Dumfries Youth Theatre Takes LGBT Play to Northern Stage in Newcastle.

Dumfries Youth Theatre

Dumfries Youth Theatre, who are taking part in the National Theatre of Great Britian and Ireland’s Connections programme, invite Dumfries and Galloway audiences to a free performance in Lochside Community Centre.

The play, called Dungeness, (written by award-winning playwright Chris Thomson), is about love, protest and commemoration and is centred around an attack on the LGBT+ Community. A group of teenagers in a safe house for LGBT+ young people, try to find their voice in the aftermath.

Jack Finlay, Associate Producer said:

‘’The Connections programme is a brilliant opportunity for young people in the region, and Electric Theatre Workshop are one of the only theatre companies in Dumfries and Galloway who deliver the programme with the National Theatre.’’

‘’I’m hoping that it will encourage other young people interested in drama to attend our free workshops here at Dumfries Youth Theatre’

Dumfries Youth Theatre is known for tackling hard hitting plays – in 2015 they took part in Connections, performing ‘Follow Follow’, a piece about sectarianism which they toured to Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

9 young people aged 12 – 16 from across Dumfries are taking part in the Connections programme and if successful in Newcastle, they will share a stage at the Nation Theatre in London.

Audience are welcome to attend the performance free of charge at 5:30pm on Tuesday 17th April at Lochside Community Centre, and you do not require a ticket.

Dumfries Youth Theatre is delivered by award-winning local theatre company, Electric Theatre Workshop, producers of Big Burns Supper festival, Carlisle Fringe and Le Haggis.

 

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