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The Next Generation

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Next Gen is our theatre company for young actors  aged 12-18.  The company is run by Sally Waghorn with help from Naomi Robertson, Jenny Manville and Kim Seymour.


We put on regular productions and have also started running a series of acting workshops lead by Adam Forde, a professional Director and former Creative Director of the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre.

No experience is necessary to get involved; all we need is enthusiasm.  Plays are auditioned but we try and involve as many performers as we can.

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Our productions to date have been:


2023 – “James &The Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood, a rollocking version of the much loved classic marked a sparkling return after hiatus caused by the pandemic.

2019 – “Wind in the Willows” by Adam Forde and David Perkins, a musical version of the classic children’s story.

2018 – “Alice” by Laura Wade, a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland.

2017 – “The Return of the Next Generation”, a one Act evening of 2 plays, “Ernie’s Incredible Adventures” and “The Cage Birds”.

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This June we will be presenting Matilda the Musical JR.

For more details, please go to the Upcoming Shows page.

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