A group of friends from Norwich, who began their own theatre company in reaction to the lack of job opportunities in their area, are completing the final rehearsals ahead of the performance of their play.
The Theateers team, led by Fixer Rachel Wearmouth (21), are creating a youth-run theatre company in an effort to offer work experience to unemployed young people.
After months of scripting, casting, and rehearsing, the team are finalising the last details of the free performance night, which is to be held at The Garage, Norwich on Thursday 2nd May at 6:00 pm.
The play - entitled 'Every Which Way... But Where?' - follows the story of a young girl named Kate who, faced with the prospect of unemployment, evaluates her options in life including university, being jobless, or trying to gain employment.
Lead Fixer Rachel explains: ‘The play is to show that there are many different paths in life, and what is right for one person may not be for another.
‘It’s been really great to complete this play, but this play is not just about a performance – it is about giving young people hope for the future. By setting up the youth theatre company, young people can gain experience and improve their job prospects.’
Fellow Fixer David Mills (23) cannot wait to perform the play: ‘This experience has been great. Being part of a new and emerging talent company lets me explore new skills, which I will be able to develop in the future.’
The group will showcase their play at The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich on Thursday 2nd May at 6:00 pm. There are no tickets for the event – simply turn up and watch the performance.
Click below to view the event poster: