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2 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, March 2022 Written by Chelsea Willis Who Lives in a Pineapple under the sea? Bridget and Jade do! Our next production for 2022 is The SpongeBob Musical, directed by Maddie Watts. Splashing onto the stage in the July School Holidays, this fun for all ages musical … Read more

3 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, March 2022 Written by Maddie Newland on Assistant Director Romeo and Juliet I hadn’t really worked on a Shakespearean play prior to Romeo and Juliet, I hadn’t even worked on a straight play before, so it was definitely something really different for me. Coming in, I … Read more

5 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, January 2022 Written by Maddie Newland and Chelsea Willis Understudies meaning: (in the theatre) a person who learns another’s role in order to be able to act at short notice in their absence. The actor learns this in addition to their own role. Introducing Jackson Archer, … Read more

My Thoughts on Young People’s Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet 5 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, January 2022 Written by Alan Shao Alan is a Senior Student of Young Peoples Theatre and is currently in Year 12. Alan viewed a preview of the production during our Tech and Dress Rehearsals.   … Read more

5 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, January 2022 Written by Nicholas Thoroughgood   Opening 18 February, our next production at YPT is Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Nicholas Thoroughgood and features YPT students and adult members. The role of Juliet is shared between two young actors, Mikala Boyd … Read more

4 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, January 2022 Written by Larissa Barwell   Synopsis Fair Verona, driven by the ongoing feud between the Capulets and the Montagues is a City ravaged by brutality and old hatred; it’s a place where peace can only be forced under pain of death. Amongst this pain, … Read more

3 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, January 2022 Written by Ollie Abel The theatre world has always relied on swings and understudies but lately they have become the backbone of theatre. With so many people having to isolate at the last minute, having understudies available and willing to take the leap into any role … Read more

3 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, January 2022 With Beware the Jabberwock opening this week, we thought we would ask a member of the Creative Team what it has been like to work on this production. Ollie Abel is a tutor at YPT and most recently did Assistant Sound Design on BUNYIPS; … Read more

Unsure what to get your little elves for Christmas? How about a YPT gift voucher! What better way to spread the gift of theatre magic then by seeing one of our exciting 2022 productions! You can purchase gift vouchers for a set amount or season passes. You can purchase vouchers online or email boxoffice@ypt.org.au with … Read more

Members of the YPT team attended the City of Newcastle Drama Association – CONDAs – Award Nominations evening on the 15 November. We loved attending the nominations launch and then heading back to the theatre in time to present some well deserving students with their certificates during class. While we certainly don’t do productions to … Read more