Who are Young Arcadians?
In 1979, Kath Hull formed The Junior Theatre Club. Since that date it has gone from strength to strength changing its name to Young Arcadians in 1990.
Karel Bellringer produced three shows but Mary Driver (nee Suggitt) was the producer for many years and put many youngsters through and on the road to theatrical training.
Starting out in 1979 as The Junior Theatre Club the youth group can boast many successes both with their productions as well as being the start of many careers ‘on stage’ for members.
Hot on the heels of Letchworth Arcadians celebrating their 50th anniversary their youth section, the Young Arcadians, celebrated their 25th anniversary. And just like their elders the youngsters are now award winners in their own right.
Their 2003 production of ‘Bugsy Malone’ was named as the inaugural winners of the Avery Trophy, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s award for the best youth production in the region for 2002/2003 season.