Dreamstuff celebrates 10 years with extensive programme

Dreamstuff Youth Theatre will be 10 years old next year and to celebrate they are launching a year-long programme that will all go under the title of ‘Dreamstuff 10’.

Formed by Mike Kelly in 2000 Dreamstuff Youth Theatre has gone from strength to strength with at least two full scale productions every year. The recent successes of the Shakespeare In The House festival and our year round training programme have cemented our status as the premier youth theatre in Kilkenny.

The new programme will be launched with a huge one night show on Saturday September 25 entitled ‘Dreamstuff 10’.

A scene from all 20 Dreamstuff plays from the last 10 years will be performed in the Watergate Theatre. The cast who will be reprising a multitude of parts are: Trev Anderson, Angela Barrett, Philip Brennan, Alex Christle, Stephen Colfer, Ross Costigan, John Doran, Alan Doyle, Amy Dunne, Stacey Dunne, Sean Hackett, Mairead Kiernan, Ken McGuire, John Morton, Aoibhin Murphy, Michael Murphy, Sorcha O'Boyle, Suzanne O'Brien, Peter O'Connor, Jack O'Leary, Paddy O'Leary, David Thompson and Jessica Walsh.

The last of the plays will be the 20th production when it arrives in the Watergate Theatre from December 15 -19. Andersen’s Fairytales: The Adventures Of Hans Christian Andersen will be the first theatrical sequel, following the hugely successful 2004 show Grimm’s Fairytales: The Adventures Of The Brother’s Grimm. The story will see the famous Danish playwright pitched into a wild fairytale adventure with his own creations. It is written by John Morton and artistic director, Angela Barrett will be taking the reins for it.

2010 will finish with a reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, which will take place with a full choir and a few famous faces putting their voices to the classic tale. The once-off performance will be spreading festive cheer in December.

For more on the Dreamstuff 10 programme keep an eye on yifm.com/dreamstuff or visit Facebook.

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