Will and the Willows

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BORDERS Youth Theatre is offering two opportunities for young people to get involved this Easter holiday.

For juniors, aged eight to those in first year at secondary school, there is the chance to spend a week rehearsing and performing a version of The Wind in the Willows, the evergreen favourite written by Kenneth Grahame.

David Bisset of BYT said: “Whether you have done lots of drama or this will be your first time, this is a great chance to try something different, learn new things and meet new friends.”

Seniors, from second year upwards, can sign up to a series of workshops with experienced professionals with particular knowledge of the plays of William Shakespeare, pictured top of page.

This is part of a link to a Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages project which BYT will be preparing with the acapella choir Andante in early summer.

The workshops are limited to four days to allow the children to study for exams.

Both projects take place at Earlston Primary School, with the juniors starting on Saturday, March 31 and seniors on Monday, April 2. Both projects are free to participants.

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