Birdies – School Years 4,5 & 6.
- Meet on Saturdays 9.30 – 11 am. Fees £45 per term.
Parcans – School Years 7 & 8.
- Meet on Saturdays 11.30 am – 1 pm. Fees £45 per term.
Strobes – School Years 9 & 10.
- Meet on Wednesdays 5.30 – 7 pm. Fees £50 per term.
Children can go on the list at any time and automatically move up to the next group’s list when they reach that group’s minimum age. They are placed on the next group’s list based on length of time on the whole list.
Floodlights – School Years 11 & 12.
- Meet on Mondays 5.45 – 7.45 pm. Fees £60 per term.
Blinders – School Years 12 & 13.
- Meet on Mondays 8,15 – 10.15 pm. Fees £60 per term.
Allocation of spaces that become available in these last two groups is through Selection Workshops, which take place at the end of the Summer Term. Applicants will be offered a place in the group, be placed on a reserves list, or be asked to re-apply the following year.
Subscriptions must be paid before the start of each term.
All workshops involve theatre games, improvisations and theatre skills work. Older groups look in more detail at acting techniques. The Floodlights and Blinders groups put on a show every term – two of these will be off site at interesting venues. In March and July there are one week productions in the theatre that can involve young people from all groups.
If you would like your child to go on the waiting list or to attend a selection workshop, please provide their name and year at school and a contact number and address. An e-mail address is helpful if you have one.
Ali Carroll , Ben Sandiford
Progress Youth Theatre Leaders
Liz Carroll – Administration – firstname.lastname@example.org
Some comments from Youth Theatre Members:
“as cliché as it sounds it is my second home and as much as I adore it, the ,food at my first is much better.” Anna Bolton (age 16), played Procne in The Love Of The Nightingale by Timerlake Wertenbaker on 10th -15th Dec 2012
“Progress has gradually become my favourite place in the world and this production has done nothing but affirm our relationship – I found this play incredibly poignant, challenging and extremely eye-opening” John Livesey (age 15), played ‘pretentious’ Male Chorus, Soldier, Sailor & Athenian Soldier in The Love Of The Nightingale by Timerlake Wertenbaker on 10th -15th Dec 2012
“I have been a member at Progress for just over a year now and this is my first production. Being involved with Progress has greatly deepened my passion for drama and acting; it has also led me to make new friends.” James Little (age 16) played Male chorus, Hippolytus, Athenian Soldier & Captain in The Love Of The Nightingale by Timerlake Wertenbaker on 10th -15th Dec 2012
“I joined Progress two and a half years ago now and have been involved in a variety of productions, both on stage and off stage; one of my favourite experiences at Progress was being assistant stage manager for What’s Wrong With Angry, since it had all the fun of being involved in a play, without the stress of having to perform and learn lines.” Poppy Price (16) played Philomele in The Love Of The Nightingale by Timerlake Wertenbaker on 10th -15th Dec 2012
“This is my 4th production with Progress Theatre and 7th production over all; and it shall definitely not be my last. The cast have been amazing and supportive of another and we have all ‘progressed’ together. This play is one of many I hope to perform on my journey to – hopefully – becoming a successful actor. Progress has been a great start to my acting career and one day I wish for it to end here in many years to come. It has been Progress that has caused me to fall deeply in love with performing and it has been great to see my own skills, and the skills of those closest to me, develop.” Jordan Apap (17) played “King of” Male Chorus, Sailor, Athenian Soldier & King Pandion in The Love Of The Nightingale by Timerlake Wertenbaker on 10th -15th Dec 2012
“For me, what makes Progress different from other drama groups I’ve been a part of, is that it is not simply here to help improve young people’s acting ability and confidence but just as much to provide an atmosphere where each of us can develop as unique people (unique being the key word in that sentence). ” Anna Livesey (16) played Niobe and Queen in The Love Of The Nightingale by Timerlake Wertenbaker on 10th -15th Dec 2012