Town Council supports Dover Youth Theatre

A Dover Town Council grant award of £1,000 has enabled Dover Youth Theatre to mount NEW HORIZONS a free weeklong Arts and Film Workshop in the town this August culminating in a free performance to the public on Thursday 24th August at 7.30pm in Dover Town Hall.

International award-winning Film Director Jan Dunn, Editor Tony Currell, West-End Musical Director Barney Ashworth (Mrs Henderson Presents, Sunny Afternoon, The Lion King) will join DYT Artistic Director Marie Kelly-Thomas, Director and Playwright Michael Thomas and Choreographer Tamzin Dunstone. Together they will work with participants aged 10-20 on scenes from West-End plays and shows and create short films.

Meanwhile Deputy Mayor Councillor Roger Walkden and Deputy Mayoress Councillor Ann Jenner presented the Mayor of Dover’s Junior Dance award to Eva-Marie Yarrow and Senior Dance Award to Billy Baldwin during their end of term performance at the Roundhouse Theatre. Congratulations to Eva-Marie and Billy and all the young people who have worked so hard and achieved such a high standard of performance excellence.

Dover Youth Theatre provides opportunities for young people to experience very high quality training in theatre skills – contact them at


Other sponsors of the New Horizons workshop are Dover District Council, Dover Big Local, the Port of Dover Community Fund, The Bequest of George Pheby, Bradleys Solicitors, The Rotary Club of Dover, The Jack Hewitt Youth Fund, and Kent Community Foundation.