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January 2007

Barking & Dagenham Youth Theatre receives Jack Petchey Award and announces new spring show!

Our Youth Theatre members received a great boost to the New Year with news of special funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation*. A prestigious Silver Achievement Award ‘recognising effort, endeavour and achievement in a practical and positive way’, means that every three months, one young person will be elected by the group to receive a framed certificate and a medallion at the annual Awards Ceremony.

In addition, each award-winner will be able to choose how the quarterly £600 grant is used to benefit their group as a whole – which could mean anything from recording equipment or Youth Theatre tshirts, to theatre trips for the members!

As a result of recent nominations, we are delighted to announce that our first Achievement Award goes to long-term member, 16 year-old James Kennedy, who was nominated in particular for his 100% hard work and dedication, regular attendance, enthusiasm, friendliness and for his clear and strong performances in last year’s productions. Well done James!

‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell

Tickets are now on sale for Barking & Dagenham Youth Theatre’s production of ‘Our Day Out’ at the Broadway Theatre at 8:00pm on the evenings of 19, 20, 21 and 23 March 2007.

A mob of lively teenagers from underprivileged backgrounds are let loose on a school trip to the countryside. ‘Our Day Out’ is a tender tale using comedy and pathos to mirror real-life, from the writer of ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Educating Rita’.

Tickets priced £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) are available by calling the Broadway Box Office on

020 8507 5607 or online at The Broadway.

Our Day Out

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* About the Jack Petchey Foundation
The Jack Petchey Foundation, established in 1999, gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11 – 25. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.
Visit The Jack Petchey Foundation for more details.