23 - 25 August & 30 August - 01 September

Waterford Youth Arts - Animal Farm

Animal Farm - 2018's Summer Theatre Project

Directed by Rhiann Jeffrey and Co-produced by Garter Lane Arts Centre.

5-19 year old drama group.

Waterford Youth Arts Summer Theatre Project is back in all its glory for its 21st year, giving young people the opportunity to work as close to a real professional theatre experience as is possible alongside a professional Director. This year Rhiann Jeffrey, who is a Belfast based Theatre Director, will be working with the young people to put on the play Animal Farm which will be a theatre adaption of George Orwell's novel.

​The show will be performed in Garter Lane on the 23rd, 24th 25th, 30th and 31st of August as well as the 1st of September.

Visit the Waterford Youth Arts Website. 

23 - 25 August & 30 August - 01 September
Garter Lane Arts Centre

Update from Mr. Sands Youth Theatre

Having completed their NT Connections journey with an action-packed weekend of performances and workshops in the Lyric Theatre in Belfast in May, Mr. Sands Youth Theatre is getting into gear for another busy few months:  

Louis Lovett of Theatre Lovett enjoyed working with Mr. Sands so much in January that he has invited the youth theatre to join him for another workshop in The Mermaid Theatre this month!  If it's anything like the day they spent with him in January, they'll have a blast!  
Mr. Sands has also received Arts Council funding to make a short film. With a working title of Dancing In The Wind, the film takes its inspiration from the haunting Yeats' poem, To A Child Dancing In The Wind and has been devised by the members themselves. Shooting will take place in and around Bray in the next few months and to say they're excited doesn't even go near the mood in the group at present!  They can't wait!

Update from An Grianán Youth Theatre

An Grianán Youth Theatre presented gothic adventure The Wolves of Willoughby Chase as their feature production in April this year. Adapted by Ross Tunney from Joan Aiken’s novel, this comic melodrama told the story of two orphans trying to escape from the dreadful Miss Slighcarp and her band of villains. Directed by Nora Kavanagh, the cast of 13 included members from An Grianán’s intermediate and advanced groups and a live music score performed by guest cellist Paul Gillespie (who enjoyed his experience so much that he has now officially joined the youth theatre!).

Next on the agenda for An Grianán Youth Theatre is a trip to Glenveagh National Park to perform monologues for Cruinniú na nÓG, Ireland’s new national day of creativity for children and young people on Sat 23 June.

An Grianán will also be collaborating on July’s Earagail Arts Festival commission The Selkie alongside members of Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair Youth Theatre, the Inishowen Gospel Choir and Banyan Theatre Company.

Photo of the Cast of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Paul McGuckin.

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