RicNic’s staff and mentors to choose the musical they wish to produce, establish their budget, develop their marketing materials and plan their production requirements.  

3.     CAST CREW AND BAND RECRUITED

April – July – The team recruit their wider company, bringing together a cast, crew and band for their production.  They also receive free training from our industry partners to prepare them for running the rehearsal room.

4.     SHOWTIME

August – The full company comes together for 3 weeks of rehearsals, putting all elements of the show together, promoting the show and enjoying a thrilling performance run in a local venue.

RicNic Productions for 2022 are happening in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.  We always love to hear from new people wanting to get involved and venues in other locations who would like to work with us.

Would you like to join a RicNic company or bring a RicNic Production to your area?

You can be:

Producer
Director
MD
Choreographer
Designers
Technicians
Cast
Band & Crew