2017 saw RYT performing across Richmondshire at nine different venues with five different productions.
Our productions ‘Fanatic’ and ‘The Drummer Boy’ were written by our past pupils Ben Lacey and Thomas Mann and the ‘Miners of Lead’ was written by a current pupils. ‘We are Such Stuff as Memories are made On’ was written past pupils Christopher Smallman and Cordelia Stevenson with added scenes by our current members. We also staged the musical production ‘Olivia’ and the ‘RYT One Night Only Festival’.
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Fanatic – By Ben Lacey – Performed in February 2017
Winner of the Adjudicators Cup for “Best Original Script”at Georgian Theatre Royal All England One Act Play Festival – February 2017.
The Drummer Boy – By Thomas Mann (Dedicated to Mr Roy Black)
The Miners of Lead – By Thomas Chandler
Performed on Whit Monday 2017 at the Richmond Meet
We Are Such Stuff as Memories are Made On – By Christopher Smallman, Cordelia Stevenson, Thomas Chandler and other members of RYT, after workshops by senior group members of Richmondshire Youth Theatre
Performed Between April and June 2017
This touring Production opened to a full house at Richmond Town hall and was hosted by Mayor Russell Lord. It then toured across Richmondshire.
“The opening night was amazing. They were given a standing ovation. Their performance left the audience with tears in their eyes” – The Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Peter Scrope
Note – Supported by The Friends of Garget Walker House Richmond and North Yorkshire County Council Stronger Communities Program. Technical Support by SW Productions. Dementia Friends learning provided by Antony Mcfarland from Garget Walker House, Richmond and the Alzheimer’s Society
Olivia – By Malcolm Sircom
Performed July 2017 at Richmond School
“What a delightful musical, delivered by a talented cast of children and young people. I have had a Fantastic evening.” The Mayor of Richmond, Councillor Stuart parsons
Note – With thanks to Music Line Publications Ltd.
Production – One Night Only RYT Festival – By RYT
RYTs Festival was a celebration all of this seasons productions.
RYT would like to thank Richmond and Leyburn Methodist Church for their support of our weekly rehearsals and sessions. Thanks also to Steven Woolmer of SW Productions for your support of all of our productions this season.