Youth theatre group's appeal for new would-be stage stars

Youth theatre group's appeal for new would-be stage stars

By Michael Upton | 23/09/2020

Youth theatre group's appeal for new would-be stage stars
Wentworth Youth Theatre members performing Pinocchio in 2018

A YOUTH theatre group back in rehearsals for its latest show has put out a casting call for newcomers.

Wentworth and Thorpe Hesley Youth Theatre are holding open auditions for their production of Honk!, the award-winning musical by Styles and Drewe based on the classic tale of The Ugly Duckling.

Young would-be actors and theatre crew aged between nine and 19 are encouraged to get involved.

Auditions will be held at The Trinity Community Centre on Sough Hall Avenue, Thorpe Hesley, between noon and 2pm next Sunday, October 4.

There is no need to prepare anything for the audition but an audition fee of £3 is payable on the day.  

Social distancing regulations are in place for both auditions and rehearsals.
Ian McGrath, the youth theatre’s director, said: “It is vital that we try to offer young people opportunities to get involved in positive activities in the current situation.  

“They are going to have little opportunity to be involved in performing arts projects in schools and this is an important part of a lot of youngsters’ lives.  

“It is quite a challenge to stage a show in a ‘socially distanced’ way but the rehearsals we have had so far have been very successful and we are determined to bring theatre back to life next year.”

The theatre group aim to stage Honk! at Montgomery Hall in Wath in March, with rehearsals taking place every Sunday afternoon at The Trinity Centre.