‘Freaky’ show marks group’s 30th birthday

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It is 30 years since the founding of The Actors’ Workshop Youth Theatre in a tiny space over a butcher’s shop in Skircoat Green, Halifax.

A year later, in 1986, The Studio Group, was established as a fundraising and supporting arm. To mark the group’s survival against the odds and numerous obstacles - which have included floods, leaking roofs and an arson attack - a special show from June 3 to 6 at 7.30pm is being staged. Artistic director and founder Lottie Ward said: “It has indeed been a ‘Freaky Deaky’ journey but here we are, some thirty years on. Our show is a wonderful scenario of some of our first rate and popular productions and includes work by Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Jezz Butterworth, Christopher Duran, and Martin McDonagh and a delicious taste of Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milk Wood’ and Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Torch Song Trilogy’.

“We endeavour to bring new and challenging theatre to the area and indeed have enjoyed a few Calderdale premieres.”

To celebrate, first-night audiences will be offered a free glass of wine. Tickets are on 01422 323688.