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
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).
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)
Movement (2 days - Tessa de Quincy of Bodyweather, Australia)
Jan 2001 Workshop ( Katherine Alexander Theatre
MACBETH .......these youngsters brought a remakeable maturity to their
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The players seamlessly wove acting, mime,
live music into a unique showcase for the county's young people
their professionalism belying their youth.
A staggering display of singing drumming and
drove to the heart of the tragedy and made a haunting experience.
FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE
......it provided me with one of the most engaging and provocative
pieces of theatre
of the year. A gem!
- Andy Greenhouse (01834871939)