Senior Youth Theatre’s ‘Twelve’

“I noticed that everyone is different but we all came together for something positive and it was nice to be part of that.”

In July 2018, LYT’s Senior Youth Theatre presented
a modern-day take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

by Pia Ashberry

with a special curtain raiser event

devised by the Senior Youth Theatre Workshop Company

“[He is] more confident – putting more efforts into his work here and in school. [LYT] gives young people opportunities that some might not get – responsibility and sense of purpose and ability to grow as a young person.”
Family Member

“A M A Z I N G. It has assisted her drama GCSEs. She is much happier, enthusiastic, all round in a better place. She has blossomed into a lovely and confident young lady who has become incredibly mature for her age.”
Family Member

“The role I had was quite demanding, my resilience was tested as I was always being called on stage and sometimes I wasn’t ready. I had to change quickly, we got it wrong and we learnt how to make it work.”

Project Dates:  May – July 2018

Performance Dates:  Friday/Saturday 27th and 28th July 2018

Performance Groups:  LYT’s Senior Acting Company, Senior Workshop Company and Technical Theatre Production Group

Participants: 38 performers and 14 Technical/Backstage crew

Download: Twelve Programme

About the Plays:

TWELVE was originally created with and performed by the Senior Youth Theatre in 2003. It has been updated and re-staged for the 2018 Senior Youth Theatre – Acting Company. Original cast members from the 2003 production – Sebastian Constantine and Junior James – now form part of the professional creative team.

Directed by Helen Stanley, Sheryl Malcolm and Sebastian Constantine.
Choreographed by Chloe Edwards-Wood
Original Music by Junior James
Designed by Sally Hardcastle

MUCH TO DO is a new short play inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Written by Sophie Ellerby
Directed by Sophie Ellerby and Arne Pohlmeier