Press Release

Press Release
Newbury Youth Theatre present:
The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork
Monday 7 – Saturday 12 August 2.30pm 
Venue 40, The Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh
Tickets £8 (£7)

Odyssey Oddity
Newbury Youth Theatre return to The Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh from Monday 7 – Saturday 12 August with their latest original production: The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork.
“A force to be reckoned with” BroadwayBaby 2016 4 Stars
“Newbury Youth Theatre have once again brought a must see show to the Fringe”
ScotsGay 2015 4 stars
Beginning on remote island, enshrouded in mist, Jack Coleman goes on an epic quest to find his father in a production that has been devised by the company and written and directed by Tony and Amy Trigwell-Jones.
The award winning young company continue to explore exciting new ways to tell stories using ensemble techniques, playfulness and touches of simple magic. The result sees us visit forgotten tribes with limited vocabulary, sea monsters, greedy giants, giant bottoms and an undersea world in a silly and touching adventure for the whole family.
“This is storytelling at the highest level, told with vigour and intelligence that completely engages adults as well as children.” FringeReview 2014 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW
“A consummate ensemble piece” Edinburgh Reporter 2013 5 Stars
“Riotous good fun…” BroadwayBaby 2012 6 Stars (BOBBY Award)
Started over 32 years ago, by Founding Director and continuing Producer Robin Strapp, Newbury Youth Theatre has always operated on the principle that high quality theatre can be made collaboratively with young people. They aim to harness the creativity of the workshop experience, developing ideas using a variety of styles and techniques.
For almost twenty years they have toured a production to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they have enjoyed many excellent reviews and significant awards..
“Newbury Youth Theatre is an exciting and dynamic young company others could learn from” Herald 2011 5 STARS
“This is a production worthy to stand alongside others by more experienced and older companies” British Theatre Guide 2011 5 STARS
Independent Critic’s Choice 2010
Given that they are a non-auditioning youth company with a constantly changing cast, their Fringe pedigree is perhaps surprising, yet audiences and critics alike seem to lap them every year.
  “Thought provoking, entertaining and moving… enchanting” Three Weeks (Editor’s Choice Award) 5 Stars 2009
“The ensemble shines in this dynamic and well choreographed piece’ 4 Stars The Herald 2008
“As accomplished as Michael Morpurgo’s Aesop’s Fables” 5 Stars The Herald 2007
Tickets for The Glorious Invention of Emmanuel Stork priced £8 (£7 discounts) are available from the Fringe Box Office on 0131 226 0000, directly from the Quaker Meeting House on 0131 220 6109 or online at