“I noticed that everyone is different but we all came together for something positive and it was nice to be part of that.”
In July 2018, LYT’s Senior Youth Theatre presented
a modern-day take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
by Pia Ashberry
with a special curtain raiser event
MUCH TO DO
devised by the Senior Youth Theatre Workshop Company
“[He is] more confident – putting more efforts into his work here and in school. [LYT] gives young people opportunities that some might not get – responsibility and sense of purpose and ability to grow as a young person.”
“A M A Z I N G. It has assisted her drama GCSEs. She is much happier, enthusiastic, all round in a better place. She has blossomed into a lovely and confident young lady who has become incredibly mature for her age.”
“The role I had was quite demanding, my resilience was tested as I was always being called on stage and sometimes I wasn’t ready. I had to change quickly, we got it wrong and we learnt how to make it work.”
Project Dates: May – July 2018
Performance Dates: Friday/Saturday 27th and 28th July 2018
Performance Groups: LYT’s Senior Acting Company, Senior Workshop Company and Technical Theatre Production Group
Participants: 38 performers and 14 Technical/Backstage crew
Download: Twelve Programme
About the Plays:
TWELVE was originally created with and performed by the Senior Youth Theatre in 2003. It has been updated and re-staged for the 2018 Senior Youth Theatre – Acting Company. Original cast members from the 2003 production – Sebastian Constantine and Junior James – now form part of the professional creative team.
Directed by Helen Stanley, Sheryl Malcolm and Sebastian Constantine.
Choreographed by Chloe Edwards-Wood
Original Music by Junior James
Designed by Sally Hardcastle
MUCH TO DO is a new short play inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Written by Sophie Ellerby
Directed by Sophie Ellerby and Arne Pohlmeier