What is RicNic?
We're a registered charity dedicated to providing people aged between 16 and 21 with the chance to put on a show - all for free.
Every single role is filled out by someone within this age range - including the more demanding positions such as Director and Producer!
The charity was established in 2004 and has been steadily growing since, with branches opening in Hampshire, Bristol, and Oxford. RicNic has now opened a branch in London, and this will be our second show, following the success of Into the Woods last year!
Please do visit our website for more information.
What's the show this year?
Before Lin-Manuel Miranda conquered the globe with the ground-breaking sensation Hamilton, the award-winning composer wrote In the Heights, a musical that tells the tale of a vibrant, diverse community in New York’s Washington Heights.
Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, In the Heights paints an intimate picture of a community on the brink of change, inviting the audience to experience the thrilling – yet often painful – reality of living in the Heights. At the centre of the action are Usnavi, a bodega owner with big dreams, and his friends Nina, Benny and Vanessa; over the course of three days, the audience follows the journeys of these compelling characters as they grapple with issues of belonging, community, and what it means to be ‘home’.
Set to an innovative score that brings the neighbourhood to life through Latin music, hip-hop and rap, this dynamic musical will persuade you to dance, sing and shed a tear alongside its vibrant and passionate characters. An unmissable experience for audience members of all ages!
When is it?
The show will run from 22nd to 25th August at the Stockwell Playhouse in Vauxhall.
Why do you need me?
RicNic does not receive any funding from the Arts Council; it also has no participation fees meaning that we rely heavily on donations for support. Your donation goes directly into the budget of the current show, and will most likely help to fund succeeding shows.