The Miller Centre Young Players

The Miller Centre's own youth theatre group meets every Monday and is for young people aged 8 to 16. They work on all kinds of acting techniques using well-known plays and devised theatre. They perform at the Miller Centre, in other local theatres and festivals.

For information about joining please contact Vicky Bovingdon on 07723 014723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Recent Young Player productions:

 

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The Wind in the Willows

Adapted by Glyn Maxwell from the book by Kenneth Grahame

21 July 2017 at 7:30pm and 22 July 2017 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

“Oh it's not a day for cleaning! Perhaps it's a day for nothing I expected” So says little Moley as she ventures out into the Wide World for the first time, a realm of sunshine and darkness, comfort and threat. There she will meet the friendly Ratty, secretly dreaming of lives he could have led, the mystical Badger from the deep heart
of the Wild Wood, and of course the splendid and preposterous Toad of Toad Hall, who lives life to the full and leaves chaos in his wake. Meanwhile, somewhere in the shadows, a certain Weasel is hatching a plan that would ruin Moley's world forever ...

Glyn Maxwell's Wind in the Willows tells the beloved tale once more in all its wistful charm, set in a timeless England where a spirit of friendship, grace and compassion 'lets the best be done, and the worst undone.'

This modern retelling of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story, performed here by the talented Miller Centre Young Players, was premiered in July 2015 in the Open Air Theatre at Grosvenor Park, Chester. It is fast-moving, fun and full of all the characters you know and love.

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Photos: Yan Kool

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A thriller by Bram Stoker, adapted for the stage by David Calcutt.

22 July 2016 at 7:30pm and 23 July 2016 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

This is the story of the vampire who rises from the grave at night to feast on the blood of innocent young ladies. The original story, written by Bram Stoker in 1987, remains a favourite and has thrilled cinema audiences in numerous horror film versions.

Today's play, by David Calcutt, is adapted especially to be performed by young actors. It simplifies the story and changes the theme to suit the modern stage - for example, the evil Dracula is destroyed through the work of the two female characters, particularly Mina. But you will not be disappointed.

The action will still send a shiver down your spines as you watch these very talented young players bring the whole dreadful tale to life - and death

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Photos: Chris Myers

 

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by William Shakespeare, adapted by Victoria Bovingdon

17 July 2015 at 7:30pm and 18 July 2015 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

A cast and crew of twenty-five young people will present a fresh version of Shakespeare’s popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The powerful story of four lovers who switch partners through the trickery of the mischievous Puck. As Lysander tells us: ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ The chaos erupts before our eyes, as human and magical worlds collide. We’ll see Hermia’s feud with with Helena over Lysander and Demetrius, the lovers tiff between Titania and Oberon (the fairy King and Queen) and a play-within-a-play introduced by a kindly group of fellows named ‘The Mechanicals’. 

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Photos: Tony Gingell

 

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by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Adrian Mitchell (commissioned and first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company)

12 July 2014 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

On a glorious summer's afternoon, young Alice happens upon a smartly dressed rabbit looking at his watch and muttering "I'm too late!" This being an unexpected occurence, she follows him down a nearby rabbit hole and falls into Wonderland. And thus begins the magical mystical story of a small girl in another world.

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A musical adaptation of C S Lewis' classic story.Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell. Music by Shaun Davey.

20 July 2013 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

A fresh and vibrant production of the classic CS Lewis novel featuring 25 young actors aged 8 to 17, all members of The Miller Centre Young Players.

Through a musical originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Narnia comes to life with all your favourite characters including Mr Tumnus, Aslan, Lucy and the children; of course, no story is compete without its villain – and Lewis' White Witch is definitely one of the most terrifying! 

 

 

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Peter Pan

The Miller Centre Young Players present their production of Peter Pan in a musical version of JM Barrie's classic story by David Barrett.

14 July 2012 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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Photos: Avril Jones