Happy New Year to you all.  At MYT we are looking ahead to the new and exciting programme of events and productions.

January 28th brings Keith and Ed back to Welshpool to lead two stage combat workshops – one unarmed which will include hair pulling, face slapping and stomach punching!  The other, for those aged 16 and over, will be an armed workshop and will focus on specific weaponry.

Rehearsals are already under way for Aristophanes’ The Clouds which will be performed by the senior group on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March.  Following on from our visit to the RSC workshop Lucy and I decided it would be interesting to put the group through their paces in a truly ensemble piece of work, and we look forward to showing off the results of all the hard work just before Easter.  Watch this space for details of how to book and performance times.

Two weeks later we have been invited to raise funds at Tesco in Welshpool by face painting and bag packing, so do come along and have a chat and lend us your support if you are in the town on that day.

Also in the pipeline for the summer are a street theatre event by invitation of Welshpool Town Council, as well as a repeat of last year’s court room drama and a visit to Crowther Hall to perform some of the scenes from last year’s production of Constable Jones’ Journal.

Not to be left out, the Juniors and Intermediates will be providing entertainment for young people in the form of Tales from the Arabian Nights, hopefully to be performed in July.  It is quite a while since either of these groups were given the opportunity to have their own show and we are hoping to make it an extravaganza with the aid of some extra funding – watch this space!

You will notice that we now have an interactive website, and your comments and posts will be most welcome.  Please feel free to add any photos or videos that you feel are appropriate, and make sure that anybody who has an interest in either joining or fundraising on behalf of MYT knows where we are.

Penny Jones – Creative and Administrative Director – 17th January 2012

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