Drayton & Taverham

Young actors tread the boards

Just Regional
Oct 30, 2013 2 mins read

Up-and-coming actors from the area will be appearing in the Feathers in the Snow, the latest production from the Theatre Royal Youth Company The Garage.

The performance, which runs December 4-7, will be the first chance for people to see the play outside of the capital. Philip Ridley’s play was first performed last year at London’s Southwark Theatre.

The show combines drama, comedy and music. From a chicken god, a talking leopard to a sea-witch, the production demonstrates dozens of young actors performing as bizarre and intriguing characters.

Norwich Theatre Royal’s John Bultitude said: “This production could certainly be described as epic. The performers have embraced the chance to work on a production like this and it will be a great chance for them to stretch their acting and musical abilities, as well as provide one of the first chances to see Philip Ridley’s play outside London.”

The play expresses heavy themes and situations, mixed with a strong sense of humour and eccentric characters, appealing to all ages and the whole family. The production explores how one decision can affect lives and events many years later.

There is a lot about religion, power and war. It is also interesting to see how things change as allies become enemies through the story. I also like the fact that there are a lot of songs in it. Some of the actors also play musical instruments in it so that is good fun too,” said Asa Hardy-Brownlie who plays Jared, the main character for the opening part of the play.

Tickets are available at £9 and £7.50 for concessions. Call the box office on 01603 630000 or book online via www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Feathers In The Snow in rehearsals 2

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