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Step In Time

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Our Easter project is now one of the highlights in the PYT calendar. It is a fantastic way to spend a week of your Easter holiday.

During previous Easter holiday activities we have had 160 young people working with professional performers & directors.

Step in Time will feature song and dance numbers from popular musical theatre productions. We will spend four days working towards a fully staged production, featuring a live band. This performance will be given to your friends and family.

PYT is renowned for its exciting approach to theatre for young people. So why not join us?

Venue: The Quad, Bedales School, Steep
Dates: Monday 9 – Thursday 12 April 2018
Performances: Thursday 5.00pm and 7.00pm

OPTION ONE Ages 5 – 7

Times: Mon, Tues, Wed 10.00am – 1.00pm
Thurs 1.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: PYT members – £55.00
Non members – £65.00

OPTION TWO Ages 8 – 15

Times: Mon, Tues, Wed 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thurs 10.00am – 8.00pm
Cost: PYT members – £85.00
Non members – £105.00

If you would like to take part, simply fill in the application form:

STEP IN TIME 2018 application

 

Step into the Spotlight

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Do you like a challenge?
Do you enjoy musical theatre?
Do you want to work with professional performers, directors and musicians?
Do you want to have fun?

If yes, then why not spend the week with Petersfield Youth Theatre creating an exciting piece of musical theatre. Our Easter project is now one of the highlights in the PYT calendar. It has been running for 19 years and is a fantastic way to spend a week of your Easter holiday. During previous Easter holiday activities we have had 160 young people working with professional performers & directors.

Step into the Spotlight… will feature song and dance numbers from popular musical theatre productions. We will spend four days working towards a fully staged production, featuring a live band. This performance will be given to your friends and family.

PYT is renowned for its exciting approach to theatre for young people.

So why not join us?

Venue: The Quad, Bedales School, Steep
Dates: Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 April 2017
Performances: Friday 5.00pm and 7.00pm

OPTION ONE Ages 5 – 7

Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fri 1.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost: PYT members – £55.00
Non members – £65.00

OPTION TWO Ages 8 – 15

Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10.00am – 5.00pm
Fri 10.00am – 8.00pm
Cost: PYT members – £85.00
Non members – £105.00

If you would like to take part, simply fill in the printable PDF application form  return it with your payment to PYT.

Places are offered on a first come first served basis.

Please return to; Easter Holiday Activity, PYT, The Space, 2a Heath Road, Petersfield GU31 4DU

When we have received your application we will send further information.

Les Misérables Masterclass

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Sunday 18 June | 11am – 5pm

Young people aged 12 plus are invited to take part in this exciting day of musical theatre. This project is open to both PYT members and non-members.

Jill Farrow will be working with us along with Chris Cuming. Jill has been the Musical Director on many of our PYT productions – we look forward to working with her again on this exciting project. Jill will be joined by Chris – Chris is a young director and choreographer who has recently worked on the European premier of YANK the musical. Chris will also be directing our Autumn production – FAME…the musical.

To sign up for this project simply fill in the application form and return to:
PYT, The Space, 2a Heath Road, Petersfield GU31 4DU
When your application form has been received we will send you further information.

Summer School 2018

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We are delighted to offer this 5-day Summer School 2018 to both members and non-members.

Summer Fun for 5-12 year olds.
You will take part in 3 workshops each day led by professional theatre practitioners. The emphasis will be on ‘having fun’ through theatre skills.

Venue                  Bedales School, Steep

Dates                    Monday 20 – Friday 24 August

Times                    10am – 3pm

Cost                       PYT members: £85  Non members: £105

If you would like to take part, simply download the application form here and return with your payment to PYT.

With many thanks to Petersfield Town Council for their generous grant to support this project.

Any queries please email info@pyt.org.uk

Supportive

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The generosity of our Friends of Petersfield Youth Theatre has meant that we have been able to purchase endless technical equipment for our productions .  In summer 2016, our new monitors allowed the actors on stage to see the conductor and band when they were not in the pit, which is extremely helpful and we are very grateful for this opportunity.

New Costumes for Hire

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Life in the wardrobe hiring department at PYT is always busy with our costumes travelling to all corners of the country!  Over Summer 2016, we provided costumes for a number of new Youth Theatres – from Glasgow (Wizard of Oz), Manchester (Les Misérables) and Essex (The Glass Knight) as well as our regulars from the Mayflower Youth Theatre (Pirates of Penzance), Stagewise (Cats) and the many schools that come back year after year.

Our team of trusty and much valued volunteers meet on a Wednesday for the day’s tasks.  On any one day, this can include: checking a hire in; sorting; washing; mending; ‘filing’ costumes or collating one or more hirings to go out; all sustained on laughter, tea and cake!

Our own autumn season was exceptionally exciting this year, with the costumes coming from Welsh National Opera (WNO) for our Candide production.  It was with great excitement that four of our volunteers travelled to Cardiff with Nik to select the costumes for the show.  It was fascinating to see how a professional opera company wardrobe operates and the WNO warehouse was vast with the huge number of rails draped with beautifully hand-crafted costumes.  The thing that was most impressive, was the incredible detail in individual costumes and the rows of handmade boots and shoes for each specific production.  It was reassuring to find that many of our own hand-crafted costumes are as good as the professionally produced ones.

For more information about hiring costumes, please see our Costume Hire page.

Annie

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The Christmas Season saw the nights drawing in and as we donned our hats and gloves, the magic of the theatre beckoned!  Petersfield Youth Theatre drew in the crowds, when they presented the heart-warming story of ‘Annie’ in 2016.

‘Annie’ has one of the most popular scores in musical theatre and with auditions complete, the rehearsals were soon underway!

Excitement was over-flowing and once rehearsals were in full swing, the attention turned to the building and creation of the set and with a wonderful team of staff and volunteers, we created the magic that awaited the audience for our Christmas performances!

Candide

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Based on Voltaire’s satirical writings, Candide bubbled and frothed with Leonard Bernstein’s boundless musical invention.

Snobbery, philosophy and nobility were all equally ridiculed in this incredible story, as Candide circled the globe in search of his love.

The story is often witty and sometimes a bit naughty, so it was perfect for our ensemble of teenage actors.  Though the story is centuries old, PYT’s production injected youthful charm and energy into this impressive and epic production.

Alice in Wonderland

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Delighted audiences travelled down the rabbit hole and joined Alice in one of literature’s most beloved madcap adventures this September.

They met the White Rabbit who’s always late, watched the Dodo and his friends take part in an absurd Caucus race and enjoyed tea with the Mad Hatter, and avoided the clutches of the Queen of Hearts!

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