Youngsters can enjoy learning about poetry, singing and performing on stage as The Theatre Laboratory embarks on a UK tour this summer.

Following successful Easter workshops in Fulham, this theatre group for children is embarking on a UK tour, including locations such as The Fulham School for Boys, the Chelsea Harbour Club and World of Dance in Southfields.

During the summer holidays, from Saturday July 25 to Sunday July 26, children can take part in a Mini LAB for the weekend at World of Dance in Southfields.

Workshops will teach songs, poetry, scenes and routines from current West End and Broadway shows, ending with a 20-minute performance for family and friends.

The current workshop is entitled Revolting Children, and focuses on hits from current West End musicals Matilda, Wicked, Hairspray and more!

Founded by professional actors and graduates of the Guildford School of Acting, Zachary Morris and Rachel Knowles, the workshops aim to build children's confidence and character with 'pop-up' theatre taught by West End and Broadway actors, who are currently working in the industry on film, TV and theatre.

Co-founder Mr Morris, said: "The focus is on laughter, joy, personal growth and collaboration.

"Our LABs are unique in that we run them as part of collaborative rehearsal environment and our young performers are treated like professionals.

"At the heart of this LAB is the empowerment of our performers creative power, and the ability to stand tall against the challenges of this world. It will not only inspire our performers to reach new heights in dancing, singing and acting, but will also promote a widening of personal horizons and dreams."

The workshop's theme will be "Revolting Children"

A testimonial for the workshops, from parent Sam Power, said: "This has changed his life, I'm overwhelmed with how much all the children have achieved, I just didn't know he was capable of that!"

The workshops feature classes by current West End and Broadway actors, including Alan Shaw (Les Miserables), Jordan Lee Davis (ITV's "The Voice"), Anna McGarahan (Scrooge) and many more.

Mr Morris added: "Why do I want to teach and inspire children? Because I believe the most potent muse of all is our own inner child. At the Theatre LAB we believe every child is an artist, the problem we all face is, how do we remain an artist once we grow up?

"I starred in my first West End musical at the age of 11, and it was a life-changing experience. Nothing compares to theatre in the west end, and it was that experience that gave me the confidence to become a successful performer.

"It's important that children see theatre and are immersed in it, as they learn so much about life through different characters and stories. I'm so grateful that my career rewards me with so many special opportunities to connect with, and inspire young people."

The workshops will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 25, and 10am to 2pm on Sunday July 26, and will cost £60 for the whole weekend.

For more information about the workshops or to book your place, head to the Theatre Lab website, email, or call 07774499945.