Commemorating the Great War with Bertie: NWTC Youth theatre 2017-2018
Sat 10 and Sun 11 March 2018
Altrimenti Centre Culturel, 5 ave Marie Therese, Luxembourg
One hour share of work followed by a discussion with cast and crew
Performances sold out!
Bertie is your average teenager, as happy being around his friends as he is dreaming of what his future holds. Starting in 1914, his world is suddenly turned upside down as World War I breaks out and he is rushed to the front-line. Inspired by Joan Littlewood’s brilliant “Oh what a lovely war”, we will take a different journey where we instead focus on how life was for Bertie, his family and friends both ‘back home’ and on the Western Front.
The youth group has been meeting since October, two hours, each Saturday. Exploring how to tell the story of Bertie, Charlie and their friends and families, the youth group have had workshops on Laban movement, commedia dell'arte, improvisation, dance, singing, ensemble work and acting. This year's script has been devised especially for the group. The group will continue to work and present a share of its progress on 10 and 11 March at Altrimenti Centre Convict, 5 ave Marie Therese in town.
Led by director Julie Fraser, NWTC members have come forward to form the crew (Chris Albrecht - assistant director, Chris Wilson and Lesley Chesters - artistic assistants, Moira Hogg - costumes, Katie Bull and Hilary Brown - props, Catriona Gilham - lighting, Chantelle Bonnici and Chris Wilson - script researchers and NWTC Committee members (Rose Flammant, Pauline Lloyd, Valerie Scott, Christine Probst and Derek Meijers) production support.
“We all move to satisfy a need”