New Term at Torch Youth Theatre

 

 

Lights! Camera! Action! Torch Youth Theatre returns in January 2022 with new term dates and an exciting new project with Milford Haven Museum.

Since 2 November, the future stars of the stage have been enjoying a fun-packed term after returning to the theatre. With special classes, behind-the-scenes tours, and sneak peaks at the Christmas pantomime, there’s been lots going on.

Torch Youth Theatre leader Chloe Wheeler said: “Our first term back at the theatre has flown by and we’ve had a great time exploring Shakespeare, pantomime, musical theatre and even a bit of murder mystery.

“Next term, I’m thrilled to announce we’ll be working with Milford Museum on a project which will look at the opinions of our young people with the future of the museum in mind. There will be a chance for each group to visit the museum and to do some filming on location, which is all very exciting.”

The new term starts on Tuesday 18 January, and will run for 10 weeks, at a cost of £50 per child regardless of their age. The classes meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Torch Theatre and are organised by school years. They will run as follows:

 

Junior Youth Theatre

School years 3 & 4 – 4pm – 5:15pm

School years 5 & 6 – 5:30pm – 6:45pm

 

Senior Youth Theatre

School years 7, 8 & 9 – 7pm – 8:15pm

School years 10, 11, 12 & 13 – 8:15pm – 9:30pm

 

The Torch Youth Theatre has a rich history of supporting and nurturing local talent. Previous members include Connie Fisher (The Sound of Music), Dr Sita Thomas (Milkshake), Yasemin Özdemir, who recently starred in the Torch Theatre Company production of Angel, and Samuel Freeman, who starred as Prince Charming in the Torch Theatre’s Cinderella.

Chloe said: “We are proud to offer a more relaxed approach – for a huge range of young people, no matter what their experience or background.

“We know that not all our members are destined for the stage; previous members have gone on to use the skills they’ve learnt at youth theatre by becoming doctors, teachers, make-up artists, cruise liner entertainers, artists, even parents.

“It was an absolute pleasure to watch Yasemin starring in the one-woman show Angel, reopening the stage at the Torch after its closure, to sell-out audiences – we’re very proud of her. Our biggest achievement is always seeing our members grow in confidence and spirit, and to take the skills that they learn with us, into their everyday lives. We’re looking forward to welcoming new faces to our classes and can’t wait for the new term.”

Bookings for the Torch Youth Theatre’s Spring 2022 term are now open. Places are limited, for information and to book, email Chloe at education@torchtheatre.co.uk

 

Kitty Parsons

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