Who, When, Where, What?

Who:

We welcome anybody who wants to explore performing in the theatre, there are no auditions and there is not a required standard.

Members should be aged 14-21, those over 16 are welcome to join us for our tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Under 16s may certainly perform in our summer performances at The Corn Exchanges and may come to Edinburgh but only with certified consent from a parent/guardian.

Workshops are run by Tony and Amy Trigwell-Jones who have each been making high quality theatre with young people for over 20 years.

Producer Robin Strapp was a founding Director NYT over 30 years ago.

When:

We meet every Wednesday during term-time 7.30pm-9.30pm.

We often create short performances towards the end of each term, however our main annual show takes place towards the end of July at The Corn Exchange, Newbury.

We then tour that production to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe during Week 1 of the festival (usually leaving on the first Saturday of August and returning the following Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Where:

Our weekly meetings take place at the Learning Centre in the Market Place, Newbury, with performances taking place in The Corn Exchange.

We have positive associations with all of the theatres in the area and we try to encourage our members to see a diversity of theatre styles and practises. We receive preferential rates with The Corn Exchange and with Arlington Arts Centre.

We may, from time to time, also rehearse at Arlington Arts Centre.

What:

Our workshops take the form of explorations based on improvisation, ensemble work and playfulness. We aim to explore areas of theatre that build upon, but differ from school drama curriculum.

In doing so, those who study at GCSE or A Level continue to grow and those who do not take drama as a subject, are able to access our sessions.

Our performances are therefore rooted within playful, ensemble theatre. They are often devised by the company or based on a popular story. They are always original and aim for the highest possible standards.

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