An update on all things Kington Youth Theatre!
Kington Youth Theatre is just one of the community venues that The Courtyard delivers weekly drama sessions to, along with Bromyard and Ross-on-Wye. Kington Youth Theatre rehearse every Wednesday evening at Kington Primary School during term time for ages 7-18. It is split into three classes with each group working on their own specific projects.
The juniors have been looking at the story The Wolf’s Colourful Coat by Avril McDonald, a story that encourages young people to find their brave. After workshopping the story, they will create a short end of term performance for friends and family.
The Intermediates are currently rehearsing their play 14 Reasons not to be in a Play for The Courtyard’s Inspired Festival in March. The Inspired Festival is an opportunity for young people to create performances relating to themes that are important to them. It is also a fantastic weekend to highlight the talent and diversity of the different groups within the youth theatre.
The Intermediates play focuses around the different skills needed to put on a play and the importance of the arts. Their performance will be in the studio theatre on Sunday 22 March at 7.30pm.
The seniors are working towards a physical theatre festival led by International Theatre Company, Highly Sprung. Over the next few months, they will be workshopping ideas, receive training from the artists and perform at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
Their piece will revolve around the importance of climate change, protecting the environment and extinction. So far, they have researched these areas, looked at the inspiring work of Greta Thunberg and ways that we can protect our world. Their devised performance will be showcased in the summer term.