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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Dorchester Youth Theatre presents 'Dark Dorset' - An enchanting journey into deepest darkest Dorset, to a hidden world full of mystery and mischief.

Dorchester Youth Theatre takes you on an enchanting journey into deepest darkest Dorset, to a hidden world full of mystery and mischief….......

For the last four months, the youth theatre’s thirty-five members have been delving into Dorset’s rich folklore. The majority of the script has been created using the work of local author's Robert Newland and Mark North, ‘Dark Dorset: Tales of Mystery, Wonder and Terror’, who are very pleased that our young people are taking an interest in their local heritage. Find out more via their website at www.darkdorset.co.uk

As well as the ‘Dark Dorset’ book, the Youth Theatre’s latest devised production was also inspired by one of Dorchester’s famous ‘ghost walks’. Town crier, Alastair Chisholm, kindly led the group on one of his eery ambles and, finding this experience inspiring, the young people have created a scene from one of the ghost stories in the show. As part of the devising process, Youth Theatre members have also taken part in singing workshops and a making day, creating props and puppets for the show.

This physical theatre performance is set in the round and will include puppetry, singing and magical effects.

Senior performances will take place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 January at 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm). A Junior matinee performance will be on Saturday 17 January at 3pm (doors and bar 2.30pm). All performances take place at Dorchester Arts Centre and tickets for each performance are £3.

Dorchester Youth Theatre is led by Bianca Judd with assistant Tom Prior, and through workshops and projects, DYT encourages teamwork, confidence building and creativity for children ages 8-18yrs.

For booking tickets or for further information on Dorchester Youth Theatre, please contact Dorchester Arts Centre: 01305 266926 or enquiries@dorchesterarts.org.uk
  • Recent Press cuttings from local newspapers
  • To download the a flyer for the production click on the poster image below to enlarge:

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