The Bundaberg Players, which has been operating since 1950, have been running a youth theatre group for 40 years and it's time to celebrate! The celebrations have taken place over the last four days. They began with a series of workshops in musical theatre, improvisation, acting and screen acting. All of the workshops were run by past members of the youth theatre who have gone on to work in the arts: Rebecca Hutchins, Adam Williams, Trevor Green, Colin Thrupp, myself and Trevor Hunter. The festivities ended with a dinner, performances by present youth theatre members and a puppet show by David Hamilton.
It was great to return to where I got my first acting role as Louis Leonowens in the King and I some thirty years ago and I also got to catch up with some old friends. The youth theatre productions produced over the years include Man of Steel, King Macbee and the Walking Trees, Sheerluck Holmes, Pinocchio, Bugsy Malone and The Dracular Spectacular.