BYT wet your appetite for a superb silver anniversary

Borders Youth Theatre's production of The Water Babies is at the Tait Hall, Kelso, this weekend
Borders Youth Theatre's production of The Water Babies is at the Tait Hall, Kelso, this weekend

Borders Youth Theatre are celebrating their 25th birthday with a fantastic new production of the classic novel The Water Babies at Kelso’s Tait Hall this weekend.

Starting tonight at 7.30pm, the story tells the tale of a young boy, Tom, destined to a life of grime as a Victorian chimney sweep, under the thumb of his thieving master.

The young lad’s fate changes when he falls into an underwater world full of interesting and amazing creatures.

Through this journey, he encounters a beautiful dragon fly, a family of salmon, an angry otter, a confused lobster, the weird and wonderful Powwow man and even purple sea snails.

A cast of more than 40 young people from all over the Borders has been working hard over the two-week rehearsal period to produce this spectacular, which is full of great songs and amazing costumes.

The show is directed by John Haswell, who directed the first show for BYT when it started in 1989.

It’s certainly a fitting way to celebrate their silver anniversary, and the group are keen to welcome everyone.

The performances at The Tait Hall are tonight (Thursday), tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 3pm. Tickets are only available at the door: adults £7, children £5, family ticket £20 (two adults and two children).

For more info on the show or to find out more about Borders Youth Theatre please visit: www.bordersyouththeatre.co.uk or email project coordinator Kai on bytprojects@gmail.com