Playgoers set for Youth Festival

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THANKS to the Skegness Grammar School coming to the rescue the Skegness Playgoers’ latest annual Youth One Act Play Festival will now go ahead.

Now in its 15th year, the event attracts child actors from across Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, who have worked hard to bring everyone an entertaining evening with their one act plays.

“Children need our encouragement,” said Playgoers’ Secretary, Linda Adams. “They have worked so hard to put on these plays, and they are extremely talented and look forward to the Youth Festival each year.”

This year there will be three one-act plays on Saturday, October 13, and three plays and the prizegiving on Sunday, October 14.

The curtain up on both evenings is at 6pm. Tickets are available on the door at the Grammar School on the night.

Plays set to delight and entertain with their comic capers include “Frankenstein Recycled’ and ‘Carry on Chaucer’.

The festival kicks-off on Saturday with ‘Carry on Chaucer’ by The Sparklers, Bridlington. It is followed by ‘The Bodenham Romp’ from Boston Children’s Theatre and ‘Consumed’ by the Lindsey Rural Players.

On Sunday, the festival continues with the Migrant Youth Theatre’s ‘Islands of the Mighty’, and then ‘Frankenstein Recycled’ by PerfAct Youth Theatre from Grantham.

The Fusion Youth Theatre from Grimsby wraps things up with ‘Deeds Not Words’ before the presentation of prizes.

Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for students.

A season ticket for both days is £10 for adults and £5 for students.

The box office in available on 01754 765 645.

The Embassy had been the previous home for the festival, as well as the adult festival, but due to Skegness Playgoers’ economic reasons, it can no longer host the plays at that venue. Earlier this year, thanks to the generosity of Chris Baron at Butlins, the adult festival went ahead at the last minute in Butlins’ Crazy Horse Saloon and, despite poor audiences, it was a successful event, with the Skegness Playgoers picking up several nominations and Coun Mark Anderson presenting the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ trophy to local amateur Bert Crane.