Young people bring fairy-tale to life

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The Phoenix Centre Youth Theatre Group performed a production of Snow White to an audience of more than 100 people on Saturday, January 11.

Daventry & District Housing (DDH) recently gave its support to the new theatre group set up by the Phoenix Youth Centre by providing funding from the DDH Community Chest panel.

The financial backing enabled the group, which comprises young people aged between six and 21-years-old, to script, stage and perform their first ever production of the post-Christmas pantomime. The performance was also supported by Juice Sound and Lighting, who provided all of the sound and lighting equipment completely free of charge.

In total, 130 people attended the show, enabling the group to raise £360 that will be invested into future performances.

Scripted and directed by Leto Dietrich, the performance featured Snow White, who was played by Bethany Tremayne, Cinderella, played by Georgia Ball, and Prince Charming, who was played by Cain Powell. The other stars were Claire Griffin (the Evil Queen), Emma Munoz-Robinson (Artichokes the Fairy) and Sam Cheadle (the Prince).

DDH Community Development Officer Sarah Sims said: “All of those involved in the pantomime did a fantastic job.

“It was clear that the cast and the crew worked very hard to provide an amazing show that was well supported and received by the local community.”

Director of the production, Leto Dietrich, added: “I’d like to say a huge well done to the new theatre group at the Phoenix Youth Centre. You all worked very hard, I’m so proud.

“I’d also like to thank all of those who came to watch.”