10 February 2011>
A group of local youngsters are set to showcase a theatre production focussing on the effect a world at war has on the youth of today.
In association with National Theatre Connections 2011, Caerphilly County Youth Theatre will present 'Bassett', a pacy, funny and exhausting drama which looks at young people who have inherited a world at war, who, as they grow older, are starting to ask questions about conflicts, their country and themselves.
The production will take place between Monday 14th February and Thursday 17th February at Blackwood Miners' Institute, starting at 8pm.
The story begins… It's lunchtime and a group of GCSE pupils studying citizenship in a school in Wootton Bassett have been locked into a classroom by a supply teacher.
They are anxious to get out and attend a repatriation procession for a brave soldier who lost his life while fighting for his country. Tensions are mounting…
Director, Tony Gallagher says, "The actors involved with Caerphilly County Youth Theatre enjoy the challenge of their involvement in Bassett because it is a play being performed as the war in Afghanistan is actually happening. The thought-provoking nature of the play may encourage audience members to consider the effects of the constant 'in your face' reminder of war and the effect it could have on these young people".
He continued, "Cast members feel the pupils at the school in Wootton Bassett are in a unique and perhaps at times, surreal situation compared to other pupils in other schools across the UK, because although they are thousands of miles away from war torn Afghanistan, they are constantly reminded of what is happening each time there is the repatriation of a soldier killed in action".
Tickets are priced at £7 and £5 for concessions – the production contains some strong language is suitable for an audience aged 15+.
Tickets are available now – to book yours call the Box Office on 01495 227206 or visit www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com.
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