22 - 26 August

Waterford Youth Arts - If the Lights Change

 If the Lights Change by Martina Collender

It's Lilly's 18th birthday, join her on her journey through her day that will be full of presents she desperately wants and presents she doesn't. "If The lights change before I count to 3, you'll never leave me, 1....2....3"

If The Lights Change is a coming of age story, about chance and our need for encouragement, a story about the voices in our heads and the battle for us to listen to them, a story about our past, present and our future. About playing with Lego and our first days at school, finding your way of saying what you need. It's a story about brothers and sisters, teddy bears who have heard too much, first kisses and last dates. Siblings and families and the friends we choose. How we find ways to keep our head up, oh and pretending the first time you drink to your parents is on your 18th birthday. It's about chocolate cake,dresses and make up, Disney films, and fairytale endings. It's about finding the courage to take the first step into starting the rest of your life, and trusting in the past, it's about trying on different versions of yourself, birthday cards and wishes, Join Lilly on this hilarious, funny, and touching look at birthdays and celebrating someone's life and story.

Written by Martina Collender, directed by Liam Meagher. It is presented by Waterford Youth Arts 15-19 year old drama group. This flagship production has happened every summer for the last 20 years and gives young people the opportunity to work intensively on a play with a professional director. The six-week process culminates with a week of performances at Garter Lane Arts Centre (22nd to 26th August). Resourced by: Waterford City & County Council and in partnership with Garter Lane Arts Centre.

Tickets: €15.00
Concession: €13.00
Low Price Previews Tue 22 & Wed 23 Aug, all tickets €10

All performances at 8pm.   

22 - 26 August
Garter Lane Arts Centre
051 855038 or online http://garterlane.ie/
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Activate Youth Theatre Update

Activate Youth Theatre attended the National Festival of Youth Theatre in Kilkenny in July. Some of their members will also make a trip to the The Peacock to see Activate Youth Theatre member Amaya Gillespie in The National Youth Theatre production of R.U.R. - Rossum’s Universal Robots.

In early August they will host a development week for writer Ellie Menton to bounce workshop ideas for her new script which they will develop with John McCarthy as part of their Young Ensemble Scheme project.  Activate will also take this opportunity to welcome new members and plan their activities for the next youth theatre term!

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22 - 26 August

Dublin Youth Theatre - Members One Act Festival

Dublin Youth Theatre's annual Members One Act Festival will run from the 22nd to 26th August. The Festival features 3 new plays written, directed and performed by current members. 

Keep Off the Grass by Kit Geraghty
Directed by Kit Geraghty and Faith Jones
Cast: Holly Bardon, Ciara Cochrane, Rhys Coleman Travers, Michael Ryan, Ella Toibin

Somewhere a Clock is Ticking 
Directed by Luka Costello and Caroline Flood 
Devised by directors and cast
Cast: Luka Costello, Conlan Keegan, Melia McEvoy

Sæd by Sean McManus and Neimhin Robinson Gunning
Directed by Neimhin Robinson Gunning
Assistant Director: Séan Talbot
Cast: Muirin Goulding, Conlan Keegan, Maya O’Shea Beschi, Stewart Sheilds

Doors open at 7.00pm, with shows commencing at 7.30pm (2.30pm for the matinee on 26 August). The run time will be approximately 100 minutes, with one interval. Seating is limited and tickets sell quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

22 - 26 August
Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Email info@dublinyouththeatre.ie or 01-8743687
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