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Youth drama explores town's history

PUBLISHED: 11:05 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:54 03 July 2010

YOUNG people from Great Yarmouth will be exploring history through drama this weekend taking part in a street theatre performance in the town.

Norfolk County Council's eastern area youth work team has worked with a group of youngsters to create a piece of theatre focusing on the history of Yarmouth.

YOUNG people from Great Yarmouth will be exploring history through drama this weekend taking part in a street theatre performance in the town.

Norfolk County Council's eastern area youth work team has worked with a group of youngsters to create a piece of theatre focusing on the history of Yarmouth.

More than 30 young people, aged 14 to 17, have been involved in researching and writing for the project and seven youngsters stage the production on Saturday.

History of Yarmouth Street Theatre will be performed at The Time and Tide Museum at 1pm and 1.45pm.

The performance includes song, dance, poems and plays and takes the audience on a journey through the history of Yarmouth, exploring the creation of the town wall, the impact of the Great Plague and the rivalry between the Mods and Rockers.

Anyone can view the show free of charge, although normal prices will be charged for those wanting to enter the main museum.

The project has been supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Rosalie Monbiot, Cabinet member for Children's Services, said: “Our youth work teams are doing some brilliant work in Norfolk's communities and this is just one example.

"This project has given young people a chance to explore their creativity, build their communication skills and confidence and learn about the history of their town. I'm sure those involved have also had a fantastic time putting this piece of theatre together and they should rightly be proud of their achievements.”

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