29th August 2019 — Audiences and critics loved Aquila Youth Theatre's productions of Lord of the Flies and Goodnight Mister Tom at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.
Aquila took 34 actors from Cargilfield School, Eagle House, Elstree, Hall Grove, Lambrook, Ludgrove and Wellington College to Edinburgh and played in front of big audiences generating a tremendous response. Both shows received 4 star reviews and the company had its most successful season at this incredible arts festival.
The vibrant youth theatre has expanded recently, keen to give capable young actors the chance to perform at the Fringe. The talent and commitment was very visible through the performances and it is definitely an experience that will be hard to forget. The two casts, aged from 12 to 18 brought to life two classic stories that packed an emotional punch. One left the theatre feeling drained after living through the turbulence of William Golding's desert island epic and Michelle Magorian's war time tale of loneliness and friendship.
It is a credit to these young people that the shows were so well received. Drama has a unique way of bringing young people together, and Aquila Youth Theatre aims to make this experience as rewarding as possible.