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Dramatically Different

Dramatically Different Youth Theatre has been the resident Theatre Youth group for the past ten years.

Rachel Swain says: Our young people range from ages 5-19 years and are taught all aspects of the performing arts from creative writing, stage management as well as performance skills.

This last year has been an excellent example of the creative talent we nurture within our group. Our July 2022 production, ‘Long Live The King’ was written by William Thompson, one of my students and originally performed in the Theatre in 2016.

Since finishing his degree in the Performing Arts, William has returned to Brixham and now volunteers at our weekly Tuesday sessions as Assistant Director.

Our performance of ‘Long Live The King’ last summer was a great opportunity to showcase, once again, the high level of talent within our young people, whilst providing a forum and space to support young writers.

Our latest production, ‘The Fairest Of All’ was in fact our Ten Year Anniversary production in the theatre, and was another original play, written by me in the form of 43 pages of rhyming verse.

A huge undertaking, the production is a good example of how Dramatically Different youth theatre creates and performs original works, which develop and nurture our students to become confident young adults in our challenging modern society.

I am so proud of our young people and believe each and every one of them are an excellent advocate for Brixham Theatre and all it represents.

South Devon Players

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company is a professional theatre company based in Brixham since 2015, creating inclusive and lively opportunities for local people across Torbay who are at any stage of building or furthering careers/ employment in theatre, with credits accepted towards Equity & Spotlight registrations.

Laura Jury says: The South Devon Players are proud to always launch their theatre tours at their beautiful home-town venue; Brixham Theatre, as well as filming most of their shows for international streaming, at Brixham Theatre. The Players also run a highly successful winter training school for actors seeking careers in theatre.

The South Devon Players are preparing to launch the next tour William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, spanning 5 months of shows, streaming, and work with schools, starting at Brixham Theatre;  are planning ahead for the 2023-4 winter theatre school already with a waiting list, and looking towards running additional related activities at the theatre for school students.

The South Devon Players are actively seeking new people to become involved in their work – both on stage and behind the scenes, and welcome enquiries at any time. 

Additionally, the South Devon Players founder and company owner, Laura Jury, has joined Brixham Theatre administration, as the Theatre’s head of safeguarding, drawing on her experience as an actor, theatre maker, and Equity National Director’s committee and Women’s Committee member, helping to develop & promote national policies for the wellbeing, working conditions and growth of actors & creatives nationally.

The South Devon Players are thrilled to work in an ongoing partnership with Brixham Theatre, providing professional opportunities, education and creativity to the people of Torbay.

The Players are actively seeking people interested in performance, and backstage creativity, to become involved in upcoming shows – contact www.southdevonplayers.com, or email southdevonplayers@gmail.com

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Brixham Operatic and Amateur Dramatic Society

Brixham Operatic and Amateur Dramatic Society (BOADS) stage their shows at Brixham Theatre and this year that has included the musical Oliver! to mark 100 years of the organisation and Frozen Jnr.