Kirkstall Festival was a great success for us again folks, with lots of people asking about the society. Thank you to everyone who came to help, especially Mandi for her fab face painting event. All your donated prizes for the tombola have gone (the few items that were left we donated to a local charity, DEBRA who had a stall near to ours). We made £159 for Leeds Children's Theatre funds, which is great, and hopefully we've helped to promote The Magic Scarf and maybe increased tickets sales as well. Thanks everyone.
Tickets can be booked online (fees apply), by phone or in person at the Box Office.
Leeds Children's Theatre productions, 1935-2015, list in Wordle fashion. Can you recognise all of the show titles? Any missing ones - I don't have all the greenroom productions/dates, so if you know any please send details to me asap. Thanks, Karen.
The Play-reading for The Magic Scarf will be on Mon 1 June, Auditions on Weds 3 & Thurs 4 June. All start at 6.30pm, usual venue.
Our November 2015 production will be The Magic Scarf.
When Lee and Sandy build Tingles the snowman on Christmas Eve they have no idea what the night will bring. The North Wind has “borrowed” Tingles’ scarf and is in no hurry to return it. Without his scarf, Tingles won’t be able to return the land of Ice and Snow. What will poor Tingles do?
Join Lee, Sandy and Tingles as they embark on an adventure to rescue Tingles’ scarf with the help of a very unusual Christmas Fairy called Goldie. Can they outwit the cunning scarecrow, defeat the wicked witch and win back the scarf? Or, will the children miss Christmas altogether? All is revealed in this excellent play, written by the late Edna Barwell.
The show will be directed by Judith Daniel and Sue Elliott. More details will be announced later, but if you are interest in buying tickets for your school, club or group please contact us and register your interest. Thank you
Leeds Children's Theatre make the front cover, plus editorial (by Mikey Lockwood, images I Cornick)
Saturday Workshop will increase from £1.50 to £2 from February 2015. Please bring the correct change with you!
There will be no workshop on 4 April (Easter weekend) as the theatre is going to be closed.
Important Update re the Leeds Children's Theatre Reunion:
We are rescheduling the reunion. It will now take place during our November 2015 production (on Saturday 21st). This is in part to enable members and guests who have younger children to attend a performance on the Saturday as well as joining us for our celebration bunfight. We will also look into arranging a bar extension for our older members and guests.
I hope this change of date doesn't cause too much inconvenience - please contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the reunion. Many thanks, Karen (Chair. Leeds Children's Theatre)
Happy New Year to all of our members, past members and supporters.
It's amazing to think of Leeds Children's Theatre being so old, but it's true. The society was started in 1935 as part of Leeds Arts Centre before 'independence' in 1940, and has been going ever since (with the exception of the War years when it was temporarily suspended). It's unlikely that there are any surviving original members, but if you know differently then please let us know. We are planning a little reunion, so please get in touch if you spent time as a member of the society. We'd love to hear from you. Thank you
An ongoing project for the society is to building our online archive - visit it here
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