A new project for 2022
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Stratford Youth Theatre are thrilled to have been granted permission by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black to adapt ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ for a stage version of these very much loved children’s books.
It is a huge honour to spend time writing and developing this new script into a world premier play for young people and by young people.
Over the summer holidays (2022) we hope to be able to workshop scenes culminating in a play reading of the final script.
Some recent productions...
First commissioned and produced by The National Theatre Connections in 2020. 'The IT’ by Vivienne Franzemann, is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescence and the rage within, written very specifically for today.
With a local cast of 25 young people, this will be Stratford Youth Theatre’s first performance at The Bear Pit Theatre.
A Christmas Carol
Set in the beautiful surroundings of BELL COURT and as part of Stratford-upon-Avon’s vibrant Victorian Christmas Market.
The performance was open air, so audience members wrapped up warm and were able to soak up the Dickensian atmosphere of this much loved tale.
Find A Partner
Find A Partner, by Miriam Battye, was performed as part of the annual youth theatre initiative from the National Theatre, Connections 2021, designed to give young people all over the country an experience of theatrical performance and production.
Venue: Open Air at Stratford Racecourse & Digital at The Belgrade, Coventry.
The play is a fascinating story of dating in dystopia - Love Island and Take Me Out meets The Hunger Games - and contestants who fail to find a partner, are taken out, literally. Pop culture references, explorations of social media, self absorption and reality show tampering generate important questions about how we find, and define, love in a modern climate.
The Coronavirus Time Capsule
Our Time Capsule project is a response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, created by teenagers across the world. It's been developed by Company3 an award-winning theatre company based in London.
You can see all 5 of Stratford Youth Theatre’s Time Capsules here:
Witches Can't Be Burned
By Silva Simerciyan as part of The National Theatre's Connections 2020 Festival.
Venue: Warwick Arts Centre
Set against the backdrop of a group of students performing Arthur Miller’s
The Crucible, Witches Can’t Be Burned explores the changing perceptions of gender, protest and equality, putting Miller’s iconic play, its relevance and its politics on trial.