September 30th, 2016

Young Redditch stars off to conquer Belgium

Young Redditch stars off to conquer Belgium Young Redditch stars off to conquer Belgium
Updated: 4:59 pm, Apr 29, 2016

REDDITCH’S aspiring young stars jetted off to Belgium for the country’s first ever English speaking drama festival yesterday (Saturday).

Fifteen youngsters from the Palace Youth Theatre’s Out There group will make the trip after a community-wide fund-raiser which saw local people play their part to sending them on their way.

The group performed a production centered around the effects of social media on young people today at the Palace’s ‘The Room Upstairs’ last Saturday (April 16) which was attended by Redditch Mayor Councillor Pattie Hill.

Coun Hill said: “The show was quite moving and intense – it was superbly done.

“I think it should be taken on a tour of schools and community centres once the group are back from Belgium.”

Ticket sales from the performance have all gone towards the group’s fund-raising target of £3,400 but they are still trying to raise the final bit of cash required to hit the total.

During the trip, which will last until May 2, the group will travel to Brussels and Antwerp where they will meet up with Lynne Vaughn, the founder of the original Palace Youth Theatre in the 1970s.

Anyone who wants to lend their support should email with a donation.

Follow the group’s progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #PYTBelgium.