Chesil Youth Theatre enters the fantasy world of Terry Pratchett

Chesil Youth  Theatre Seniors

Chesil Youth Theatre Seniors

Chesil Youth Theatre Juniors

Chesil Youth Theatre Juniors

The junior and senior sections of Winchester’s Chesil Youth Theatre will be combining to present Johnny and the Dead, based on the children’s book by popular novelist Terry Pratchett. Performances are on two nights only at 7.30pm on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th February 2015. Tickets at £10 (adults) and £8 (under 18s) are now available via the Chesil Theatre website or by calling TicketSource 0333 666 3366.

The play, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, involves the adventures of 12-year-old Johnny Maxwell and his friends. If you start seeing dead people, you may have a problem! Johnny certainly has – especially when the dead hear their cemetery is going to be sold as a building site and want him to put a stop to the plans! They get restless and are not going to take this lying down particularly since Halloween is approaching. Will Johnny be able to put a stop to the juggernaut of officialdom and commerce (and be in bed by ten?)

Chesil Youth Theatre aims to develop presentation and acting skills whilst working as a team and fostering a life-long interest in theatre. Some former students have put their CYT experience to good use working as arts administrators and journalists. Others have entered the acting profession including Holby City star David Ames and Joe Allan who runs his own theatre company Closing the Gap. Current CYT members recently recorded Winchester’s “Talking Newspaper”.

Johnny and the Dead, is a popular Terry Pratchett story and was also made into a TV series for Children’s ITV featuring Brian Blessed.

For further information please contact:
Rachel Waring

Editor’s Note:
The attached images are supplied repro free for editorial use. Hi-res versions available. Please credit Stephanie Danby.


About Chesil Theatre

The Chesil Theatre is home to Winchester Dramatic Society, one of the best amateur theatre groups in Hampshire. It is located in a beautiful and atmospheric12th century church that has been turned into fabulous performing area. The Chesil stages sx productions a year - tragedies, comedies, well-loved classics and exciting new works. See more at
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