Ewan Connor on assisting with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Ex-Youth Theatre member Ewan Connor has shared his experience on assisting with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Courtyard’s upcoming Junior Youth Theatre production.
Hi, my name is Ewan Connor and I was a part of The Courtyard Youth Theatre for 12 years before pursuing a career in motorsport. When the opportunity came up to assist with the production I did not hesitate to take it.
As a Youth Theatre Assistant, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the magic of theatre and the impact it can have on young people. Assisting with rehearsals, helping to coordinate productions, and engaging with the performers has been a truly rewarding experience.
The most rewarding aspect of being a Youth Theatre Assistant is witnessing the growth and development of the young performers. I have seen first-hand how the confidence and self-esteem of the young actors improves over time, as they learn new skills and gain experience in performing. It is incredibly rewarding to see them transform from shy and hesitant performers into confident and passionate actors, ready to take on any challenge.
Being a Youth Theatre Assistant is an excellent way to develop a wide range of skills. I have learned to communicate more effectively and work collaboratively. These skills have been essential not only in my work as a Youth Theatre Assistant but also in my personal and professional life. Moreover, the role has given me a chance to be creative and think outside the box. It also provides a sense of community and belonging.
The theatre is a place where individuals can come together and work towards a common goal. I have had the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals who are passionate about theatre and who share a common interest in working with young people.
Being a Youth Theatre Assistant is also a great opportunity to give back to the community. Working with young people and providing them with a safe and supportive environment to explore their creativity and develop their talents is an incredibly fulfilling experience. It is heart-warming to see the impact that the Youth Theatre has on the performers, their families, and the wider community.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Courtyard Junior Youth Theatre present a brand-new production of CS Lewis’ timeless tale this Easter.
During a game of hide-and-seek, Lucy ventures into an old wardrobe, only to find that a magical kingdom lies on the other side. As she steps through the wardrobe, she discovers the mystical land of Narnia, where Lions can talk, Fauns make tea, and it is always winter but never Christmas.
Join Lucy and her siblings Edmund, Peter and Susan as they help Aslan, Mr Tumnus and even Father Christmas in a quest to defeat the Evil White Witch. Will the children ever return home through the wardrobe? Or will they be stuck in Narnia, in eternal winter forever? Featuring original music, spectacular costumes, and plenty of Turkish Delight, this family show will entertain audiences of all ages!
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is on from Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 April.