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SummerFest! 2017 Performance Festival


Pace Theatre
1 July – 13 August 2017

The biggest youth arts festival of its kind organised and produced by PACE Theatre Company who have been inspiring and celebrating the artistic achievements of young people for over 25 years.

Summerfest is six weeks of exciting and creative performances and workshop projects which PACE members and non members aged 3-18 years can participate in. All our events have been designed to guarantee an enjoyable, creative and memorable experience for those taking part and we aim to create both professional and innovative performances.

Whether you love comedy, tragedy, text or musicals there is something for everyone in SummerFest! 2017.

More info: www.1summer.co.uk

Delving Deep – Borders Youth Theatre


Corn Exchange
20 July 2017

Walkerburn Village Hall
21 & 22 July 2017

Delving Deep is a powerful multimedia performance piece exploring young people’s emotional response to war; inspired by locally sourced poetry written at the time of WW1. This new work is as relevant now as it was 100 years ago and explores themes of loss, grief and the futility of war.

More info: http://www.bordersyouththeatre.co.uk/events

The Lyceum Youth Theatre Summer on Stage 2017 – Double Bill


Danny 306 + Me 4eva
Script and lyrics by David Greig
Composed by Tom Bancroft

By Nick Drake

Lyceum Theatre
21 & 22 July 2017, 7.30pm (Performance is a Double Bill)

We would like to invite you all to come and support our Summer on Stage participants in our SOS Double Bill. We are offering a £5 ticket especially for members of other Youth Theatres to come along and see our shows. Quote MATES RATES when booking to receive your £5 discounted ticket. The offer is for one discounted ticket per booking. We look forward to seeing you there!

More info: https://www.lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/danny-306-me-4eva-success-summer-on-stage-2017

WILDS World Premiere

The Glad Cafe
25 – 27 July 2017, 7.30pm

Phoebe is slowly turning invisible. A Tiger Tamer can see more colours than anyone else in the world. A Prime Minister tries to control his territory. In the midst of them all is Dinah, a refugee woman fighting tooth and nail to reunite with her son, stolen from her at the border. Their stories collide, claws are unsheathed, and Dinah begins to go a little wild…

This production is presented by an international group of young collaborators from Scotland, the UK and the USA. Wilds was written by competition-winning new writer Lisa VillaMil in response to the rise of populist political groups across the West, and particularly how this has affected the treatment of women, refugees and migrant communities. Glasgow-born Andrew Mundt will be directing, and the cast and crew have and will be drawn from across the UK and America.

More info: http://www.wildsplay.brownpapertickets.com/

Blackout – Bunbury Banter SYTG

Theatre Royal
28 & 29 July 2017

30 July 2017

“Davey Anderson’s short, sharp shocker … it has a spiky edginess” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“All you really need to know is that this show is amazing” – ThreeWeeks
“Davey Anderson’s writing – urgent, real yet heightened” – What’s On Stage

“A dazzling play” – The Scotsman

Blackout is a true story. Outside of mainstream, in a world of violence, drugs, domestic abuse and peer-pressure we find a fifteen-year-old lad, piecing together how he ended up in a cell, with no memory of what brought him there.

Working with a group of young people from Dumfries, using storytelling and physical theatre, together, we bring you this emotional, stylistic and razor-sharp story in a performance not to be missed.

Supported by the The Holywood Trust and Dumfries And Galloway Arts Festival, we are thrilled to also be partnering with the Theatre Royal Dumfries and working with a number of professional theatre makers, guiding the cast and crew, made up of young people.

Suitable for 14+, some swearing.

Maybole 500 – The Haunted Halls of Maybole!

Maybole Castle
South Ayrshire
29 July 2017, 2pm

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE HAUNTED HALLS OF MAYBOLE!!! Join us on the 4th or 5th of August for a truly haunting interactive experience. Relive Maybole’s dark past…if you dare! Booking and advanced payment is essential so please visit The Carrick Centre to secure your scare today! 8 people per show maximum. Each show lasts 20 minutes. Booking fee £2.00.
The Haunted Halls of Maybole has been conceptualised by a group of young people from Maybole and North Carrick as part of the Maybole 500 Initiative. Come along and show them your support!
All enquiries should be directed to Ryan Ward by emailing ryan@montramedia.co.uk

More info: https://www.facebook.com/maybole500/photos/a.1662580377377814.1073741828.1655240584778460/1715024558800062/?type=3&theater

Ma Bit – Toonspeak

Tron Theatre
29 July 2017, 2pm

‘Ma Bit’ is a brand new musical theatre show from Toonspeak.

Witness the dynamism and passion of 40 Glasgow young people who have co-created this ambitious, modern musical theatre show for their first ever performance in the Tron Theatre. Directed by Libby McArthur, written by the young people with David Cosgrove, and John Kielty as Musical Director.

Young and fired up, Caron suddenly finds herself with the challenge of her life and virtually no time to save the heart and soul of her community – its theatre.
A bittersweet legacy, a dastardly family, and a company of downtrodden workers… this theatre is facing the wrecking ball if the heirs get their way. Powerless against them, Caron finds support from unlikely places, and one of the family gets to prove he’s not as rotten as the rest…….

More info: http://www.toonspeak.co.uk/2017/07/what-is-ma-bit/

Cosmic – Dumfries Youth Theatre

Carlisle Fringe
22 August 2017, 3pm

The faeries have been sent back from the moon to explore the City Centre. Help the faeries impress the moon by showing them your favourite thing about Carlisle. Together, they might teach you their song. But can you find all four?

Dumfries Youth Theatre take on Carlisle Fringe with original walkabout street theatre piece ‘Cosmic’!

More info: http://www.carlislefringe.co.uk/portfolio/cosmic-22nd-aug/

Nai Bowen is Brave – The Free Edinburgh Fringe

The Attic
3 – 27 August 2017, 8.15pm

Nai Bowen is Brave! At least, that’s want she wants to believe.

Nai is going it alone for the first time in her life. If she’s finished the show, which she might not have done, because she’s a terrible scaredy-pants. Apart from that time with the tarantula. Or the time with the crocodile. Other than those times, she’s a terrible scaredy-pants. She starts things and doesn’t finish them. Hopefully she’ll finish the show.

With songs, anecdotes, honesty and wit, Nai will explore whether she’s her own hero, a coward, or a fairly average human who’s putting too much pressure on herself to be extraordinary.

 Guys & Dolls – Kayos Youth Theatre

The Beacon Arts Centre
4 October 2017

Kayos Youth Theatre are excited to present, as their 25th anniversary show, Guys and Dolls – an ever popular musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Set in 1950s Times Square, this ever popular musical comedy tells overlapping stories of high-roller, Sky, who falls in love with Missionary, Sarah and lovable rapscallion, Nathan, engaged for 14 years to Hotbox headliner, Adelaide.

Featuring Adelaide’s Lament, Luck be a Lady, and showstopper Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).