Wimbledon-Based Young Actors Get National Theatre Chance

They will perform Gargantua at New Wimbledon Theatre on February 26 and 27

The Wimbledon-based WCTT Young Actors Company will be taking part for the first time in the National Theatre Connections 500 Festival - a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

The young actors company will perform Gargantua, a comedy horror story featuring giant babies, ruthless businessmen, sinister military scientists and the hottest band in town, which has been specifically written for the festival,

Connections plays are commissioned by the National Theatre from some of the best contemporary British playwrights, for performance by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland, making the National Theatre Connections 500 Festival one of the world’s largest celebrations of youth theatre.

After the performances at the New Wimbledon Theatre Studio on February 26 and 27, the company will then take their production on tour to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond in May. A selection of performances will then be selected to perform at the National Theatre in July which would be the opportunity of a lifetime for these young performers. 

Jada-Marie Campbell (a member of WCTT young actor’s company) said: “We want to do this project because it will give us the chance to share our ideas with other young people from all over the UK and help us develop in lots of other areas, not just acting. At a time when young people aren’t taken seriously, this would allow us to show what we can do together with passion and hard work.”

  • WCTT Young Actors Company is New Wimbledon Theatre’s resident youth theatre and thanks to the generosity of local charity, Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust, membership is free to any young people living or attending school in Merton. The young actors meet every week during term time and perform in March at New Wimbledon Studio.

WCTT Young Actors Company present



Carl Grose

New Wimbledon Studio

Fri 26 Feb 7.45pm and Sat 27 Feb 2.45pm & 7.45pm

February 15, 2016

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