Youth organisation Richmondshire Youth Theatre have performed their opening night of their play, We Are Such Stuff As Memories Are Made On.
Taken from a line in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, the title points towards the plot, based upon a literature lover’s battle with dementia and his families struggles to support him.
The project is in association with The Friends of Garget Walker House, a charity that supports those affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
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Through practical drama workshops, research and training provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, Richmond Youth Theatre members have created this clever and thought provoking piece of theatre.
Opening night on 29th April at Richmond Town Hall was hailed as a resounding success and received rave reviews from much of the audience.
The cast showed such insight and maturity for young people, members said.
The event was hosted by the mayor of Richmond, Councillor Russell Lord and the Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Peter Scrope.
Peter said: “The opening night was amazing. The cast were absolutely fantastic. They were given a standing ovation. Their performance left the audience with tears in their eyes.”
There will be another five performances across the local area throughout May and June.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for under eighteen’s (£10 and £5 respectively for the final performance which include a buffet).
Organisers say hat anybody interested in seeing the show should buy their tickets soon as they are selling quickly.
Tickets can be purchased by calling one of the following numbers:
Linda Curran 07875 567984
Richmondshire Youth Theatre 07709 870861
The remaining five events are:
- May 13th, 7.30pm Walker Memorial Hall, Aldbrough St John
- May 19th, 7.30pm, Colburn Village Hall
- May 20th, 7.30pm, Booth memorial Hall, Catterick Village
- June 10th, 7.30pm, The National School Hawes
- June 24th, 7.30pm. The Oak Room, Thornbrough Hall, Leyburn