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BareBones Youth Past Production


by William Shakespeare and Richard Curnow

This summer workshop production took a script produced by Richard Curnow and, after thirty hours rehearsal presented a public open air promenade performance of a forty minute Macbeth. A tall order but a delightful five days.

We were fortunate indeed not only to have the best weather of the summer but also to have the exclusive use of a wonderful Victorian mansion house set in a thousand acres of rolling Herefordshire countrytside. In this idyllic setting just thirteen members of the youth company had enormous fun with a clever Richard Curnow script which, whilst packed with comic anachronisms. communicated the essence of the tragedy in a half dozen natural settings in house and grounds.

On the evening of performance an audience of about seventy followed the players from setting to setting led by a narrator and often joining in the promenade chants with enormous enthusiasm. The production ended with audience members picnicking around the rose garden on a beautiful balmy summer evening. The young cast will long remember the 2005 summer workshop.

The young cast of Macbeth

The Cast

Macbeth Christopher Kear
Lady Macbeth Madeleine Maloney
The Witches Katherine Wills
Alison Raine
Effie Seal
Macduff Jacob Timms
Duncan Jacob Cooper
Banquo Sarah Lester
BBC Presenter Hannah Lewis
BBC Reporter Jack Campey
Messenger Clare Symonds
Malcolm Georgina Watling
Donalbain Anna Bennett

Directors: Dave Baldwin &
Richard Curnow

The Crew

Stage Manager Margaret Baldwin
Sound & Lighting Richard Worrall
Setting Bishopswood House
Costume Penelope Timms

Our thanks to the Freeman family for allowing us the use of the magnificent Bishopswood House

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Past Productions

Two plus One

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Pictures,  Kevin  &  Billy

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Quest for a Play

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by Sharon Cromwell and the Droichead Youth Theatre

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Around the World with Class Six
A Memory of Lizzie

by Nick Warburton
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Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare adapted by Dave Baldwin

August 2013

HENRY V Revisited

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August 2012

"The Mystery Gift" & "All You Need"

by Bill Tordoff & Dave Baldwin

March 2012


by William Shakespeare

September 2011


by David Campton and David Foxton

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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

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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

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by William Shakespeare

August 2005

Around the World with Class Six

by Nick Warburton

March 2005

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

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