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The Government Inspector

Presented by Shifting Sands.

The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office… corruption that has been going on for years!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector.

The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

WHY? An updated version Gogol’s classic satire - faithful to the themes of the original. Expect engaging, accessible, exhilarating theatre

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group A will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2, 3 and 4

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group B will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 5 and 6

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring Term our Youth Theatre Academy group will be working towards a perfromance of “Shakers Re-stirred” by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Every town has a Shakers. The oh-so trendy cocktail bar where everybody wants to be seen. We are given a glimpse into the long suffering world of the waitresses and customers that lurk behind the plastic palms.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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