A WICKED workshop is to be held in Yate next month.

West End actress Jennifer Tierney will be teaching children all about the much-loved musical Wicked prior to its arrival at the Bristol Hippodrome next year.

Jennifer, who has appeared in Mamma Mia, Godspell and Chess as well as playing Elphaba in Wicked, will be paying a visit to Razzamataz Theatre School on Sunday, March 30.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love for this wonderful show with children and young people in Bristol,” said Jennifer.

“From my past experience, students really get a lot out of these types of workshops.

“The opportunity to ask questions about appearing in a West End show and the life of a professional performer is fascinating to many children and teenagers who want to take their love of performing onto the next level.”

Ross Brown, of Razzamataz Bristol North, said: “We believe it is important to encourage more young people to get into performing arts, which is shown to not only have positive effects on health and wellbeing but also on confidence and self-esteem, massively important for all children in today’s high-pressured society.”

Those taking part can expect to learn choreography, vocals, script work and audition techniques all based around one of the most successful musicals in the world.

The Wicked West End workshop is open to all children, not just current Razzamataz students, but parents are advised to book early. There will be two sessions for seven to 11-year-olds and 12 to 18-year-olds.

The workshop takes place at Razzamataz at Yate Leisure Centre.

To secure a space email bristolnorth@razzamataz.co.uk or call 08000 246161.