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BareBones Youth Past Production

"The Musicians" & "Domby Dom" at The Courtyard Theatre
Bare Bones Youth entry in the Herefordshire County Drama Festival

by Patrick Marber and Nick Warburton

After their performance at Goodrich, the group took both of their one-act plays to The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford to perform in the Herefordshire County Drama Festival which is a preliminary round of the annual All England Drama Festival. Our ambition was to win the 'best youth production' award; always a hotly contested part of the festival. In this quest we were successful, The Musicians narrowly beating a fine youth production of 'Memory of Lizzie' by David Foxton performed by Hereford Cathedral School. Our success was compounded by winning the Janis Lewer trophy awarded jointly to our James Lester and Oliver Bartle for their wonderful performances in The Musicians. Adjudicator Scott Marshall then paid tribute to the orchestral mime in The Musicians and presented us with champagne and chocolates for the 'Champagne Moment'. Our festival cup then ran over when we were adjudged to be overall winners of the event and we were awarded the coveted David Garrick cup. In the seventy-one years of the festival this is the first time that it has been won by a youth company. The group now go forward into the Western Division final of the All England competition and will perform The Musicians at The Edge Arts Centre at Much Wenlock on 26th April.

Best youth actors
James and Oliver

Some of the company
with the awards

The Cast

1/ 2nd Viola
2/ 2nd Oboe
3/ 3rd Violin
4/ 1st Cello
5/ 2nd Trumpet
6/ 1st Basoon
7/ Timpani
8/ 1st Trumpet
9/ 1st Tuba
10/ 2nd Violin
11/ 2nd Flute
12/ 2nd Clarinet
13/ 6th Violin
14/ 1st Flute
15/ 1st french Horn
16/ 2nd Trombone
17/ 2nd Cello
18/ 4th Violin
19/ 1st Oboe
20/ 3rd French Horn
21/ 2nd Double Bass
22/ 1st Viola
13a/ Roland
13b/ Alex
13c/ 1st Double Bass
Helper 1/ 3rd Cello
Helper2/ 5th Violin
Helper3/1st Trombone
Rat / 1st Violin
Rat / 1st Clarinet
Rat / 2nd French Horn
Rat / 2nd Basoon
Kayah Worrall
Jessica Hunt
Sarah Lester
Katherine Wills
James Bonehill
Emily Banks
Elliott Holden
Jonny Buck
Jacob Timms
Jasmine Jones
Georgina Watling
Lewis Jones
Abigail Frankland
Jessica Sleeman
Anna Dawdell
Rebecca Henshall
Phoebe Mills
Hannah Meek
Rhys Owen
Anna Bennett
Abbe Beddard
Jack Whittaker
James Lester
Oliver Bartle
Dave Shaw
Emily Thomas
Effie Seal
Amber Rudge
Alison Raine
Clare Symonds
Emma Leeman
Lilly Collins

Director: Dave Baldwin


The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Charles Wintour
Stage Managers

Margaret Baldwin
Loraine Worrall
Stella Truscott

Costume Penelope Timms
Music Coach George and Georgia




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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

by Geraldine O'Neill
David Foxton

19th - 21st February 2015


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


William Shakespeare

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

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


by William Shakespeare

August 2005

Around the World with Class Six

by Nick Warburton

March 2005

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

February 2005