In 1997, an assessor from the National Theatre saw the production of Asleep Under the Dark Earth which was subsequently invited for performance at the Cottesloe.
In his report he said:
“This is clearly a well organised and popular youth theatre with a tradition of innovative staging (and) mutual support . . . a really happy company inspired and encouraged by strong direction.
There is a strong sense of the company’s identity and tradition. A preference for simple and striking images and a respect for the ensemble over the individual. This style has emerged over years and there is a sense of continuity in the return of former members, some now drama students, to watch and support. Commitment is clearly not a problem. I was struck by their confidence and belief in the company above and beyond a single show.
They expect high standards of themselves and clearly achieve them.”