Another year brought about another exciting opportunity to perform and for the last six months SYT Seniors have been rehearsing for their production of Twelfth Night which show-cased in Theatre Severn on April 22nd and 23rd.
The cast began rehearsals back in October and it was clear from the start that each and every member was loving the role they’d been given. The Christmas holidays meant line-learning time and when rehearsals began again in January some incredible characters began to emerge.
Each year the cast perform to the best of their ability and Twelfth Night was no exception. Krishan Jones gave Duke Orsino an instantly handsome and regal stature, with a voice to match. Chris Eldon Lee attended the dress rehearsal night and wrote that
“There were moments at Shropshire Youth Theatre’s dress rehearsal of ‘Twelfth Night’ when I felt I could almost have been in Stratford.” The review goes on to mention cast members and their beautifully developed characters which came to life even further during the show-nights on Friday and Saturday.
The experience is one which I am sure we will all remember and I myself love every show I perform in with SYT. It’s sad to see it over but I enjoyed every minute of performing with such incredible people. I know none of us can wait until we start rehearsals for next Year’s Performance of The Importance of Being Earnest.
A HUGE “thank you” to everyone who made this years show so special! To name a few: Maggie Love, Lisa Morris, Andrew Bannerman, Beverley Baker, Paul Saunders, Peter Cann and many more.
“Well that’s all one, our play is done,
and we’ll strive to please you every day.”
On Sunday, April 10th members of SYT Juniors headed down to Fordhall Farm where they performed scenes from well-known Shakespeare plays. As well as a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream the cast also performed scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. Members of the public who attended the event enjoyed watching the scenes unfold and SYT Juniors loved taking part in the day.
Members of SYT took to the streets today to show their support for The Big Busk and Shrewsbury Ark. Annabel Love played guitar while other members of the company handed out flyers in order to promote the up-coming show Twelfth Night.
Twelfth Night is going to be performed at the Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 22nd-23rd April at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £14 full and £10 concession. Don’t miss out!
With just one month to go until SYT’s production of Twelfth Night, the Seniors travelled to Walford College for their Spring Lambing Day on Sunday, March 20th and rehearsed a few scenes from the play.
Viola and Olivia
When visitors to the open day entered the Walled Garden – a beautiful setting for Twelfth Night – they were greeted with the sweet sounds of Shakespearean dialect and scenes from the performance. The student actors were dressed in Persian themed outfits – thanks to Beverly Baker – which beautifully matched the group’s twist on the play.
Although not all the cast were able to attend, those who did had an enjoyable day out and even got a chance to feed some baby goats and see other animals at the college.
Overall the cast enjoyed the day and got a chance to further rehearse scenes from the show.
We’re proud to be bringing our new production of Twelfth Night to Theatre Severn on April 22nd and 23rd 2016! With new cast members, fabulous new sets and just a touch of the exotic, this Shakespeare classic is sure to thrill audiences young and old.
Congratulations everyone on a fantastic production of the Recruiting Officer. After the Easter break, it’s back to normal for SYT to work on smaller projects, play games, learn the trade and have fun.
Next production will be The Playboy of the Western World