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BareBones Youth Theatre

When the BareBones Theatre Company was formed in the summer of 2004, the founding members had no immediate thought of forming a youth section. Indeed the five people involved were only too well aware of the task they faced in establishing the adult group. However, within weeks of declaring their intent to form the touring company, they were inundated with requests from the members of youth groups with which they, as individuals, had had some dealings. When the number of such enquiries reached around forty, it became clear that there was indeed some local need and BareBones Youth Theatre was born.

One of our founders, Dickie Worrall, had considerable experience in the organisation of youth companies and immediately set up a comprehensive programme of tuition and theatrical activities which would expand the skills and abilities of the young people whilst entertaining them for two hours on each Saturday morning. Two basic principles were placed at the very root of the group:

  1. Tutors would have a solid practical background in theatrical direction.
  2. Skills acquired would be exercised in live public performance.

Our youth membership ranges in age from nine, (our minimum age limit), to sixteen, with, remarkably, as many boys as girls.

With a major full length production, a County One-Act Festival entry and a Shakespeare summer workshop each year, BareBones Youth has quickly become a well supported and respected part of the local amateur theatre scene.

 

TWO PLUS ONE

Dave Baldwin

 

Performed at Goodrich Village Hall from 18th to 20th February 2016

The piece comprises three short plays:

Pantomania took a new look at some traditional pantomime characters.  The narrator felt that a new slant might breathe fresh life into the story lines. Ultimately he learns that the old order has time honoured merit.

Kevin, performed for the second time, sees an interruption to a youth theatre rehearsal by Eileen who breaks the news of the death of a one time member of the group.  Kevin was something of an outcast and his friend Eileen now believes that the group must accept some of the responsibility for his loss.

The Team sees fourteen schoolchildren challenged to produce a short entertainment for a parents evening. Suggestion range from gymnastics to fashion shows but the group eventually settle for accappella singing.  It all sounds so simple but it really is

far more difficult than they'd imagined.  Will they triumph?

 


For further information or tickets please phone the BareBones Box Office 01981 540820 or use the contact form on our website.

The following programme of events will be updated regularly.

Date Time Venue Tutor Notes

16th April 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon  Workshop
23rd April 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon  Workshop
30th April 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
7th May 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
14th May 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
21st May 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
28th May 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon  Workshop
4th June 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Primary School Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
25th June 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
2nd July 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
9th July 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
16th July 10.00 - 12.00 Goodrich Village Hall Dave, Margaret & Gordon   Workshop
28th August to- 1st September 10.00 - 16.00 Goodrich Village Hall  The Bare Bones Team

Pre-production

Workshop

1st to 3rd September 18.00 - 21.00 Goodrich Village Hall  The Bare Bones Team  Performances

 

BareBones Youth Theatre

Past Productions

Two plus One

by Dave Baldwin

18th - 20th February 2016

Pictures,  Kevin  &  Billy

by Dave Baldwin

20th - 22nd August 2015

Quest for a Play
Rabbit

by Geraldine O'Neill
David Foxton

19th - 21st February 2015

KOHL

by Sharon Cromwell and the Droichead Youth Theatre

28th - 30th August 2014

Around the World with Class Six
A Memory of Lizzie

by Nick Warburton
     David Foxton

February 2014

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare adapted by Dave Baldwin

August 2013

HENRY V Revisited

by Dave Baldwin & William Shakespeare

February 2013

HENRY V

William Shakespeare

August 2012

"The Mystery Gift" & "All You Need"

by Bill Tordoff & Dave Baldwin

March 2012

HAMLET

by William Shakespeare

September 2011

"US AND THEM" and "TITANIC"

by David Campton and David Foxton

24th - 26th February & 10th March 2011

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

2nd Septmber 2010

"You, Me and Mrs Jones" and "Rabbit"

by Tony Horitz and David Foxton

16th - 20th February 2010

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

3rd September 2009

"2B or not 2B" & "Castle Royal"

by Bill Tordoff

February 2009

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

14th August 2008

Herefordshire County Drama Festival

March 2008

Domby Dom / The Musicians

by Nick Warburton & Patrick Marber

February 2008

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

August 2007

"Peter and the Wolf Brothers" & "The Roman Float"

by Peter Terson

February 2007

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

August 2006

Our Day Out

by Willy Russell

February 2006

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

August 2005

Around the World with Class Six

by Nick Warburton

March 2005

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

February 2005