14 Aug 2022

Feast of theatrical treats from Longford’s future stars at Backstage Theatre

Feast of  theatrical treats from Longford’s future stars at Backstage Theatre

Some of the cast of Backstage Youth Theatre 2021 rehearsing for Group House Wedding - which will be staged this weekend at Backstage Theatre

Backstage Theatre is thrilled to be back working with the wonderful Backstage Youth Theatre on their 2021 production.

Every year Backstage teams the members of BYT up with a professional director who works with the young actors throughout the months of August and September.

It's an incredible opportunity for these young theatre enthusiasts to learn from some of the best in the business.

This year the members are lucky enough to work with award-winning theatre maker Aonghus Óg McAnally.

After a month-long intensive devising process the members have created three brand new bespoke short plays for the new normal, Group, House, Wedding, which will premiere this Saturday & Sunday at Backstage.

In "Antagonistic Anonymous", with their financial future on the line, a group therapy session threatens to spiral out of control – but is every participant really who they seem?

In "Leaving is Easier", a grieving family reunites to tackle the difficult issues in the aftermath of their father’s death. Will the siblings survive, or is it finally time to settle old scores?

And In "Celine’s Big Day" we witness a wedding where anything that can go wrong does go wrong, even things you’d presume couldn’t.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland, LWETB, Longford Arts Office. BYT is a proud member of Youth Theatre Ireland

Don't miss this feast of bite-sized theatrical treats from Longford’s future stars this Saturday, September 25 (3pm & 5pm) & Sunday, September 26 at 3pm. Tickets €10 & €5 available on 043 33 47888 or   

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