Youngsters take lead in two shows at castle

Daniel Cooksey, Blue Watson, Tanna Way, Megan Manning and Jess Jackson
Daniel Cooksey, Blue Watson, Tanna Way, Megan Manning and Jess Jackson

Talented youngsters promise to put the audience at the centre of the action with their innovative performances at Broughton Castle.

Cherwell Theatre Company’s youth theatre group has split into two to perform in the picturesque gardens and medieval Great Hall on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31.

Almira Brion is directing Listen, which takes place on the Saturday evening. She said: ,“I have been most excited by this project.

“ It’s a great opportunity for us to explore performing outside of a traditional theatre space, as well as become our own mini theatre company, taking on roles behind the scenes as well.”

Michael Deacon directs the second group’s Shakespeare: 400-and-a-half Years Later, which is being performed on the Sunday. He said: “It’s a great opportunity to use such a beautiful location as Broughton Castle.

“This project is a chance for all company members to have some fun with devising characters that may explore some ‘larger than life’ personalities in the world of theatre.”

The project, supported by the Cherwell Theatre Company professional associates Jess Lloyd-Jones and Jessie Braviner, gives young people an opportunity to act in and devise their own unique show, as well as offering the chance to take on writing, stage management, design, sound and even marketing duties for their companies.

Tickets on the gate cost £4 or £3 for concessions.

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