Jersey Arts Centre youtheatre is the in-house theatre company for 14-19-year-olds. It was founded in 2001 by Jersey Arts Centre Director Daniel Austin. Since then, there have been 39 major productions along with numerous animations and readings for Island events. In 2015, Hettie Duncan and Nicole Twinam began directing youtheatre together. Since 2003 the youtheatre have been involved with the twinning between St Helier and Bad Wurzach and have taken several plays to the town. The most recent production was Carol Ann Duffy’s BEASTS AND BEAUTIES.

 

THE JAC youtheatre PRODUCTIONS

2002 The Ramayana by Peter Oswald

2002 Pippin by Stephen Schwartz

2003 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

2003 Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare *

2004 Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie / Piers Chater-Robinson

2004 Gilgamesh by The Company

2005 Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

2005 The Last Voyage of Philip D’Auvergne by Simon Crowcroft *

2006 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis / Adrian Mitchell

2006 Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salmon Rushdie / Tim Supple

2007 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane

2007 The Adventures of Mr Toad by Kenneth Graham / Ginman & McAllister

2008 After Liverpool by James Saunders

2008 Women of Troy by Euripides *

2008 Our Town by Thornton Wilder

2009 outside/inside by The Company

2009 One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig Taylor

2009 Notes to a Goldfish by The Company

2010 Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht *

2010 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll / The Company

2010 Games by James Saunders

2011 Attempts On Her Life by Martin Crimp

2011 Godspell by Stephen Schwartz

2012 The Conversation by The Company *

2012 The Tempest by William Shakespeare

2013 A Dream Play by August Strindberg

2013 The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

2014 Antigone by Sophocles / Stephen Spender

2014 The Harold Pinter Revue Sketches by Harold Pinter

2015 The Trial by Franz Kafka / Stephen Berkoff

2015 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey / Dale Wasserman

2016 Matchbox Theatre by Michael Frayn *

2016 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

2017 Treasure Island by Bryony Lavery

2017 Medea by Ben Powers after Euripides

2018 George Orwell’s Animal Farm / Adapted for the stage by Ian Wooldridge *

2018 J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan / performed at Hamptonne Country Life Museum

2019 Kes by Lawrence Till / Adapted from Barry Hines’ ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’

2019 Start Swimming by James Fritz

2020 Beasts and Beauties by Carol Ann Duffy / dramatised by Melly Still and Tim Supple

 

* these 7 productions also toured to St. Helier’s twin town of Bad Wurzach, in Southern Germany, as part of an historic cultural exchange