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Headgate Young Company

HYC is new, and in the process of developing a full and varied programme. Currently there are structured weekly sessions which are innovative and challenging and participants are given the opportunity to develop theatre skills and knowledge across a range of genres. These run on Thursday evenings during term time.

In addition wider activity is planned throughout the year. A small group have worked with a facilitator to devise a play called Lost Dolls, which will be performed as part of Colchester Fringe. HYC members have recently been part of the cast of The Diary of Anne Frank, and have assisted in stage management roles.

Throughout the year there will be ad hoc performance events arranged, and another full scale production is scheduled for week commencing 28th August 2022. The Headgate Theatre runs an open audition policy for all Headgate Theatre Productions, unless there are specific ground for pre-casting. This includes the production mounted under the banner of Headgate Young Company.

Workshops on specific subjects are being planned with industry professionals. Young people wanting to learn more about stage lighting and sound are welcomed for introductory training and the potential to get involved with productions throughout the year.

If you want to know more about HYC and what is on offer or being planned, then email

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