Workshop Facilitator Abbie has been working for the Marina Theatre as their Artistic Associate since January this year. Tonight was the first ever performance night for the theatre's newly formed Youth Theatre groups.
Abbie told us: "I am so proud of how far the young people have come since the start of the year. It's difficult to think back to the time when they didn't know each other, and when "Let's play Palm Trees" didn't mean anything!
The Head of Young People & Outreach, Will Isgrove, and I devised the show The Deal Breaker, along with the two youth theatre groups. The students have been able to incorporate so many skills they've learnt through the range of workshops and guest facilitators available to them.
Every single young person has developed so much in confidence and teamwork skills, and they have all come on their own individual journeys. It's been a pleasure to watch them grow.
Well done to every single one of you! Long live the power of the Marina Youth Theatre!"
The Marina Theatre's Youth Groups meet every Saturday morning during term time. For more info see: www.marinatheatre.co.uk/youth-theatre
Photo (c) Charlie Ketchen