Wild Nights Young Company

Wild Nights 2Wild Nights Young Company is MED Theatre’s young people’s company for 13-19 year olds. The group meets on Tuesday evenings during term-time at the MED Theatre Studio in Moretonhampstead, 7.00-9.00pm, and creates and manages its own projects. For further information and to join contact Mark or Abby by email or ring 01647 441356. Scroll down for the story behind Wild Nights Young Company…

 

 

Wild Nights – How it all began…

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Wild Nights Young Company began in 2004 as a 18-month project to create two new plays, led by Dartmoor’s young people.

Roots

The first play, ‘Roots’, took an ecological theme; alongside partners English Nature and Dartmoor National Park, MED Theatre introduced its young participants to Dartmoor’s geology and wildlife. In December 2004 the group went on a residential weekend, led by Tom Wigston and Mark Beeson, to Pixies Holt Centre at Dartmeet for a mixture of walks and storytelling sessions. This was followed in April 2005 by a visit to Yarner Wood Nature Reserve for a talk by Phil Page of English Nature. Meanwhile, regular Tuesday workshops were held at the MED Theatre studio to devise the play and the final performance of ‘Roots’ took place in July 2005. Visit the Roots page to read more about the production.

Click here to read some thoughts and reflections from the first Wild Nights Residential weekend…

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Loricum
The second play, ‘Loricum’, was a collaboration between young writers and MED Theatre’s playwright Mark Beeson. ‘Loricum’ explored the theme of growing up on Dartmoor and toured round village halls in March 2006. Visit the Loricum page for more information.

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Click here to read a diary following the Wild Nights Young Company Project from start to finish…