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Young Company: Summer Update

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The sun is shining here at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 and we are now half way through our Summer Term. Here is a roundup of what we’ve been up to over the past couple of months, and what you’ve got to look forward to…


NT Connections 500 Festival – Gargantua

On Saturday 23rd April the Young Company performed Gargantua for the final time in the Drum as part of the NT Connections 500 Festival. 42 young people were involved in making this production happen, 20 in the cast, 16 in the design group and 6 stage managers. This bonkers show closed the festival in front of a sold out audience. Congratulations to all involved!


Young Company Playhouse Production – Invisible

The next Young Company production, Invisible by Adam Barnard, has started rehearsals! Invisible is part of the Playhouse Festival, which will be performed in the Drum on Saturday 9th July. Working with Director Lucy and Assistant Director Ryan, the 25 Young Company members aged 8-11 have already started to create a brilliant and imaginative performance. The company have been rehearsing at the weekends and during the Half Term and we are looking forward to seeing what they’ve been up to! You can purchase tickets at the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office.

Design Live Project

Young Company Design – Live Project

This Summer Term we are running our second Live Project with Young Company Design. The group are working towards the Young Company Production Invisible. Working alongside the creative team the group will design, create and build the set, props and costumes for the production. If you are interested in getting involved with the backstage areas, design and technical theatre, please do get in touch!


Young Company Summer Production – Buckets Auditions

If you are a member aged 14-21 and would like to audition for the next fantastic Young Company Summer Production, Buckets by Adam Barnard, auditions are taking place at the end of June! The production will take place in the Drum between 24th – 27th August. Directed by Lee Hart, the production will start rehearsals on the 6th July and take place over the summer holidays. It’s also a great opportunity to be involved with the Stage Management roles as well, if you are more interested in learning about what goes on backstage. To apply please click here or call Creative Learning on 01752 230379.

In other news

• Don’t forget, we have Summer Academy taking place this year with workshops throughout the holidays. Musical Theatre Academy, Play in a Week and Family Workshops taking place at TR2 and Theatre Royal Plymouth.
• Congratulations to James Ferrier who successfully auditioned to be in Priscilla Queen of the Desert which was on the Lyric stage in May
• Young Company members Alex, Simon and Tamara are continuing their Peer Mentoring this Summer Term working to support the younger members in their regular sessions. If you’re interested in mentoring, please do get in touch with Creative Learning on 01752 230379

Fancy taking part in one of our Young Company workshops or groups? Contact Oliver in Creative Learning for more information on 01752 230379 or via

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