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Welcome to the Stage One Youth Theatre Website!

This website is all about a Portsmouth based youth theatre group who perform once or twice in a year in a local theatre. The group have performed many famous musicals, a list of which can be seen in the 'Past Shows' area of the website.

Please feel free to roam the website and find out more about this theatre group!

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Regrettably Stage One will not be able to continue with live rehearsals during the period of national lockdown between the 5th November and 2nd December.
Everyone stay safe and keep positive.

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Stage One Youth Theatre's lockdown video of You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen is available to watch from the link below.

 

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Listen to Jacqui Ivemy speaking on Radio Solent about the 40th Anniversery of Stage One and the Les Mis Lockdown video created by Sean Ridley.
Click on the link below.

Radio Solent Upload: Stage One Youth Theatre

The video is available to watch from the link below

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We are proud to announce that Stage One Youth Theatre Group has been awarded NODA South East's overall Regional Award for Best Youth Production (West) for our production of Cats, which was performed at Ferneham Hall in February 2019. The region covers a very wide area including Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight so this is a tremendous achievement and deserved recognition for the hard work of everyone involved in the production.

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OUR PRODUCTION OF "WE WILL ROCK YOU" HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO 18-20 FEBRUARY 2021 AT THE NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PORTSMOUTH.

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NEXT SHOW



Tickets are now available but only through the
New Theatre Royal Box Office 023 9264 9000

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National Operatic and Dramatic Association

High School Musical - Stage One Youth Theatre

Date – 1st November 2019
Director – Jacqui Ivemy
Musical Director – Dennis Brombley & Louise Hellyer
Choreographer – Matt Newman
Venue – Ferneham Hall Fareham
Type of production – Musical

Well! What can I say about this terrific bunch of young people! On entering the theatre I was greeted by the Wildcats Basketball Team, the ‘Jocks’ of the High School, with big smiles and evident enthusiasm for their production that night. I was also warmly welcomed by the adults who run Stage One Youth Theatre Group and very well taken care of for the evening. Introductions made all round, I made my way to my seat.

High School Musical was a very well attended show with lots of young people present to support their friends and family on the stage. Ferneham Hall has played host to many performances by Stage One in the past and this was evident, not only in how smoothly the stage crew negotiated the space in scene changes but also in how confidently the young cast filled and worked with the space using both the stage and theatre floor.

What struck me was the outstanding performances of many of the cast, not just in the lead roles but also within the support cast. It was also very clear that different skills and abilities were merged within the group which made for an overall extravaganza of individual energy, movement and enthusiasm. Every member kept up this up beat, up tempo energy without faltering or wavering and each member genuinely appeared to be really enjoying themselves, working together to entertain the audience to a high standard. This was infectious of course and I found myself completely engaged with the story and rooting for the characters.

Musically the sound produced was professional and although I noticed the arrangement could potentially be quite challenging, the band, led by its talented directors, made it sound easy. The solos, duets and all - cast singing was very tuneful and expressive considering the complexities of the music, sudden key changes and changes of themes, which these talented young people executed with apparent ease! It was a pity that the sound did fail and hiss during one scene, however the young actors and actresses did not let this faze them and carried on without missing a beat. This demonstrates a very sophisticated understanding and awareness of the art of performing for such a young group.

This story is about inclusion, acceptance of difference and respect for diversity. Just as the story demonstrates this, the cast personified it, sending the message that it is OK to be different, it is OK to challenge the status quo and it is certainly OK to be yourself. I had heard of Stage One’s reputation for putting together high quality, accolade winning shows and not having seen them before I can now see that this is true.

Thank you all for a truly memorable evening!


Nadine Darnley De Salis
NODA Asst SE District 10 Representative

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FOR HIRE

Stage One now have Spurge guns, crates and props for hire for your production of Bugsy Malone.
See the Splurge Gun Hire page for more information, photos and a video of the guns in use.

 

Stage One also hire costumes for various productions.
See the Costume Hire page for more information and photos.

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