Fringe benefits and great vision for St Ives Youth Theatre

St Ives Youth Theatre

St Ives Youth Theatre - Credit: Archant

In the next few weeks, the St Ives Youth Theatre will take its summer production Vision to the Burgess Hall and then its off to Edinburgh for the Fringe.

Vision, written by Jonny Smith and Dom Hartley, tells the story of Bernadette of Lourdes. On a quiet road in southern France, two teenage hitchhikers are attempting, unsuccessfully, to hitch a ride to the coast. Instead, they stumble on the town of Lourdes and are forced to spend a night there. They are stunned by the buzz of the place. They make enquiries at a local bar and are soon embroiled in the powerful story of Bernadette Soubirous, the fourteen-year old girl who is the source of the town’s success.

“This show will appeal to anyone who has ever questioned a friend when they have confided anything that might at first sight seem implausible,” said SIYT director Frankie Morgan. She added “our cast take the audience on a whistle-stop tour of all human emotion in one show – from elation to despair, laugh out loud funny to devastated. They are an inspiring group of people to work with.”

Vision is at the Burgess Hall from July 15-18.tickets are £9 for adults and £6 for concessions and are available from the Burgess Hall on 01480 388500. The group will perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 18-23.


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