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For the fifth year in succession PYT took on the challenge to produce a Musical in just 4 days. This year more than one hundred and forty young people, both members and non-members teamed up with professional actors and musicians to produce the ever-popular Annie.

PYT’s Artistic Director Nik Ashton directed the performance with Jill Farrow as Musical Director. PYT first produced this musical in 1996 when Charlotte Alldridge played the part of Annie with Fudge as the dog Sandy.


Both Charlotte and Fudge were back this year to lend a hand and to support PYT Member Chloe Williams who took the role of Annie.

Working through the musical numbers with the help of professional actors, Lucy Cound, Alice and Sarah Redmond, Mark Roper and Russ Spencer the young people rose to the challenge and performed to full houses on the final day.

The Easter Holiday project 2003 was supported by EHDC.


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140 members and non-members took part in this Easter Holiday Project at Bedales School.

Once again the challenge was all the more demanding due to the fact that few of the young people had experienced the music.

Based on the story of The Ugly Duckling, the National Theatre production of this musical won the Olivier Award for the Best Musical in 2000.

Ten professional actors and musicians supported youth theatre Artistic Director Nik Ashton, and a performance was given to an audience of 700 family and friends.

Little Shop of Horrors

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Easter Holiday Project, this time over a period of five days, this musical was performed with a cast of 140, once again with professionals working alongside the young people.

The music was new to most of the cast who worked hard to produce a high standard of performance.

The set involved a complex set of man-eating plants, which were made on site during the project by Head of Set Construction Patricia Buttery.


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Easter Holiday Project. Richard Stilgoe’s comical but educational musical was produced in three days with 130 young people, three guest professionals and approximately 50 parents and friends to help with props, set and costumes.

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