Guernsey Youth & Community Theatre presented
The York Mystery Plays
On behalf of Margaret and myself:
An immense thank you!
It was a massive achievement to bring off a difficult piece of theatre so effectively.
From the atmosphere created
in Market Square by musicians from Belles and Broomsticks as the crowd arrived and then the anticipation and excitment as the rhythms of Samba Burros wafted down Mill Street, and the arrival of the procession with children dressed colourfully, juggling, tap-dancing,
plate-spinning etc. to the performance of the miracles and the entry into the Inner Street for the Last Supper - both the calibre and the tone of the performance was set.
The stewards played their part in welcoming the audience, handing them wine and sheperding them down to Town Church right on time.
The gravity of the story, enhanced by the skills of Bel Canto and Francois Cloete on Organ, with Caroline on flute and Mary (Cello) , was conveyed in a professional manner by the entire company, enhanced by effective lighting and building
towards the moving Finale of the Ascension.
You, the cast and crew, know all this of course because you were part of it as individuals; but working together as you did made it the success that it was - and I believe that is what community theatre
is all about. Congratulations.
There are other projects in the pipeline, including an initiative which is launching on 8th May as part of the Guernsey Literary Festival when we start a monthly theatre club upstairs in The Lion's Den at The Golden Lion. It is intended
that, on every first Monday of the month, we meet to take part in discussion, play readings, workshops, improvisation sessions, performance etc. etc. etc. It is directed at those with an interest in theatre as both participants and observers. With
a bar available, the atmosphere will be relaxed and hopefully free of stress!! We have given the club an identity: The GYCT Little Theatre Company (in The Lion's Den upstairs at The Golden Lion). Doors open at 7 p.m. for chance
to have a chat and a drink with the 'event' starting at 8 p.m.