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Playmakers Youth Theatre Showcase

Playmakers Youth Theatre Showcase - where you get to be part of the process with our groups. Our different youth theatre groups have spent the last 20 weeks working with our professional facilitators, to create their own original shows based on the theme Look Back, Look Forward, Look up. This showcase gives the audience an insight into the creative process behind devising a show.

Behind the Curtain: Playmakers Drama & Theatre Group (School Years 4 - 7)
Step into the enchanting world of Behind the Curtain a captivating theatre show that takes you on a thrilling journey through every nook and cranny of the magical realm that is the theatre. From the hushed whispers backstage to the dazzling lights in the tech box, this production unveils the secrets, passions, intricacies and mishaps that happen backstage.

Dorreen’s Story: Playmakers Drama & Theatre Group (School Years 8 - 11)
Dorreen’s Story takes centre stage as a poignant journey that unfolds through the eyes of 75-year-old Dorreen, who, grappling with the loss of her lifelong friend Maggie, decides to pen a heartfelt letter as a final farewell. The stage becomes a canvas for Dorreen's emotions as she weaves the narrative of their cherished memories.

The unexpected Journey: Playmakers Musical Theatre Group (School Years 4 to 11)
Set during the second World War, join our hero Tommy, as he sets off on an exciting mission to be reunited with his family. After being evacuated to the city of Winchester, Tommy finds himself in the home of two wicked sisters. Determined to see his family again, Tommy decides to walk all the way back to Portsmouth to see them again. Will he succeed, or will he get lost on the way?

Featuring original songs by Elle Delaney, and ideas / concepts from the performers themselves.

A Three Part Exploration: South Wonston Drama Club
Our South Wonston Drama Club decided to explore or different aspects of theme with three different types of performance:

  • Look Back - Herstory Museum
    Look back at women in history. Join our small but mighty group in a different type of performance that will be performed during the pre-show from 7pm and the interval in the theatre's front of house area - a life museum that you don’t want to miss.
  • Look Forwards
    The group have made their very own vision boards displayed in the foyer showing who they want to be when they are older.
  • Look up
    Their last performance takes place on the stage - a heart warming moment to tell the audience who they look up to.