- 1 Introduction
- 2 Crew
- 3 Reviews
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Reminiscences and Anecdotes
- 6 See Also
From Shakespeare and sword fighting to hard-hitting modern classics the SLT Youth Theatre showcased their talent in this evening of comedy, drama and musical mayhem:
Romeo and Juliet
An excerpt from the opening of Romeo and Juliet - a chance to showcase one of the specialist skills Youth Group members have been learning as thumbs are bitten and blades are drawn in the classic scene of conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets.
- Sampson - Shona Doyle
- Abraham - Charlotte Dobson
- Tybalt - Jessamy Lowe/David Clements
- Benvolio - Rachael Judge
- Prince - Ben Dolman Bowles
Solo Dance number
- Performed by Scarlett Dobson
- Choreographed by Heather French
Much Ado About Nothing (i)
An short scene from the classic Shakespearean comedy, in which arrogant Benedick overhears a conversation between his friend Claudio and some respectable members of the establishment. Should he believe everything they say about spiky Beatrice's secret admiration?
- Benedick - Tom Bücher
- Beatrice - Ella Rigby Lewenstein
- Leonato - Jessamy Lowe/Shona Doyle
- Claudio - Ben Dolman Bowles
- Don Pedro - Charlotte Dobson
A Victorian Play
By Shona Doyle
Directed by Maria Bates
A story of love, loss and a haunted house set in Victorian London. Written by youth group member, Shona Doyle.
- Victoria Smythe - Alice Lowe
- Elizabeth Smythe - Gabriella Curry
- Anne Jones - Asia Pettitt
- Dick Jones - Louis Hamilton
- Estate Agent - Ben Dolman Bowles
- Robber - Harry Coultas Blum
- Charlotte - Caitlin Buchanan
The Gut Girls
Three scenes from Sarah Daniels' play about the "Gut Girls" of Deptford, England, circa 1900. They are rowdy, boisterous, have mouths like sailors and are as strong as the oxen they gut. By day they are up to their knees in freshly slaughtered animal entrails, but in the evenings they are their own women, financially independent to a degree rare for young working-class women in Victorian England.
- Len - Jake Thomas
- Harry - Louis Hamilton
- Jim - David Clements
- Ellen - Rebecca Brough
- Polly - Rita Goodhead
- Kate - Islay Train
- Maggie - Niquita Sookdeo
- Annie - Joanna Lanigan
- Other gut girls - Alice Lowe, Sophie Ryan, Asia Pettitt and Caitlin Buchanan
A powerful piece of new writing, inspired by the experience of being bullied at school.
- Alice Lowe
- Ben Dolman Bowles
- Charlotte Dobson
- Islay Train
- Louis Hamilton
- Niquita Sookdeo
- Rachael Judge
- Rebecca Brough
- Rita Goodhead
- Shona Doyle
The Universal Language
From All In The Timing, David Ives’ inspired collection of comic vignettes, verbal gymnastics abound in this tale of a language lesson with a difference.
- Don - Declan Doyle
- Dawn - Katy Thomas
Written and directed by Stuart Draper
Somewhere in the South of England, 1944. About tea time.
- Hilary - Scarlett Dobson
- Douglas - Taylor Richards
- Harry - Liam Sharkey
Much Ado About Nothing (ii)
A second scene from the shakespearean comedy: Beatrice's friend, Hero, has just been jilted at the altar by Claudio, a companion of Benedick –what can he say, when Beatrice is left to pick up the pieces?
The Pitchfork Disney
The Stray twins, Presley and Haley, live together in a sublimely tortured state of arrested development, apparently brought on by the mysterious disappearance of their parents. Only we know our innermost fears - what do you do to prevent the terrors taking hold?
- Presley - Harry Coultas Blum
- Presley's Imagination - David Clements
- Hayley - Caitlin Buchanan
- Hayley's Imagination - Asia Pettitt
Another piece from All In the Timing, this time thrusting its unsuspecting characters into "a Philadelphia", a Twilight Zone-like state where nobody can get what they ask for. The only way out of their dilemma? To ask for the opposite of what they want.
Written and directed by Stuart Draper
Don’t you just hate it when you get back from a hard days work, only to discover a dead stranger in you living room?
- Mike - Christopher Hynes
- Harry - Oliver Hellman
- Detective - Paris Capone
- Pizza Delivery Boy - Taylor Richards
- Corpse - Liam Sharkey
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel), performed by Declan Doyle
A version of Twist and Shout (Lennon & McCartney), performed by the whole company and choreographed by Heather French
- Directors - Maria Bates, Dave Hollander, Anton Krause and Stuart Draper
- Sword Fight Director - Anton Krause
- Choreography - Heather French
- Stage Manager - Heather French
- ASMs - Lauri Morgan and Declan Doyle
- Special Props Maker - Sharon Kaye
- Props - Alan Buckman
- Lighting Design - Neil Carmichael
- Lighting/Sound Operation - Neil Carmichael
- Costumes - Stuart Draper
- Photography - Phil Gammon
- Poster / Programme Design - Maria Bates
The Directors, Cast and Crew would like to extend a huge thank you to the following people who have helped to make this production possible: Neil Carmichael, Katie Franson, Kimball Denetso, Sharon Kaye, Kes Gray, Gabriella Charlotte Curry, Alice Lowe, David Clements, Ella Rigby Lewenstein, Hans Mudlamootoo, Alan Buckman, Mike Elliott, Val Williams, Phil Gammon and Dee Fancett.
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Reminiscences and Anecdotes
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