Shropshire Youth Theatre to Perform Classic Play at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn

The ambitious Shropshire Youth Theatre is a hive of activity once more as preparations and rehearsals start in earnest for the company’s next annual production – Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, which will run on 23 and 24 March 2012 at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn

Lanyon Bowdler was delighted to sponsor the group’s hugely successful March 2011 production of ‘The Cherry Orchard’, at the Theatre Severn and is only too pleased to support their next venture!

The play tells the story of a servant girl’s growing bond with a baby she rescues in the midst of a revolution.  The text also gives the actors the chance to form a small music group which will perform the accompaniment to the songs that form a vital part of the epic drama. 

In addition, the actors have to learn a new skill – puppetry!  This will mean special workshops and the opportunity for the company to rise to a new challenge! 
Committee Chairman Matthew Broomfield has been keeping us up to date on progress so far, and tells me that the rehearsals are coming along well and on schedule.  At the moment they are working their way through the play and working on each scene as they come to it under the guidance of their director, Andrew Bannerman.   The musicians have also been able to share some of their work with the actors to explore the sounds and rhythms to fit these in with the relevant sections of the play. 

We’ll look forward to hearing how they get on with their puppet rehearsals soon.