Prestatyn Youth Theatre brings its production of Annie to Denbigh’s Theatr Twm o’r Nant on the 25th 26th and 27th of July. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
This popular, rags to riches story is punctuated with all the usual songs you might expect, but perhaps portrays an edgier than usual Annie. The orphans show their dismay at their situation and Annie is depicted as a child who has been abandoned in poverty and abused by her subsequent carers. Her journey is played out by young actress, Evie Clubley from Prestatyn and Stuart and Vania Tong have co-directed and produced the production, with a local youth cast.
Prestatyn Youth Theatre prides itself on building confidence in all its members. Both Vania and Stuart have a long history of teaching, producing and directing shows.
Director Stuart Tong explained that they wanted to show that Musical Theatre is not always a fairy tale but can, sadly, mirror real life. This production has a message that children are the outcome of their experiences and that during times of austerity, they are often the first to suffer. The orphans and Annie have had “A Hard-Knock life,” but there is always the promise of a brighter “Tomorrow.”
“This is not to say that this production will be all doom and gloom; we want to entertain our audience, but we also want to make them think. We last did this production seven years ago at The Scala in Prestatyn, and it’s a very different show to what we’ve produced before.”
Tickets are currently still available for Thursday and Friday evenings only, as Saturday is sold out! If you would like to see the show, we strongly advise you to call our ticket hotline below, 9am-9pm as tickets are quickly disappearing: all seats £10. Tea, coffee, wines, beers, apples and doughnuts will be available in the American-themed bar; a fantastic night out for all the family! Please call the box office; 07368323456. Anyone interested in joining Prestatyn Youth Theatre will have the opportunity to do so in September. Please see our website for further details; p-y-t.co.uk