I have a great competition that I want to share with you, especially for those living in the Midlands! The Old Rep has launched a swashbuckling competition in a bid to discover the region’s budding young artists this summer. They are inviting children up to the age of 12 years to get creative and design their very own Treasure Island.
Whether you dream of pirates, sailing ships, mermaids, talking parrots, or something completely different, The Old Rep wants to see what your fantasy island would look like. Let your imagination run wild with colours, paint, glue, glitter – you can use anything you like to create your artistic masterpiece. Make sure it’s bright and eye-catching so it will really stand out!
Brought to the stage by Scott Ritchie and BOA, The Old Rep will be battening down the hatches later this year as the classic tale of Treasure Island takes to the stage from 20th November 2015 to 3rd January 2015. Featuring tales of buccaneers and buried gold, this magical voyage will include matinee and evening performances for visitors of all ages.
The winner of the competition – chosen by a celebrity judge – will have their work featured on the front cover of the Treasure Island programme, which will be available at The Old Rep throughout the duration of the show. The winner will also receive five free tickets for them and their family to see the Treasure Island production and have the opportunity to meet the talented pirate cast.
For those who aren’t lucky enough to win, there will still be the chance for artistic fame, as entries will be displayed throughout the theatre in a dedicated Treasure Island art competition gallery.
To enter, you need to submit a picture of your fantasy Treasure Island to The Old Rep by Saturday 10th October 2015. This can be done in two different ways: either post your artwork to Treasure Island Art Competition, The Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY, or scan your picture and email it to email@example.com.
This competition is open to children of up to 12 years. Please make sure that you include your full name, age and a contact telephone number with your entry. The Old Rep cannot guarantee that they will be able to return your picture.
For more information about the Treasure Island, or to book tickets, visit www.oldreptheatre.co.uk or call 0121 359 9444.
Disclosure: We will be invited to review the performance.