STARTING BACK ON SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019!
We set up this new Youth Theatre Company in October 2012 to give young people the opportunity to take their performance journey a stage further. Traditionally, young people have worked for three or sometimes two terms on devising a new piece, around a particular theme or relevant topic with a professional writer, director, and choreographer. We have varied our programme with works by published writers, and this seasonr 19/20 we will be working on two pieces for production at different times of the year.
We have performed our work at the Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, The egg, Theatre Royal Bath and St Margaret’s Hall Bradford on Avon. In 2016 Stage Company performed Bassett by James Graham as part of The National Theatre Connections Festival.
Past plays to come out of this innovative programme are Faceless ‘an anti-social media play', Dreamcatcher about not giving up on your dreams, and Over 18 exploring war issues effecting young people, all devised by the company working with writer Moira Townsend Williams. In 2014/2015 we drafted in Tom Wainwright, writer-in-residence at Bristol Old Vic to work with us and Mind The Gap about the generation gap was born. 2015/2016 saw us presenting Bassett by James Graham for National Theatre Connections project which was performed with Over 18 .In2017/18, 13 local young people presented ‘13’ the award-winning Broadway Musical.
In 2016/2017 our Stage Company worked with Award winning Bristol director Dave Lovatt and a local published composer/musician Helen Temmink, and West End company The Showstoppers to produce 'FAMOUS' a piece exploring the effects of fame.
Our aim is always to give our cast a challenge, so they get a taste of what it is like to be working in a professional company, and we are extremely fortunate to rehearse every week in the amazing Arc Theatre, Trowbridge.
Venue: The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
When: Every Saturday in term time, 2pm-5pm
WE STILL HAVE A FEW PLACES LEFT FOR NEW COMPANY MEMBERS FOR OUR 2019/2020 SEASON. PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP ON OUR EMAIL BELOW!
See Reviews of Characters Stage Company’s work here.