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Plays for Youth Theatre

Calderdale Theatre School has several original plays available for performance by other youth theatres. All have been successful and are available with production notes.

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Productions

Calderdale Theatre School puts on a number of public productions each year, allowing all members the opportunity to play in a highly diverse range of performances thoughout their time as students.

Past productions

Year 9, 10 and 11 performance evening: An evening of theatre and music. Details to be announced soon! (May 2015)

Neverwhere: Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but demanding fiancee. Then one night he stumbles across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her - and the life he knows vanishes like smoke. (March 2015)

The Boy Preference: In an affluent suburb in the near future, the birth of a boy is welcomed with shouts of joy and firecrackers, but when a girl is born, the neighbours say nothing. (February 2015)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase: A large number of wolves have migrated from the bitter cold of Europe and Russia into Britain via a new "channel tunnel", and terrorise the inhabitants in their continuing hunting. (June 2014)

Private Peaceful: As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of his family and his childhood. (April 2014)

Oh What A Lovely War (April 2014)

The Wardrobe: It is the safest place they know, but is it safe enough? (March 2014)

Private Peaceful: As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of his family and his childhood. (July 2013)

The Monkey King: A heroic quest overcoming great adversity, encountering Gods, demons and dragons but finding friends along the way, this is a story overflowing with magic. (June 2013)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, become lost in the magical world of Narnia when they pass through a mysterious wardrobe door. (March 2013)

Minster Mysteries: Explore the 900 year history, touch on some of the fascinating stories and meet the colourful characters and their forgotten world. (July 2012)

The Queen Must Die: A papier-mache portrait of Her Royal Highness stands in Margaret Chivers' living-room in preparation for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee... (March 2012)

Cuba: As the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolds and people begin to fear the worst, Barbara and Bernadette decide to mount their own school protest. (March 2012)

Prince of Denmark: Following the teenage Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes as they rage against the roles handed down by their parents. (March 2012)

After Juliet: A tense truce holds between the Capulets and the Montagues after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. (March 2012)

One Million Tiny Plays About Britain: Calderdale Theatre School and Calderdale Music Service present a joint evening of Theatre and Music. (July 2011)

School Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Join Tricia and her classmates on their odyssey into the paranoid, unscrupulous and hilarious world of the ten-year-old imagination. (June 2011)

A Year and a Day: A storyteller, two ghosts, two tribes and a lot of questions. (June 2011)

Rumor and the Rope Trick: A mysterious journey into the secret and seductive world of magic, when the sorcerers of the East meet the magicians of the West and battle to be the star of the show! (June 2011)

The Wicked Lady: Lady Barbara Skelton is beautiful, wild and truly wicked. Forced into a respectable marriage with a man she can't love, she soon becomes bored and embarks on a secret life of gambling, highway robbery and murder. (April 2011)

Ruckus in the Garden: After the success of this performance at the Halifax Festival, the talented cast of young actors returns for those who missed it first time around. (January 2011)

The Wind in the Willows: Alan Bennett has written this adaptation of the well loved classic for the stage. First performed at the National Theatre, this version is both true to the original and yet carries the distinctive Bennett hallmark. (June 2010)

Coram Boy: Dramatised from Jamila Gavin's Whitbread Award winning novel set in 18th century England, Coram Boy is a tale of two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Foundling Children. (March 2010)

His Dark Materials (part two): Lyra and Will find themselves embarked on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. (April 2009)

His Dark Materials (part one): Lyra and Will find themselves embarked on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. (March 2009)

Oliver Twist: Neil Bartlett's dramatisation of Charles Dickens' novel. (June 2008)

The Pilgrimage: A funny, original and powerful fable about friends and enemies, families and foes. (April 2008)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle: A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war. (April 2008)

The Fosdyke Saga: BYTF '07 performance. (July 2007)

Alice: A new adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic tales. (May 2007)

The Dracula Spectacula: (March 2007)

Ghostwriter: A short comedy featuring a murder mystery, ghosts, one legged pirates, escaped convicts and much, much more! (July 2006)

The Apple: Part of Calderdale's Young Brilliance Week. (July 2006)

Tom Fool: Part of Calderdale's Young Brilliance Week. (July 2006)

Island Of The Mighty: An exhilarating romp through Celtic history as it might have been. (May 2006)

Taking Our Time: The Greenwood family struggle to come to terms with the changing lives of the handloom spinners of West Yorkshire. (April 2006)

Rabbit (July 2005)

The Chair (July 2005)

Five Go Mad In Epping Forest: CTS' 2005 BYTF production. (July 2005)

Young Brilliance: Part of Calderdale's Young Brilliance Week. (July 2005)

The Battle for Badger's Wood: The story of the fight to save a piece of woodland from developers - greatly assisted by the animals who live there. (May 2005)

Life Is A Four Letter Word: Do our actions in life affect what happens after it? (April 2005)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickeby (Part II): Originally presented in June 1980 by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London. (March 2004)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickeby (Part I): Originally presented in June 1980 by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London. (March 2004)

Say Goodbye to Satchwell Road (May 2003)

Shelter (March 2003)

Us & Them (March 2003)

Animal Farm: All animals are equal. (April 2002)

A Golden Voyage (March 2002)

The Fosdyke Saga (March 2001)

Oh What A Lovely War (March 1998)

The Magical Voyage of Ulysses (March 1996)

Once in a Lifetime (March 1994)

Dracula Spectacula (March 1993)

Lark Rise (June 1985)


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