Another Award for Neston's Youth Theatre
|Author: Samantha Giblin||Published: 13th September 2017 09:33|
In July, InterACT Youth Theatre took their award winning play 'The Snow Dragons' by Lizzie Nunnery to the Lamproom Theatre in Barnsley.
IYT had qualified for the National Drama Festivals Association British Winners' Final. IYT qualified for the NDFA British finals as they had won at the Leverhulme Drama Festival in April at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight. The Lamproom was very welcoming and the production was well received by both the adjudicator Russell Whiteley and the audience alike.
Samantha Giblin (r) picks up theNan Nuttal Memorial Award on behalf of Neston's InterACT Youth Theatre.
The group came second and were given the Nan Nuttal Memorial Award, recognising their achievement in engaging young people in theatre. A huge thank you has to go out to the parents who were prepared to get their youngsters across the mountains to the Lamproom and to our wonderful volunteer Trustee Elwyn Parry who has been with the group through thick and thin. Also thanks to our funders - Neston Town Council, The John Thaw Foundation and CWaC contributions from Cllrs Nigel Jones and Martin Barker. My co-director Natasha Symms and I are very proud of everyone involved, especially our young cast who represented Neston with gusto.
September sees the start of preparation for the 2018 season. The group has already selected their play for National Theatre Connections and the same play will also be entered in the Leverhulme Drama Festival. IYT is part of Registered Charity Little Actors Theatre Company. Based in Neston the group meets on Wednesdays 5-7pm at Neston Community and Youth Centre. Scholarships are available and new members are always welcome.
IYT has an open door policy and there are no auditions. Details from 0151 336 4302 or InterACT@littleactorstheatre.com.