Whitby vampires tale is Borders Youth Theatre summer project

Borders Youth Theatre perform the Watchers this summer
Borders Youth Theatre perform the Watchers this summer
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In Whitby, people are going missing night after night, and there is a curfew to keep the people safe.

A vigilante pack of wolf-people – The Watchers – protect the town.

On a trip to Whitby, teenager Dawn has a fierce argument with her mother, and runs away from her hotel into the arms of local vicar’s son, Jude. A holiday romance with a difference begins, which thrusts Dawn into a dark world of vampires.

So the scene is set for Borders Youth Theatre’s latest production – The Watchers.

BYT is well known for its exciting theatre and this year takes on a musical for its summer production.

Chairman David Bisset said: “We have always been keen to include lots of different aspects of theatre; dance, music, design and so on.

“It will be great to do a musical, though there will be plenty for actors to do as well.

“It’s a sort of Romeo and Juliet but with vampires. The original version of The Watchers was written for Youth Music Theatre in 2009 and we are very lucky to have the co-authors, Craig Adams and Clare Prenton, working with us.”

The whole project will be rehearsed and performed at The Corn Exchange in Melrose over two weeks in July with performances from July 21 to 23.

“It was so fantastic being involved in Peter Pan last year at Bowhill – people still talk about it,” said Rhianne, from Jedburgh, one of BYT’s regular performers.

“It will be great to work with new directors. I can’t wait to get started on the new show.”

More information can be found at www.bordersyouththeatre.co.uk.