Running PYT is a real joy for all involved, but also brings huge responsibilities. We aspire to do great things and try hard to push boundaries, all whilst managing risks and fulfilling the duty of care that we have for our participants, volunteers and audiences.
With this in mind we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel our performances on Saturday August 22.
The last few months have certainly been a tricky time for many of us. We tend to rely on creative experiences to keep our souls alive and give us a sense of purpose, and the COVID pandemic has made that incredibly hard. It has also demonstrated how important our friends are and how much we value spending time with one another. These are all great reasons for us wanting to deliver our project.
The Government guidelines and restrictions make it impossible to deliver a public performance. We had hoped that things would have eased up by now, but that sadly hasn’t been the case.
PYT have assembled a team of professional filmmakers to lead our members and alumni in making a film of all the songs we had planned. We are delighted to still be able to offer all our young people a safe and fulfilling experience and we hope to be able to share our film with you later in the year.
If you have bought tickets to one of the planned performances, we will be in touch to arrange refunds very soon.