Youth theatre

Local opera, acting and singing stalwart Deborah Lyons, who has been treading the boards in Hawick for decades, has announced that she will launch the town’s first youth theatre company in July.

A local committee of eight members has been formed to run the new group entitled Act 1, which will give any local youngsters, aged between seven and 18, the opportunity to either take to the stage, or work behind the scenes, through workshops and weekly sessions.

There will be a taster session in the Catholic Church Hall on Sunday, July 5, from 2-4pm.