Past shows

Dates and Venues

Variété (2013)

29 Aug 2013 to 01 Sep 2013

‘The moon is up, so red, like blood on iron…’ 1936 Hamburg, Germany.  A wandering naïve joins a seedy sideshow circus, the eccentric cast of which are rarely what they seem. As his success playing ‘The Bird Man’ grows, so does his psychotic obsession with the deaf trapeze dancer Maria. On one...

The Dark Tower (2013)

24 Aug 2013 to 26 Aug 2013

In celebration of the 2013 Britten centenary, YMT is commissioning the Northern Irish composer and writer Conor Mitchell to create a new stage work - The Dark Tower, a response to the 1946 radio play (The Dark Tower) written by Ulster poet Louis MacNiece and scored by Benjamin Britten. The first...

YMT Soul Music

Soul Music (2013)

24 Aug 2013 to 26 Aug 2013

Terry Pratchett's 16th Discworld novel, Soul Music follows the short-lived but glamorous musical career of "The Band with Rocks In", a group of musicians who become famous after their leader, Imp Y Celyn (Welsh for "bud of the holly"), becomes possessed by the essence of an addictive new music...

Le Tabou! (2013)

23 Aug 2013 to 24 Aug 2013

Le Tabou! An invitation to a wild, extravagant 13 day party.  A party made by the performers, the musicians, the dancers, the poets, the dreamers, the artists and the sss-singers.  Absurdist, surreal, crazy and comic, this project has rooms and corridors and brrrrroooom cupboards for invention,...

According to Brian Haw (2013)

20 Aug 2013 to 22 Aug 2013

2011 saw the death of Brian Haw, the extraordinary anti-war campaigner who camped outside the Houses of Parliament for 11 years in protest first at the sanctions against Iraq and then against the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The performers and writers James Atherton and Sarah Nelson, working...

OMG: Ovid Unplugged (2013)

16 Aug 2013 to 17 Aug 2013

Ovid was a poet in ancient Rome whose epic poem, The Metamorphoses, retells stories from Greek Mythology in which gods and goddesses fancy a variety of nymphs and earthlings who don’t want to know or who do something to incur their wrath and get changed into animals, insects, trees and flowers We’...

The Drowning Pond (2013)

01 Aug 2013 to 02 Aug 2013

"The Drowning Pond" is a gritty, fast-paced thriller from award-winning author Catherine Forde. Joe Douglas is directing the production with Music Director, M.J McCarthy of indie band Zoe Van Goey. Nicky's the least popular girl in school, and the glossy friends who were briefly interested in her...

The Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point (2013)

01 Aug 2013

“Come with me, lie with me, walk with me, fly with me…” In a town that might be your town, where teenagers are seen as vermin and the scum of the street, something is stirring. It’s a time where children are feeling increasingly undervalued; invisible within their own communities, where young...

Terry Pratchett's Mort: The Musical (2012)

29 Aug 2012 to 01 Sep 2012

Mortimer. An awkward, unemployable young man who gets an offer he can’t refuse - free room, free board and all for a business that will never be short of customers. He doesn't even need to be dead to take the position. But being Death’s apprentice comes with great responsibilities. YMT restaged...

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2012)

24 Aug 2012 to 25 Aug 2012

A devised ensemble musical based on Thomas Hardy’s classic text. Free-spirited country girl Tess Durbeyfield, is caught between her wealthy, manipulative, cousin Alec and the handsome, educated, farmer Angel Clare. Tess of the D’Urbervilles was a vibrant and moving piece of theatre drawing on...

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