Weston-super-Mare teenagers encouraged to get involved with Theatre Tropicana

PUBLISHED: 17:04 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 02 May 2017

Nutty Noah with his giant juggling balls.

Nutty Noah with his giant juggling balls.


A North Somerset arts charity is encouraging teenagers across Weston's South Ward to get involved in a host of workshops and live theatre at the Theatre Tropicana.

Theatre Orchard is launching a scheme called Tropicana Troubadours, which is being funded by the Youth Social Action Fund.

The Youth Social Action Fund is a national grants programme, and being delivered in the West of England by the Quartet Community Foundation.

The extra money will allow young people to see and review the professional productions at the Theatre Tropicana and take part in a host of workshops.

These workshops will be held by some of the visiting companies which perform at the venue.

Fiona Matthews, executive producer at Theatre Orchard, said: “Tropicana Troubadours has been motivated by a desire to ensure that the exciting performance offer at the Tropicana can be enjoyed by everyone, and that the theatre and all it offers feels really accessible.

“We’ve been running arts engagement projects on the South Ward for 10 years now, and this is a great opportunity to link all the creative talent on the South Ward with the cultural developments which are taking place in the town.”

North Somerset Council has teamed up with Theatre Orchard to put on several shows already this year.

The seafront venue has hosted family shows, such as Nutty Noah, as well as some which are sure to leave their mark on Weston.

Trainspotting, based on the extremely successful film, has been described as ‘in your face’ and ‘not for the faint-hearted’. The production sold out when it came to Bristol and is looking likely to do the same at Theatre Tropicana from Tuesday.

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