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Torch Youth Theatre

The Torch Theatre/Community Education Centre - Milford Haven

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THE TORCH YOUTH THEATRE
A partnership between Milford Haven Community Ed. Centre and the Torch

The Torch Youth Theatre exists to provide opportunities for young people to learn
theatrical and social skills and develop their interests in all aspects of live theatre. We have an open door policy and performers for the senior group are chosen for their attitude as much as ability or previous experience. In the past few years participants have gone on to The National Youth Theatre of Wales, The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, The National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain and various University Drama Departments.; we hope their experience with us has helped them in some way. However the Youth Theatre in no way regards itself a stage school, but rather a place where young people working as an ensemble come together to participate in creative journeys.

About the Youth Theatre
Until October 1996 the Youth Theatre ,at different times, had been led by Tim Arthur, Joan Flowers and Mark East. At present it is led by Andy Greenhouse who has wide experience in teaching , as a director of Youth Theatre productions and director of professional touring groups.
The Youth Theatre exists to produce performances that are of a challenging nature for young people. Since 1996 the senior group has mounted productions of THE CRUCIBLE, MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT's DREAM, WOYZECK, SENECA'S OEDIPUS and FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE.

At present three groups are running:

Tues. 5.30 - 7.30 Acting Classes Age 13- 15
Thurs.5.30 - 7.30 Senior PERFORMANCE GROUP Age 15- 22
Frid. 4.00 - 5.30 Junior "SPARKS" Group Age 8 - 12

The Youth Theatre also hosts specialised workshops by professional groups or practioners. In the last few years these have included workshops by Volcano Theatre, Gallowglass Theatre, May Ann Roberts (singing), African Drumming
and Su Chu Lu (Chinese Opera movement).



Present Projects

March 2002 Lorca's YERMA (Torch Theatre)
April 2002 STRANGE ENGAGEMENTS ( Barcelona/ various venues Pembs)

Oct 2001 Commedia Dell Arte ( Day workshop with Oli Crick)
Dec 2001 Movement (2 days - Tessa de Quincy of Bodyweather, Australia)
Jan 2001 Workshop ( Katherine Alexander Theatre de Complicite)


Reviews

MACBETH .......these youngsters brought a remakeable maturity to their
performances.......
Western Telegraph

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

The players seamlessly wove acting, mime, movement, puppetry
live music into a unique showcase for the county's young people
their professionalism belying their youth.
Western Telegraph

OEDIPUS
A staggering display of singing drumming and movement that
drove to the heart of the tragedy and made a haunting experience.
Western Telegraph

FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE
......it provided me with one of the most engaging and provocative
pieces of theatre of the year. A gem!
Western Mail


CONTACT - Andy Greenhouse (01834871939)

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