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BareBones Youth Past Production


by William Shakespeare adapted by Dave Baldwin

The weather once more favoured our annual open-air Shakespeare production in the grounds of Bishopswood House. Hamlet, being the Bard's longest play, presented perhaps the biggest challenge to date for our young actors. In order to preserve all of the characters and the complete plot of the work, the adaptation had a running time of just under an hour and a half, which is rather longer than our usual summer offering. Nevertheless twenty-two young actors, playing thirty-two beautifully costumed characters, were undeterred and maintained a cracking pace to bring the piece to its gory conclusion just before the light faded. An audience of around one hunded and fifty followed the play in wrapt attention throughout, many saying that this was our best Shakespeare to date. A bucket collection for the Ross-on-Wye based charity, HOPE raised £250.


Claudius and Laertes Funeral Hamlet and Horatio Hamlet and Ophelia

The Ghost The Courtiers Gertrude Ros and Guild Actors

Scenes from the play


The Cast

Anna Barker....... Courtier, Lady
Oliver Bartle....... Claudius
Benjamin Bornoff....... Rosencrantz, Priest
Joseph Bornoff....... Polonius
Laurie Brooke....... Francisco, Voltemand, Lucianus
Vivien Brooke....... Player King, Lord
Emma Chatterton....... Messenger, Lady
Anna Freer....... Prologue, Lady
Elliott Holden....... Horatio
Daniel Mace....... Hamlet
Maddy Maloney....... Ophelia
Flynn Piper....... Bailiff, Sleeping King, Lord
Stanley Piper....... Gravedigger, Osrick, Lord
Sam Sanger....... Laertes
Dave Shaw....... The Ghost
Alexandra Smith....... Lord, Lady
Jacob Timms....... Barnado, Guildenstern
Isobel Wadge....... Player Lad, Lady
Fran Watling....... English Ambassador, Player Queen
Jack Whittaker....... Marcellus, Fortinbras
Laura Aubrey....... Gertrude


The Crew



Stage Manager

Dave Baldwin
Margaret Baldwin
Gordon Stewart

Richard Worrall


Charles Wintour
Dave Shaw

Costume & Props

Penelope Timms
Stella Truscott




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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