Junior Youth Theatre

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Mondays 6:30pm – 8.00pm
School years 7 – 9

Taking on a whole range of different projects over the course of a year, Juniors is great place to dive in to Riding Lights Youth Theatre.

Autumn and Summer are traditionally skills based terms.  These are packed with drama games, and fun exercises to get you thinking theatrically. In the past, courses have covered:

  • storytelling
  • devising
  • physical theatre
  • improvisation
  • mask and character work

…to name but a few! Skills terms often end with a sharing of work for an invited audience.

Spring is when Juniors take the stage with their production term! The past few years have seen Juniors tackle a number of adventurous plays including turning Shakespeare on its head with a unique version of A Comedy of Errors, a take on John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids and adventuring in Narnia with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Production terms give Juniors the chance to experience a creating a show all the way from page to stage, finishing off with a performance run at Friargate Theatre: our professional studio theatre and home to Riding Lights Theatre Company.

Whichever term you join us for, you can be sure that you’ll finish the term having had a great time with a whole range of new theatre skills under your belt!

To find out more give us a call on 01904 655317
Apply online here or download the Youth Theatre Application Form
Cost: £80.00 per 10 week term (bursaries are available – call for more information)

Spring Term 2017 – Around The World In 80 Days

Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful butler as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard of 80 days. But his every step is hindered by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. The show will be a fun, fast, physical extravaganza as we take the audience on a whirlwind trip around the globe.

Join us on this exciting journey as we revive a classic story at Easter.

Monday evenings: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
16th January – Monday 3rd April

(Excluding half term week: Monday 20th February)

Cost: £80 (Bursaries are available, please ask)

Casting will take place on the first session of the Spring Term (Monday 16th January). All participants must be present. Since it is a production term we ask that all participants be committed to learning their lines and are able to attend the following rehearsals and performance dates. If you have any issues please talk to the youth theatre director at the time of application.

Saturday Rehearsals:
Saturday 11th February 10-4pm
Saturday 4th March 10-4pm

Production Week:
Monday 27th March: Tech Rehearsal
Tuesday 28th March: Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 30th March – Saturday 1st April: Performances