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BareBones Youth Past Production

Quest for a Play  by Geraldine O'Neill

Rabbit by David Foxton

For three evenings at Goodrich Village Hall, eighteen members of the youth

company entertained very appreciative audiences with two very different plays.

The first, "Quest for a Play", has an air of the impromptu about it. Set in a youth

 drama group session, this is another work originally conceived in the workshop

 environment of a youth company within Ireland's National Association of Youth

Drama.  The clever scripting by Geraldine O'Neill allowed the cast to create a

seemingly spontaneous storyline full of energy and youthful imagination.

The second play, by well established playwright David Foxton, tells the story of

 childrenwho have lived for ten years in a 'post bomb' society, without the

 influence and example of adults.  Their limited vocabulary and sketchy

 memories of times past, provide a moving backdrop to their everyday struggle

to survive.

Both plays offer considerable challenge to a young cast.  A challenge that is

compounded by handling two very different styles of theatre, portraying very

 different scenarios, in the same evening.  In the even, this young cast rose to

 the challenge splendidly and provided a very satisfying theatrical experience.


The Cast


Ger                          Izzy Wadge
Julie                         Holly Manning
Fergil                       Cameron Hill
Nuala                       Emma Chatterton
Ben                          Keeslee Lanfear
Romilly                     Eliane Bornoff
Sinead                      Gemma Curtis
Alan                         Dougal Lemon
Connor                     Jonno Taylor
Abbie                       Anna Freer
Ellie                         Eleanor Smail
Cillian                      Finlay Bell
Daniel                      Fran Watling
Owen                       Archie Sandman
Rebecca                    Emma Robinson
Ruairi                       Elisabeth Frankland
Sue                          Rosie Bornoff
Jane                         Leanna Jones




Vron                        Dougal Lemon
Sin                          Izzy Wadge
Tran                        Emma Chatterton
Lob                         Anna Freer
Gray                        Fran Watling
Ree                         Gemma Curtis
Mig                         Emma Robinson
Kron                        Holly Manning
Vid                          Cameron Hill
Tib                          Finlay Bell
Tark                        Keeslee Lanfear
San                         Archie Sandman
Key                         Eleanor Smail
Ock                         Leanna Jones
Fash                        Elisabeth Frankland
Bel                          Eliane Bornoff
Yan                         Rosie Bornoff
Zog                         Jonno Taylor


Directors: Dave Baldwin, Margaret Baldwin and Gordon Stewart

The Crew

Stage Manager

Richard Worrall

Sound & Lighting Philip Preston
ASM Claire Bennett
Costume & Props Stella Truscott

Additional Thanks

Author and Article


BareBones Youth Theatre

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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