Category Archives: News

Junior Group

Now that Ffion and Amy have settled into leading the Junior sessions we decided that it was safe to increase the group numbers (which we had purposely kept low whilst the staff changeover took place).  We held a free taster session on Wednesday 9th September for those currently in school years 4, 5 and 6 to come along and find out what we get up to.  The result is that the group has now increased from 8 to 18 in number, and currently … Continue reading

Another year… Another Mysterious Murder

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.)


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!

Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Royal Wedding Workshop

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

Sponsored Improvisation

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

Street Theatre

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

And it's goodbye from her…

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

News of past and future events

Peer Gynt’s return to Welshpool in April was a very happy occasion, for cast and audiences, which came in large numbers over three nights to see the first production which brought together both senior and intermediate groups. (An earlier youth theatre production of the play was staged in the later 1980s, before any of the 2010 cast were born.)This kind of large-scale ensemble work, spiced with strong individual performances, is what the youth theatre has become known for, and from … Continue reading

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