Wivenhoe Youth Theatre [1994 - 2010]

Wivenhoe Youth Theatre - Pictures and memories of two summer weeks of problem-solving, theatre-making, learning and fun for 16 years. Pictures and memories.

Sheila Foster

The cast of "Bed" in 2007
photo by Jan Ward

Wivenhoe Youth Theatre ran each summer from 1994 to 2009.  The members were aged between 11 and 22 years old. They worked together for two weeks at the end of each school summer holiday to produce a play. Bar one or two exceptions, the members directed the plays, and crewed them. Each person took a production role as well as acting.

In the early years we also met on Sunday afternoons during term time for workshops, readings and to rehearse one-act plays for local festivals.

Essec County Council Youth Services kindly supported this organisation by allowing us use of the Wivenhoe Centre in Philip Road where we had dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, the hall for performances, and the coffee bar for a green room.

The organisation was run by volunteers, who were delighted to watch several generations grow in self-confidence and creativity.


1994 -The Royal Pardon

1995 – Noah’s Flood

1996 – Unman, Wittering and Zigo

1997 – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Aged 13 3/4)

1998 – Wyrd Sisters

1999 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2000 – The Hollow

2001 – Killing Games

2002 – Mort

2003 – Surprise Package

2004 – Blood Wedding

2005 – Chips With Everything

2006 – Alice in Wonderland and through the Looking Glass

2007 – Bed

2008 – Treasure Island

2009 – Bang, Bang, You’re Dead!


One Act Festivals


This page was added on 21/10/2016.

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