Cast member Darcy Rak talks about the enthusiasm and professionalism of the young people he works with at RicNic

RicNic is an authentic youth theatre company – a unique social enterprise where young people really do get to run the show. Each summer, RicNic produces full-scale musicals in remarkable venues, where every member of the company – from the director to the dancers, to the designers to the drummer – are aged 16 to 20.

Given responsibility and trust, instead of adult supervision, RicNic participants have the best month of their lives proving what astonishing things they can achieve, and developing leadership, teamwork and valuable professional skills at the same time. Best of all, it doesn’t cost a penny: RicNic projects don’t have any compulsory participation fees. Talent and passion are what counts.

RicNic is a new organisation in Oxford, into its fourth year, the 2015 cast and team are working to top their previous sell-out productions of Guys and Dolls, South Pacific and West Side Story with recent major motion picture and fairytale classic, Into The Woods, the works of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim.

RicNic Oxford returns to Pegasus with a musical that intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them beyond the ‘Happily ever after…’ to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

This talented company of local young people promise another show filled with memorable songsand is guaranteed fun for the whole family. “Explodes with talent has wowed sold-out audiences... ...they are professionals to their very core” are just a selection of the review comments expressed by the Oxford Mail on RicNic Oxford.

Director, Harry Pudwell and Producer Shakur Gabbidon-Williams, are two talented Oxford famous young actors with experience on stage with Stagecoach and Musical Youth Company of Oxford.

Join the cast at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, until Saturday.