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That’s right! This years’s Murder Mystery will be on Saturday July 25th- all other details are yet to be confirmed. But all of those interested should be writing it in their diaries now, people will murder for the chance to see it (which is a great source of material.)
Welcome on board Ffion Owen, who has settled in as workshop leader for the Juniors. Ffion was a member of MYT from the age of 12 (they grow up so fast) right through to last year, and now she is passing on her expertise to the youngest group, ably assisted by a Goode teacher (Amy Goode).
Our plans for 2015 include the Senior production on the weekend of April 10th, which we have already begun to devise. There will also be a play in the weekend this spring for the two younger groups, and we are currently seeking funding to do something fitting to commemorate the end of World War II. Keep a look out as this will be updated as the information progresses.
A Happy New Year to all MYT members and their families and friends. We are very pleased to announce that although we unfortunately still have a waiting list for the two older groups, there are now places in the Juniour section which is school years 5 and 6. If you know of anybody who would be interested in joining us this term please contact Penny at Tel: 01938 553090 or 0781 772 1106.
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!
Eleven members of the senior group performed their take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the woodland at Powis Castle on 3rd and 4th September. It was titled ‘A Dream in the Wild Wood’ and took place as the summer project performance, rehearsed intensively over a period of ten days, and performed to an audience total in excess of 300. It was also the final project by the three year 13 members who are now going forward to work or … Continue reading
We have been invited by Welshpool Town Council, in conjunction with the National Trust, to provide a one hour workshop at Powis Castle on April 29th. We will be a small part of a huge celebration up at the castle, which includes all sorts of activities and events – all free of charge. If you would like to come along and watch – or even take part in – our workshop, we will be on the Great Lawn at the … Continue reading
On Monday 18th April we held our 12 hour sponsored improvisation fundraising event at the Corn Exchange, Welshpool Town Hall. Nineteen members of MYT attended from both senior and intermediate groups, and my thanks go out to them all for their enthusiasm and dedication. Their efforts will help to keep the cost of weekly sessions to a minimum, as well as enabling us to subsidise various projects and events. The day was a huge success, and many friends and parents … Continue reading
On Saturday 12th February Montgomeryshire Youth Theatre performed some of the scenes from their upcoming production of Constable Jones’ Journal as street theatre. Constable Jones’ Journal is a play that has been devised and written by the Senior group of MYT, and tells broadly of local attitudes when The Montgomeryshire Constabulary was established in 1841. Constable Jones really did exist and had to tackle all types of crime – from a stolen boar to the body of the bargeman who was found … Continue reading
The Masque of Deception (see below) was my final production, as I have now passed the directorship of the youth theatre into the more-than-capable hands of Penny Jones, who is now running the organisation, ably assisted by Lucy French. After 28 years, leaving will inevitably leave a huge gap in my life (Wednesday evenings will never be the same…) but I have over a quarter of a century of vivid memories of all the work we created together, the friendship of so … Continue reading