Aladdin Junior

Open Auditions

Sunday 18th March 2018
The Sawpits Centre, Richmond Road, Towcester NN12 6EX

    • 2-4pm (Yr 1-6)
    • 4-6pm (Yr 7-13)

No need to book a place – simply arrive at the relevant session time for you age group.
Wear comfortable clothing & footwear
No need to prepare anything beforehand
Most importantly – Come prepared to have fun, be yourself and do ‘your’ best!

Participation Fee & Requirements
Guest Appearance Cast – (NHPS Singing Club / Ballet Dancers / Commercial Dancers) £10
Ensemble cast £15
Principal Cast £30
Please note only one participation fee is required per child to cover extra rehearsals, scripts (Ensemble & Principal cast only) and costumes costs.
Ensemble & Principal Cast will be required to attend Aspire Arts Academy for the Summer Term Singing & Drama classes on Tuesday evenings.

Timings Cost


4.30 – 5.00 Singing
5.00 – 5.30 Drama


5.30 – 6.15 Drama
6.15 – 7.00 Singing
Rehearsal Schedule
(All rehearsals will take place at Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School)
Day Date
Sunday 22nd April Principals, Ensemble & Guest Performers
Sunday 13th May Principals & Ensemble
Sunday 20th May Principals, Ensemble & Guest Performers
Sunday 10th June Principals & Ensemble
Sunday 24th June Principals & Ensemble
Sunday 1st July Principals, Ensemble & Guest Performers
Dress Rehearsal (NHPS) Principals, Ensemble & Guest Performers

3.15pm – 6.15pm
(Can you ensure all children have enough to drink, & snacks)

Shows – NHPS (Approximate Running Time 1hr 15 minutes)
Saturday 14th July 2pm
Saturday 14th July 6pm
Sunday 15th July 2pm
Sunday 15th July 6pm
Ticket Price £13.50 & £12 Concessions (Under 16s & Over 60)
Booking Ticket Please email to book your tickets, this will be strictly on a first come first served basis.  Jo Anderson will allocate these tickets on Sunday and will also be physically selling the tickets from 1.30pm.

SPRING TERM (11 Week Term)
Half Term: W/C 12th February 2018
End of Term: W/C 26th March 2018
SUMMER TERM (12 Week Term)
Start of Term: W/C 16th April 2018
Half Term: W/C 28th May 2018
End of Term: W/C 9th July 2018
(No Ballet Lessons May B/H 7th May, rescheduled to Monday 16th July)

Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Lion King Junior

Our very first production of Lion King Jnr in collaboration with Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary school was literally a sell-out success!  Five performances in three days, all of which were completely sold-out.  Parents, family, friends and the Towcester Community were astounded, impressed and amazed by the incredible performances.  The eighty-strong cast which included African Drummers, Year 2 Acrobats, NHPS Rubbish Group, Singers, Dancers and Actors brought families and communities together for a truly incredible experience.

The professionalism shown by the Main Cast was exceptional, bringing the characters alive as if they were performers on the West End.  The whole Aspire community came together to make costumes, do face-painting, and build an incredible set!

If this is the standard of the very first production, then Aspire can only go from strength to strength, building on the reputation and praise generated by this show.

The South Northamptonshire Chairman had a very special message for Aspire….

Of Aspire Arts’ Academy’s First Production –
The Lion King Junior….


“What a performance!  What a vision!  How spectacular!  I would be grateful if you could convey my thanks and congratulations to all involved, both onstage and backstage, for the very hard work that clearly went into executing a complex production.  I know from experience that performers are their own worst critics, but I sincerely hope that they were satisfied and content with their own performances; they certainly deserve to be, and their audience was enthralled and delighted.  My warmest congratulations to you for inspiring such a talented group and for offering this service within our district” With very best wishes for your continued success from Caryl Billingham, Chairman SNC.

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Aspire & the Towcester Community

Our Aspire students and Songbirds have been performing to raise money for our local charity Towcester Youth Coffee House, the Tree of Hope Charity & more recently Children in Need.

We feel it is important to support young people locally, nationally and internationally that may not have the opportunities that our students have.

The Songbirds have also performed to raise money for the homeless in our area, including a performance at The Hope Centre in Northampton.

Songwriting and Recording with Fitdog Studios

Aspire Arts Academy have a long-standing affiliation with Fitdog Recording Studios in Gayton.  The Songbirds and Aspire singers have all written and recorded their own songs there with the help of John Donovan, a London-based producer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist.  Aspire groups have also enjoyed many recording days at Fitdog to record group covers, solos and duets.

We pride ourselves on writing powerful and thought-provoking songs to encourage people to think about others, care for others, and share positive and uplifting messages.
Songwriting & Recording at Fitdog Christmas 2016

Senior Song – Find Our Way Please click here for a snippet of this song or video clip here

Junior Song – Christmas Round the World Please click here for a snippet of this song

The CDs are available to purchase on request £3.50 per CD with all profits going to raise money for Children in Need and Towcester Youth Coffee House

Fitdog Studios

Get the atmosphere right and the creativity follows.
The all new Fitdog Studios has recorded Sam Smith, Tich, The Amazons, Ricardo Alfonso, Ramin Karimloo, Denise Welch, Una Foden among many other celebrities, local bands and Musicians. Fitdog Studios has been based in Northamptonshire since 2003.

We have recently moved to a new purpose built studio, with the latest State of the Art gear. Our engineers and producers are highly trained with strong connections in the music industry. Our staff are also musicians and experts on Pro Tools and Logic.

We are 10 minutes from junction 15 of the M1 and just over an hour from London, 20 minutes from Milton Keynes and 45 minutes from Birmingham.