Griese Youth Theatre return to Riverbank’s stage with four different plays, including a work in progress for Brigid 1500.
Mystery, love, excitement and all things youthful and theatrical!
June 30th Double Bill at 7pm
Doing Shakespeare by Louise Wade
It’s time for the school’s annual production and
the drama teacher has decided to challenge the cast with some Shakespeare.
Will they cope?
And will they cope with the addition of school troublemaker Dean?
By arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts
Tech! The Musical by Sophie Cassidy
An adventure following one lonely lamp’s journey to find their spark. Lampy has never been able to shine like the other lights in their theatre. Every week they sit alone on the Tech floor while all the other lights get to shine down on the stage. But one day, Lampy decides they’re tired of waiting around for someone to fix them, they’re going to go out and find the socket they need to make their bulb glow! Follow Lampy on their quest to find a way to switch their bulb on and finally make it to the rig.
From Youth Theatre Ireland’s Playshare Colllection
July 1st Double Bill at 7pm (suitable for ages 12 years+)
The Sword in the Stone by John Morton
A hilarious and exciting script from the pen of John Morton combining the well-known Arthurian legend with a modern outlook.
Ever since King Uther Pendragon died, Britain has been without a king. In the once great town of Camelot, a sword lies embedded in a stone with the inscription ‘He who pulls the sword from out the stone will be the ‘once and future king of Britain’. Which is fair enough, but nobody has done it yet. Meanwhile, young wastrel Arthur and his school friends Lancelot and Merlin spend their days loitering around. That is until young Guinevere joins their school and suddenly, they are focused on impressing her with heroics. However, an evil threat from beneath the lake is bubbling up and our young heroes are forced to show some civic pride and protect their town.
First performed by Dreamstuff Youth Theatre in Kilkenny
From Youth Theatre Ireland’s Playshare Collection
A work in progress.
Members of GYT are in the process of devising a piece drawing on archival material from The Schools’ Collection
Approximately 740,000 pages of folklore and local tradition were compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939. This included oral history, topographical information, folktales and legends, riddles and proverbs, games, and pastimes, trades and crafts. The children recorded this material from their parents, grandparents, and neighbours. The scheme resulted in the creation of over half a million manuscript pages and is referred to as ‘Bailiúchán na Scol’ or ‘The Schools’ Collection’. In this work in progress GYT are exploring what it was like to be a young person in late 1930’s Ireland. Gathering their own knowledge of folklore. Looking at the relevance of Brigid in the 1930’s and today in a changing multicultural Ireland.
This production has been supported by Youth Theatre Ireland’s Playshare and Perform YT Schemes. For more information please visit www.youththeatre.ie