Michelle O'Callaghan, our Youth Arts Officer, writes about a recent Youth Theatre event.
"May half-term saw National Museums Liverpool’s Youth Theatre take part in an outstanding two days of devising, creating and performing as part of Merseyside Youth Theatre Development Forum’s ‘Big Event’. Bringing together over a hundred young people from Youth Theatres all over Merseyside, the young participants aged 13 to 21 worked for two days with professional artists in disciplines such as Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, Stand-Up Comedy and Physical Theatre.
Day one culminated in ‘The Big Sketch’, a chance to showcase their work. Our Youth Theatre took to the stage for their debut of a section of a performance we have been working on to tie in with the forthcoming Beat Goes On exhibition. This stylised, physical theatre piece tells our interpretation of The Coral’s song ‘Liezah’, set in Liverpool Lime Street Station.
Day two was brought to a spectacular climax by ‘The Big Show’, a chance for the young people to share and show off the work they had been creating over the two days. The standard of performance and the creativity behind the work which was created in just two days was outstanding and the range of talent on show was remarkable!
DJ’s from JuiceFM rounded off a magnificent two days with a ‘Big Party’ celebration for all involved and I think it’s fair to say a fabulous time was had by all!"