Youth theatre on the ball for teen classic

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Maltings Youth Theatre as it takes on a classic.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 13:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 13:41 pm
Bob Jeffrey and Mya Patterson rehearsing for the Maltings Youth Theatre's production of Gregory's Girl.

The cast of 18, aged 14 to 24, will transport audiences back to the sounds, style and school banter of the early 80s with teenage comedy Gregory’s Girl.

The original film made a household name of John Gordon Sinclair and is ranked 30 in the British Film Institute’s top 100 films.

It is 10 years since the youth theatre first performed the show, and four members of the original cast will be returning in senior roles.

Ross Graham, David Simpson and Oliver Payn, who are all members of Damp Knight Improv Comedy, take on the roles of teachers and former students, while Paddy Joe Flannigan plays Gregory’s Dad.

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This time the awkward high school hero Gregory is played by Bob Jeffrey, who has been a member of the youth theatre since he was four and has performed in all of The Maltings’ pantomimes.

Gregory is an average teenager, playing football and interested in girls, particularly Dorothy, played by Mya Patterson, who surprises everyone with her talent on the pitch.

The show runs at The Maltings, Berwick, from Thursday, February 28 to Saturday, March 2, at 7.30pm nightly. Tickets cost £10, concs £5, from www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or by calling 01289 330999.