We have a thriving Youth Theatre which welcomes youngsters between the ages of 12 to 19. It meets on Friday evenings (6.30 – 9.00 pm) to work on different projects, using a wide variety of theatrical skills. At the end of each project, there are usually showcase evenings open to audiences. Each project usually runs alongside school terms for approximately 10 – 12 weeks.
There is a charge of £15 per term.
This year’s work culminated in July 2016 with three successful performances of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s iconic, narrative poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” at the Little Theatre, the Uniting Church in Garden Lane and at Theatre Clwyd. Our interpretation was particularly praised by Richard Parry (Creative Director of the Coleridge in Wales Project) who talked at length to the group about how he had never seen it performed in its entirety by an ensemble. He believed that Coleridge would have loved this performance of his poem.
Highlights of the past year also included performances of our own spoof Agatha Christie “whodunnit”, and our dramatic rendering of Oscar Wilde’s “The Star Child” for the local community. Further dramatic ventures included collaborations with Chinese students from the University of Chester culminating in performances of “Nian” to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and performances based on two of Chaucer’s Tales. During last year the Youth Theatre were also asked to create performances for Chester Cathedral, Chester Library, St Anne’s Park and local residential homes.
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