Treading the Boards is the drama group based at the Village Youth Project. The group has produced successful shows since 2000, including large-scale musicals such as “The Sound of Music”, “My Fair Lady”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Beauty and the Beast” and in 2012, “Peter Pan”. The club now mounts two productions each year, a pantomime in January or February in St Mary’s Church Hall, and then a major production in October at the Little Theatre in Birkenhead.
The club gives opportunities for young people to develop skills,not only in acting, singing and dancing, but also in theatrical production aspects, including directing, sound, lighting, stage management and set design. Each year we run a residential for the cast of the major production at which the cast members rehearse their parts and develop their performance techniques.
Treading the Boards productions are directed by Simon Boyce, choreographed by Cat Derrick and supported by a range of excellent voice tutors. The shows are also supported by a large number of adult volunteers who carry out a wide range of back-stage, front of house and administrative roles.
Rehearsals are normally held on Tuesdays from 7.45pm to 9pm with additional dates added as the performances approach. The cost is £2 per week between casting and the performance, payable in advance.
Treading the Boards News
The next production is “Robin Hood”, a rock-and-roll pantomime, at the end of January 2013 in St Mary’s Church Hall. Auditions are on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm from 30th October.
Treading the Boards will also be entering the Leverhulme Drama Festival in both the up to 15s and up to 21s categories, in February 2013. Auditions for this also will be on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm from 30th October