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The Junior and Intermediate groups of MYT are invited to take part in this year’s Play in a Weekend event on the weekend of 15th and 16th February. The event is also open to non-members who would like a taste of what we do. Over the two days the group will devise a thirty minute play on a topic of their own choosing, and this will be performed to an invited audience of friends and family on the Sunday. It … Continue reading
A very Happy New Year to all members and their families. We look forward to an exciting year with lots of plans in the pipeline. The Junior and Intermediate groups will be taking part in a sponsored improvisation fundraising event, and sponsorship forms will be doing the rounds in the next week or so. If you would like to come along and see what we get up to do come along on the day. The three hour event will take … Continue reading
MYT are holding a Quiz and Curry night on Saturday 9th November at The Raven Inn, Welshpool. There should be four members in each team, and entry price is £7 pp which includes curry, chips and rice. There will be ten rounds of ten questions each, and the opportunity to play a Joker for bonus points. The winning team will get a refund of their entry fee. The last quiz and curry night was held in August and was a … Continue reading
MYT is currently in its thirtieth year of operation, and we are still going strong, despite some severe financial cutbacks. We currently run three groups on a Wednesday evening. Juniors are school years 5 and 6, and they are taught by Lucy French-Rogers who is a drama teacher at Welshpool High School. They meet from 5pm until 6.30pm and sometimes have the opportunity to go in to the Intermediates sessions to see what is going on and get to know … Continue reading
Next year’s major production will be Sheridan’s ‘The School for Scandal’. We have already begun rehearsals and will be performing on Easter weekend 2014 (that’s Friday 18th and Saturday 19th April to those of you who don’t have a 2014 diary yet). The performances will take place at Theatr Clera, Welshpool, and we’ll keep you up to date with times/tickets/admission prices etc nearer the time.
This year’s AGM will be held at The Westwood Hotel, Welshpool on Monday, 4th November at 7pm. All are welcome. The meeting takes less than an hour and is an important part of the running of MYT. If you are a member or interested in becoming a member, please come along next Monday to see what goes on!
Thanks to all those who have intervened on our behalf, and on behalf of similar institutions in Powys. We are now in a less critical position with regard to funding with our funding being reduced by only 10% instead of the anticipated 75%. Whilst we appreciate that PCC have enormous demands on their resources we are very pleased that they are still able to back us and enable us to continue our good work!
The Junior and Intermediate groups performed a devised piece based on One Thousand and One Nights to large audiences on 13th and 14th July. Devised by the group and scripted by Penny and Lucy, the groups had great fun with their characterisations and costumes. Thanks must go to Annie Jessop who had to stand in at the last minute when Andrew Davies felt too unwell to take his part of Schariar. Annie unhesitatingly stepped up to the plate with less … Continue reading
The AGM of 2012 was held at Theatr Clera, Welshpool High School, on Wednesday 7th November. Angela Corbett joined the team as the new Trustee, following the retirement of Jacqueline Langston, to whom thanks for her years of service were given. Following the formal business of the AGM there was a raffle and presentation by Jo Munton of Vagabondi Puppets. She had been working with the intermediate group as part of Tier One of the PCC Skills for Creative Futures … Continue reading
On Easter weekend, 29th and 30th March 2013, the senior group will be performing their new devised production “Cirque du Soir”. This non-verbal piece was inspired by the book Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and is developing into a wonderful piece of physical theatre, with some fabulous pieces of music interspersed. Our workshop with Jules Tipton started us on our way, and introduced us to Carnival of Lost Souls by Nox Arcana, spooky and ethereal at the same time. This piece … Continue reading