A record of Youth Theatre Group activities from
its formation in November 2015 to 2021
Our Youth Theatre Group paused for a few months
while we staged our Pantomime and the musical Oliver!
But it resumed in late 2022 for more sessions.
After a very long break, we resumed on 20 May 2021 and managed to keep going for about a month!
It was so good to get back together again, meet up with our old friends and welcome a few new members.
We ended the 2019 Summer Term with a performance of some pieces inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
Here we are rehearsing on 4 July with some more pics from the showcase on 11 July 2019.
The session at the end of April 2019 was one of the best yet and totally packed with action. After warm-
The first and most important part was a safety briefing and learning how to fall. After that, the real fun started. Kicks, punches, strangling and hair pulling -
And as we stressed many times in the session -
Our last session of the Spring Term '19 was amazing. In 3 groups, we had just an hour to prepare a short 5 minute performance. We were given a script and had to design the show, get props and costume together and work out a lighting plot. After a quick rehearsal, each group performed our piece on the stage -
After our pantomime, Alice in Wonderland, we began work on our 2019 programme. This included sessions on Makeup, Stage combat, Backstage work and many more -
Our last session of 2018 was quite short but intensive. We worked on mime and mask work, using the masks provided by a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner's Property Fund. The session concluded with a short showcase for family members on Thusday 18 October. Here are some photos from the mask work ...
After much hard work and preparation during the term, GADS Youth Theatre Group concluded for the summer with a showcase of their work.
On Sat 14 July 2018 at 7pm, YTG performed Richard George’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s "James and the Giant Peach". The performance was mainly for friends and family of YTG members, but was also be open to members of the general public.
Click the Peach for some photos.
The GADS Youth Theatre Group was founded by its first Director, Tom Morath, who was an inspiration to so many in the YT Group and to other GADS members. Sadly (for us anyway) Tom has moved away from the area to a new job, but the show must go on and from early 2017 the group is now being led by Tosh McGregor.
Thanks to a very generous donation from the Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Fund, we have been able to buy some professional theatre masks for the Youth Theatre Group. Here is our local Police Community Support Officer, Dawn Lowerson, presenting the masks to the group in October 2016.