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SYT Productions

SYT Productions is the high profile , high quality performance group within Scottish Youth Theatre. This group is made up of identified talented young actors, directors and technicians to give them opportunity to further develop skills through challenging workshop and performance projects. Senior members of Scottish Youth Theatre represent the best of new Scottish talent through devising, developing and  performing  nationally and internationally.

Current projects:

  • Freckleface Strawberry The Musical
  • Family Storytime

 

2009

  • 'Love But Her'

2007/08, the demand for SYT Productions’ performances, workshops, projects and events was such that the group literally became a resident company in The Old Sheriff Court. 

  • ‘When A Star Falls’

In October ’06, SYT Productions commissioned playwright David Cosgrove to write a new play exploring issues currently affecting young people in Scotland. After a weekend spent developing the script with Company members and the artistic director, David produced a fast moving, thought-provoking play.  Tackling key issues such as identity and nationality, ‘When A Star Falls’ allows the characters and the audience to discover more about themselves and each other than they could possibly have expected.

‘Full of well rounded characters and carefully nuanced dialogue…A modern day morality tale” THE HERALD

‘This is a cracking wee show from Scotland’s other national theatre” THE HERALD

In September 2007, ‘When A Star Falls’, after a re-write, was rehearsed and remounted for an Autumn Tour of Scotland.  The tour included performances at Promote YT’s National Festival of Youth Theatre and Glasgow City Council’s Inspiration from the Word Festival. The tour visited the following venues:

  • The New Athenaeum, RSAMD, Glasgow (National Festival Of Youth Theatre)
  • Village Theatre, East Kilbride
  • Corran Halls, Oban
  • Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern
  • Macrobert, Stirling
  • Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas
  • The Byre, St Andrews
  • The Sunart Centre, Acharacle
  • Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld
  • Aros, Portree, Skye
  • Brian Cox Studio, Glasgow (Inspiration Festival)

The ‘When a Star Falls’ Company was invited by Scottish Youth Theatre Patron Richard Wilson to attend a performance of ‘Whipping It Up’ at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, afterwards joining Richard in his dressing room for drinks.  Richard was a gracious host, answering the many questions regarding his life in the theatre that the group asked him. 

In January 2008, following the success of ‘Geordie’ in Tartan Week ’06, the International Division of the Scottish Government invited Scottish Youth Theatre to represent Scotland in New York City, as part of Scotland Week ’08.  The company decided to take ‘When A Star Falls’, as a representation of young people in modern Scotland.  It was also decided that the group should rehearse a 20 minute piece of musical entertainment featuring modern arrangements of some Burns’ Songs.  The songs were given a modern twist by Ross Brown, musical director.  The show and songs were rehearsed in March prior to flying out to the USA on 26th March 2008.

The company performed Burns’ Songs to an appreciative crowd on Sunday 30th March at the Scotland Run in Central Park, New York City.  That evening, the group performed at a reception at the Norwood in Greenwich Village hosted by Scottish Youth Theatre Patron Brian Cox and his wife, Nicole.  The guests, which included Linda Fabiani, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture, sang along with the young performers renditions of Burns’ classics like ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ and ‘For A’ That’.

2008

  • The Beauty of Sleeping Wood
2007
 
  • When a Star Falls - National Tour 
2006
 
  • Winter Festival 2006
  • Titus Andronicus – Development Week
  • Geordie 
2005
 
  • Geordie – Development Week 2
  • Geordie - Development Week 1
  • Dying For It
2004
 
  • Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
  • Dying For It 
2003
 
  • Romeo and Juliet 
2002
 
  • Illyria 
2001
 
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Born Bad 
2000
 
  • Freaks of Nature – Born Bad
  • Macbeth
  • Dying for it 
1999 
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • MacBeth – Workshop Production
  • Room Raiders
  • The Devil in Drag
1998
 
  • Peter Pan Man - Performance Group
  • Peter Pan - Extract
  • Much Ado About Nothing - Workshop Production
  • Bull Raiders
  • Hamlet
1996
 
  • Beowulf – The War Party
  • The Victorian Vampire Mystery
  • Hamlet – Workshop Production
  • Beauty and the Beast 
1995
 
  • Five Nations Project - Stage 1
  • The Cure of the Velvet Cloak
  • Wee MacGreegor Enlists - Scenes
  • The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
  • Romeo & Juliet - Workshop Production 
1994
 
  • Snow Falls on the Warrior
  • Twelfth Night – Workshop Production 
1993
 
  • Medea
1992
 
  • The Grave of Every Hope
1991
 
  • Mac An T-Sronaich
1990
 
  • Aladdin
  • The Big Move
  • The Alchemist
  • Love But Her
 1989
 
  • In Traction
 1988
 
  • Otherwise Engaged
 1987
 
  • Up to our Oxters

 

 

 

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Scottish Youth Theatre
The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF

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