THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

Youth Connection Durham Fringe Festival 2022 Independent Means

Independent Means (July 2022)

Following our successful run at the Durham Fringe 2021, we have been invited back to perform at the 2022 Fringe! This year we will be bring the play Independent Means, the chilling tale of the Brides in the Bath Murders!

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Fame! The Musical (March 2022)

After being pulled from the stage during our dress rehearsal and postponed for two years due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it was incredible to bring this high energy show to our audience! With bags of talent on stage with new and existing members, we really will remember this ones name!

Youth Connection Winter Concert Durham Chester-le-Street Methodist Church

Winter Concert 2021

Our annual celebration of the talent within the group was split across two nights this year, to ensure social distancing could be achieved within the audience, in line with government guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic. Even though we performed to a sea of masked faces, the appreciation and support from the audience could be felt when they cheered the roof off after every song!

Durham Fringe Festival 2021 Youth Connection Cabaret

Come to the Cabaret (July 2021)

Our second show at the Durham Fringe 2021 showcased the singing talent within our group. Revisiting our Come to the Cabaret concert from two years ago, it was great to be performing to sell-out crowds once more after the Covid break!

Durham Fringe Festival 2021 Youth Connection Lucky Durhams

The Lucky Durhams (July 2021)

We were honoured to be invited to perform at the first ever Durham Fringe Festival in 2021! It was only fitting that we took one of our Edinburgh Fringe favourites, The Lucky Durhams and perform it in its namesake city. 

Youth Connection Fame 2020 Durham Chester-le-Street

Fame! The Musical (March 2020)

This brilliant and legendary show was pulled from the stage during the final dress rehearsal due to the announcement of a national lockdown to stem the spread of the Coronavirus. A great show that we are determined to bring back to the stage when it is safe to do so!

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Winter Concert 2019

This year we performed to a packed out church, with a full house of 250 people! With songs performed by our younger members, two piano solos from two of the group and also a surprise marriage proposal, it was certainly one we won't be forgetting!

Youth Connection Chicago Musical Chester-le-Street Durham

Chicago (Sept 2019)

Our production of Chicago left the audience claiming it was "a thoroughly professional performance" and "the best show YC have ever done"! Fantastic performances were elevated by a brilliant onstage orchestra, detailed costumes and an incredibly creative lighting plot.

YC Durham youth connection theatre company chester-le-street cabaret concert

Come to the Cabaret (Apr 2019)

As we are always testing and trying new methods of performing, this was certainly a new venture for us. We booked out two local Social Clubs and performed two sell out cabaret-style nights. This event gave us a great opportunity to showcase some of the great new talent that we have in the group and it is certainly a format we will revisit!

YC Durham youth connection theatre company chester-le-street Lucky Durhams Edinburgh fringe festival

Lucky Durhams (Aug 2018)

For a second year running we took the original play, The Lucky Durham's, up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. An incredible experience and a fitting tribute to all of those who gave their lives fighting in the trenches 100 years ago. Lest we forget.

YC Durham youth connection theatre company chester-le-street our house musical

Our House (July 2018)

For the second time in our group's history we brought the house down with the high-energy, fast paced, foot stomping modern classic that is the Madness musical: Our House!

Our minimalist set was brought to life by creative lighting from Hi-Lights and our adrenaline was fuelled by the raucous live band, helping us deliver memorable renditions of the shows big numbers.

 

Here's a list of all of our past productions, from 1984 and our beginnings at Roseberry Comprehensive School, up to our current performances at our new home at Park View Community Theatre.

Find info on Park View Community Theatre here.

OUR HISTORY

 

Mar 22    Fame! The Musical 

Jul 21     Come to the Cabaret! (Durham Fringe Festival)  

Jul 21     Lucky Durhams (Durham Fringe Festival)  

Mar 20    Fame! The Musical (Postponed due to Coronavirus Pandemic)  

Sep 19    Chicago  

Apr 19    ‘Come to the Cabaret’ Concert
Aug 18    Lucky Durhams (Edinburgh Fringe)
Jul 18     Our House
Oct 17     Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Aug 17    Lucky Durhams (Edinburgh Fringe)
Oct 16     Summer Holiday
Jul 16     ‘Anglo Americano’ Concert
Jan 16    A Slice of Saturday Night
May 15   ‘An Evening With YC’ Concert
May 15   Guys and Dolls
Apr 15    Durham Mayor’s Civic Dinner
Jun 14    YC 30th Birthday Concert
May 14   We Will Rock You
Nov 13    Oliver
Nov 13    Red Cross Winter Concert (Gala Theatre)
Jul 13     Back to the 80’s
Nov 12    Cinderella
Jul 12     Jesus Christ Superstar
Oct 11     Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Jul 11     Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Dec 10    Little Shop of Horrors
Nov 10    ‘Songs from the Musicals’
Jul 10      Our House
Dec 09    Godspell
Sep 09    Two (Sedgefield Drama Festival)
Jul 09     Fame
Dec 08    Aladdin
Sep 08    Concert in Kostroma, Russia
Jul 08     Fiddler on the Roof
May 08    Stadium of Light Concert
Dec 07    Grease
Sep 07    Musicality (Gala Theatre)
Jul 07      We Will Rock You
Nov 06    ‘Stage by Stage’ Concert
Jun 06     A Slice of Saturday Night
Mar 06    ‘A Little Light Music’ Concert
Dec 05    Jekyll & Hyde the Musical
Jul 05     ‘Musicality’ Concert
Mar 05    The Fix

Jul 04     Les Misérables 
Feb 04    Combustion
Dec 03    Little Shop of Horrors
Oct 03    Concert w/Riverside Brass Band
Jul 03     Celebrate Musical Production (Lumley Castle)
Jun 03    Chess (Gala Theatre)
Jun 03    Chess
Dec 02    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Sep 02    Performance in Hungary
Sep 02    Concert w/Riverside Brass Band
Jun 02    Golden Jubilee Concert
Dec 01   The Hot Mikado
Jun 01    Exchange Visit to France
Jun 01    Jesus Christ Superstar
Dec 00   Mother Goose
Jul 00     Grease
Jul 00     Exchange to Slovakia
Feb 00   Thursday’s Child

Dec 99    Return to Forbidden Planet
Jul 99     Godspell
May 99   King of the Castle (Stephen Joseph Theatre)
Dec 98    Jack and the Beanstalk
Jul 98     Billy
Dec 97    Alibaba
Sep 97    A Slice of Saturday Night (Germany)
Aug 97    A Slice of Saturday Night (Edinburgh Festival)
Jun 97    A Slice of Saturday Night 
Dec 96    Cinderella
Aug 96    Little Shop of Horrors & Cabaret (Edinburgh Festival)
Jul 96     Cabaret
May 96    Little Shop of Horrors
Dec 95    Aladdin
Jul 95     Chess
Dec 94    Jesus Christ Superstar
Aug 94    Breaking Kate & City of Angels (Edinburgh Festival)

Jun 94    City of Angels
May 94   A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Dec 93    Grease
Aug 93    Independent Means & Guys and Dolls (Edinburgh Festival)
Jun 93    Guys and Dolls
Feb 93    Independent Means
Jul 92     Voices
Dec 92    The Boyfriend
Dec 91    Little Shop of Horrors
Jul 91     Jesus Christ Superstar (Tour of West Germany)
Jul 91     Wild (National Theatre, London)
Feb 91    Jesus Christ Superstar
Oct 90    Wild (Festival Hall, London)
Sep 90   Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (National Garden Festival)
Jul 90    Fiddler on the Roof

Dec 89    Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Nov 89    Of Magic and Kings (In Front of HRH Prince Edward)
Sep 89    Of Magic and Kings (Tour of West Germany)
Jul 89     Of Magic and Kings
Jul 88     Oliver
Mar 88    Hassle
Dec 87    Jack and the Beanstalk
Sep 87    Grease
Dec 86    Cinderella
Aug 86    Child of the Gods (Edinburgh Festival)
Jun 86    Child of the Gods
Mar 86    Voices (Tour of France)
Dec 85    Aladdin
Sep 85    Voices (National Festival of Youth Theatre, London)
Aug 85    Voices (Edinburgh Festival)
Mar 85    Voices
Oct 84     Half a Sixpence
Sep 84    Jesus Christ Superstar

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