Senior Youth Theatre

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Tuesdays: 7:00pm – 9.00pm
School Years: 10 – 13

Taking on a variety of different projects over the course of a year, Seniors is a great way to stretch your skills and become a part of Riding Lights Youth Theatre.

Spring and Summer are traditionally skills based terms, giving you a chance to really develop your skills. In the past, courses have covered:

  • improvisation
  • comedy
  • physical theatre
  • working with a text
  • street theatre

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

Autumn is when Seniors take the stage with their production term! The past few years have seen Seniors tackling MacbethThe Jungle Book, take on a musical classic with Oh, What a Lovely War!   and explore the effects of climate change with their version of Pipe Dreams – a show originally created as a Riding Lights National Tour.

Production terms give Seniors the chance to experience a production 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. Our Senior Youth Theatre also go beyond working at Friargate Theatre, often working on special projects with professional actors, street theatre for the Tour de France, and working on rehearsed play readings for Holocaust Memorial Day.

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)

Autumn Term 2017 – Feather In The Snow

“Beneath a sky full of stars a decision is made. This decision sets off an astonishing chain of events. And a journey involving a talking leopard, a greedy King, a magical bird, a tidal wave, a Sea Witch, a lost soldier, a devious dolphin, a war…and a trail of feathers in the snow.” (Methuen Drama)

Originally produced by Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company, Feathers in The Snow by Philip Ridley is a play that explores how a sense of ‘home’ can be created through narratives of magic, migration, and myth.

Every Tuesday Evening 7-9pm

Rehearsals: Tuesday evening from 12th September to 28th November 7pm-9pm
Saturday Rehearsals: 21st October and 25th November

Tech and Dress Rehearsals: 4th- 6th December
Performances: 7th- 9th December

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