Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Stowmarket group to take on ambitious theatre project staged at John Peel Centre

PUBLISHED: 14:39 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:39 20 June 2018

The Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover project previously staged a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Bury St Edmunds Picture: SPINNING WHEEL THEATRE

The Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover project previously staged a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Bury St Edmunds Picture: SPINNING WHEEL THEATRE

SPINNING WHEEL THEATRE

Six creative young people are set to take to the stage as part of an ambitious theatre project in Stowmarket.

Participants of the first-ever Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover project in Stowmarket, aged 15-22, will perform The Hothouse by Harold Pinter this summer.

As part of the takeover project the group must take charge of all aspects of the production, from fundraising £500 online through Kickstarter, to doing their own marketing and sourcing costumes and props.

Most of the six members of the project are from Stowupland High School.

The one-off performance of the 1958 thriller, based in a ministry-run institution, will take place at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket on July 8 at 7.30pm.

Amy Wyllie, co-founder and artistic director of professional touring company Spinning Wheel Theatre, said: “It is a very complex and classic Pinter. You don’t know what is going on until right at the end. It is a very challenging piece for the cast to tackle.

“We have done youth takeover projects for a few years in Bury St Edmunds but this is a brand new cohort of people in Stowmarket getting to experience something they might not be able to get elsewhere.

“It is exciting seeing them learn about the subplots and be creative.”

Suffolk-based Spinning Wheel Theatre, formed in 2011, brings professional theatre to isolated, rural and small community venues across East Anglia.

Tickets for The Hothouse cost £5 and are available from the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts box office by visiting www.johnpeelcentre.com or calling 01449 774678.

An Ipswich mother has called for measures to slow drivers at a busy junction after her son almost died in a collision there.

Coes has launched its 2018 Christmas windows, with Elmer Armstrong the elephant sculpture as the Ipswich store’s special guest.

Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures.

Over the Christmas and New Year period we all struggle to keep a lid on our waste - the food bin groans under the weight of turkey carcasses and our blue recycling bulges with empty boxes from trikes and new games consoles so the last thing you want is to miss your rubbish collection.

An Ipswich man who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for four months.

With Christmas around the corner, Suffolk has retail temp jobs a plenty - but which jobs in other sectors are getting increasingly tough to fill?

From a Georgian nipple shield to a diamond dustpan - The former presenter of the popular BBC show Bargain Hunt is flogging his exotic collection of antiques in Essex.

A special fire service vehicle is taking to the streets of Suffolk highlighting the range of work and opportunities within the service.

Clouds will be few and far between today as the sun shows its face over Suffolk.

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24