What is RicNic?
Each summer, RicNic produces full-scale musicals in amazing venues, where every member of the company - from the director to the dancers to the designers to the drummer - is aged 16 to 21 years.
Given responsibility and trust instead of adult supervision, RicNic participants have the best month of their lives proving what remarkable 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.
Why do we need your support?
RicNic, unlike many youth theatre companies, has no participation fees meaning that we rely heavily on donations for support. We believe that everyone from any background should have the oportunity to explore theatre, and what it is like to preform on a commercial stage! Your donation goes directly into the budget of the current show, and will most likely help to fund succeeding shows. We need your help to fund this year's show. Please do check out our website for more information!
This Year's Show
This year RicNic 2018 are proud to be presenting the much love American Classic, Gypsy, at the historic Theatre Royal, Winchester. The show's this year will run from 22nd - 25th August. You can buy your tickets here!
It's the 1920s and we are thrown into a frantic family running the vaudeville circuit, with Baby June and her farm boys in the limelight, but a powerhouse of a woman, Mama Rose, very much at the forefront of everyone's lives. Determined to give her daughters, June and Louise, the life she never got, Rose pushes them into showbiz, making many sacrifices to keep them there. But has she pushed too far?
Loosely based on the 1957 memoir of infamous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the powerful story of one woman's dream to live her life through her daughter's success, and the great lengths she will go to to make those dreams a reality.