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Young Drama Enthusiasts Stage Their First Production at The Hive

Teenagers across Worcester have taken to the stage, thanks to an innovative series of drama workshops being pioneered at The Hive by postgraduate drama students.

And this Sunday (APRIL 28) the youngsters’ hard work will be presented to the public with a production of a specially devised new show, aptly titled ‘The Librarian’.

Students on the University’s new Drama MA course have put together the workshop programme. Several of the students involved are specialising in Theatre for Young People on their course and the weekly workshops gives them an opportunity to try out new ideas in drama with the team of local youngsters.

The weekly workshops have become increasingly popular and now, in response to demand, the workshop programme is to be extended to include Sunday afternoon sessions for younger children.

There is also to be a drama summer school being laid on at The Hive, targeted at teenagers who already have some experience of drama and want to focus on developing their theatre techniques in an intensive week long programme in July.

‘The Librarian’ takes place at 3.30pm on Sunday at The Hive Studio.

For more information about the new weekly workshops for 8-12 year olds , or for the existing teenagers workshops contact julie.fisher@worc.ac.uk. Teenagers wanting to apply for the summer school should also contact Julie.

The Hive is Europe’s first joint university and public library and is a partnership between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council. For more information visit www.thehiveworcester.org