Friday, 25 July 2014

Derby Theatre. Two fabulous productions by Derby Youth

I've been hearing great things about these two Derby Youth Theatre productions. Catch them while you can and help celebrate the talents of these casts. Performances remaining 25th and 26th July.

Photos © Robert Day.

Our two youth theatre groups present a stunning double bill: Two plays in one evening, unified by the themes of freedom and sacrifice.

The Willow Pattern
Written by Judith Johnson
Directed by Emma Waslin

A classic tale of innocent, yet forbidden love. Be transported to a vibrant and colourful land of the past to uncover this traditional tale of the angry Mandarin and his determined daughter Knoon-She.

The Chrysalids
Written by John Wyndham
Adapted by David Harrower
Directed by Sarah Brigham

A powerful story set in the post-nuclear world, a place divided into ‘perfect’ humans and ‘mutants’. A young hero and his friends are growing up in fear, hoping that nobody will ever know of their unique power of telepathy. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery, or flee to the terrifying and mutable badlands.

Please note there are two shows per evening

The Willow Pattern (presented by Youth Theatre ages11-14) running time approximately 55 minutes


The Chrysalids (presented by Youth Theatre ages 15-19) running time approximately 50 minutes

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