Saplings Youth Theatre

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Saplings is our youth department of Tree Shadow Theatre Productions

After our enormously successful production of As You Like It last summer, we are now taking bookings for our next Shakespeare-in-a-week. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Where and When? 3rd -7th April 2017 at the CYGNET THEATRE in Exeter. 9am-5pm Monday-Friday with a final performance in the theatre at 6pm on the Friday.

Who is it for? Ages: 11-18 – anyone who has an enthusiasm for performing!

What happens in the week? Saplings Shakespeare-in-a-Week is a week of theatre workshops, drama games and rehearsals leading up to a final performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays. There are workshops in characterisation, speaking Shakespearean text and physicality.

Who runs it? All workshop leaders and assistants are fully DBS checked and have had safeguarding training. Our youth theatre is run by Louisa Wilde, our artistic director. Louisa has been running youth theatre workshops since 2009 and has experience as a professional actor, director and singer. She also performed onstage at Shakespeare’s Globe for the Sam Wanamaker Festival in 2013. This year, joining Louisa will be Lucy Theobald, a talented actress who has performed regularly with Tree Shadow Theatre. She recently played Lady Macbeth at the Lowry with ICAT, has toured the UK with The Rivals, and has played Celia in As You like It.

     Cost: £100 for the week, with a 50% discount for siblings. A 25% deposit is payable on booking.

To book: email Louisa at for a booking form

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