Category Archives: Productions

MURDER MYSTERY 2017

The Trouble with Joe

This year’s devised production, ‘The Trouble with Joe’ took place at Theatr Clera on Easter Saturday – 15th April.  Thanks to all of you who attended and supported us once again, and from the reaction and comments that we received we are pleased to say that it was a huge success. Although at MYT we are well known for our ability to do comedy (if you have been to one of the murder mystery fundraising evening that we perform each … Continue reading

The Insect Play

The major production of 2016 will be The Insect Play by The Brothers Capek.  It will be held at Theatr Clera, Welshpool High School on Easter Saturday, 26th March at 7pm, and more details will be published nearer the time.  All of the seniors and some of the intermediates will be taking part and we will let you know when tickets become available. The story tells of a tramp who falls asleep in the woods and dreams of observing a range of insects that stand … Continue reading

Murder Mystery 2015

This year’s murder mystery was held on 25th July at Guilsfield Community Centre and served both as a fundraiser and a fun filled week for those dedicated members who took part and gave up so much of their time and experience to make it a success. The play was entitled ‘He’s Behind You’ and told of a group of amateur dramatic enthusiasts who were rehearsing for their annual pantomime.  As always the turnout was phenomenal and the feedback excellent, and once … 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.)

Arabian Nights

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

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

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

Summer Project Success

The youth theatre rounded off its busy year with a successful tour of The Masque of Deception. Cathryn, Amy, Chloe, Tom, Ffion, Harriet and Jacob worked on this adaptation of some of the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, which Ginny had scripted. This dark, atmospheric piece of theatre was toured to Hirnant, Llandinam, Montgomery and Welshpool, with full houses of very appreciative audiences at the three smaller venues, and an even larger one (in numbers) at Theatr Clera.