The Royal Court Liverpool Youth Theatre is back in the main auditorium this month, with a new show that they have devised and created with support from writer Maurice Bessman.
Musical comedy The Dream Team will be the Youth Theatre’s fourth annual show on the main stage, following on from Badfellas and Starcrossed Lovers in recent years. The show was based around the ideas that came from members of the Youth Theatre which were then workshopped with a team of professional arts practitioners.
Members of the Youth Theatre are involved in every aspect of the production, including design, costume, backstage, marketing and stage management. Established in 2012, there are no auditions or waiting lists to join – it offers a range of opportunities free of charge for young people aged 11-25 from every part of the city.
Of The Dream Team, they say: “The Sandman is missing and children aren’t going to sleep. Nothing is helping. Lullabies fall on deaf ears, teddies fall to the ground un-hugged and bed time stories? Well there’s something very wrong with night time tales. But don’t worry. Mr Morpheus from the Chillait Corporation is here with his new, soothing night time milk! It will calm your kids and help them to drift off into the night. That’s got to be a good thing, right? A group of adventurers known only as The Dream Team are called together to travel the globe in search of The Sandman. If they can complete their quest, bed times will return to normal. But if they don’t, Mr Morpheus will take control forever…”
Tickets are £3, with all proceeds being reinvested into the Youth Theatre. The show is suitable for all ages and all are welcome to attend. Catch The Dream Team – Search for the Sandman on August 24 and 25. Tickets and information are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com or on 0151 709 4321.