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Shropshire Youth Theatre Talent Sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler

Members of Shropshire Youth Theatre will be showcasing their talent in March 2011 with a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard at the Theatre Severn

The play, which is being sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler will run for two performances, on the evening of Friday 18 March, with a matinee showing on Saturday 19 March.  The Cherry Orchard is an extraordinary mix of tragedy and comedy, with a rich assortment of characters and a surprise ending. 

Shropshire Youth Theatre was established in 1993 to provide a professionally staffed youth theatre company for Shrewsbury.  It works across Shropshire, and is an independent, formally constituted group run by a small management committee. 

It provides theatre activities for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.  The activities range from basic training in theatre skills, through street theatre and devising projects, to large scale performances staged at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn and workshop performances touring Shropshire schools and art centres. 

Matt Broomfield, who is the Student Committee Chairman of Shropshrie Youth Theatre comments “There are around 35 young people involved in the show; most of these are acting, but there are also those who are designing, purchasing and making costumes, and several students are working as stage management.  Up until Christmas we were rehearsing once a week, but the rehearsals will become more frequent now we are into the New Year.  We are all very excited at how the show is developing.  There has been a lot of contribution from all the students who are involved in a variety of capacities, and a lot of hard work from director Andrew Bannerman, artistic director Maggie Love and Beverly Baker, who is in charge of costumes.  There is still a way to go, but the show promises to live up to the high standards of Shrewsbury Youth Theatre shows so far!”

There will be more news in due course on how rehearsals are progressing so do keep checking the blog for updates.