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Budding young actors at Wentworth Youth Theatre have taken on the challenge of staging two different plays in two weeks at The Wombwell Amateur Operatic Centre.

Ian McGrath the Director of the Youth Theatre told the Times: “We want to give our members as many opportunities to perform as possible and allow them to experience what life is like for professional actors who may be performing in two plays at the same time as well as rehearsing for other performances coming up. All our members are involved in both shows in some way and have worked extremely hard to make them both a success.”

The first show to be performed is a musical written by Ian and musical director Ian Faraday. ‘Ellie’ tells the story of a group of children who set off for a school camp. Their story takes a twist when one of them, Alice, meets Ellie, and realises she has encountered a ghostly presence. With her friend’s help, Alice helps Ellie to pass through to the next world and at the same time resolve some of her own issues. Full of humour and lovely songs this is a show for all the family to enjoy. Performances take place on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, at 7.30 pm.

The second show to be performed the following week on March 23-24, is the successful West End Comedy ‘Daisy Pulls it Off’ by Denise Deegan. Energetic, plucky super achiever Daisy Meredith gains a scholarship to Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Due to her poor background, she is forced to face and overcome snobbish prejudice and schoolgirl pranks from the wealthier girls.

Along the way she and her best friend, zany Trixie Martin, search for the missing treasure that could save the fortunes of the exclusive Grangewood.

Tickets for both shows are priced at £8 and £6 concessions from he village shop or the Post Office in Wentworth, or you can visit the Youth Theatre website ‘wentworthyouththeatre.org.uk’ to order tickets.