Multi-media show at SJT

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THE Things She Sees, a multi-media show with live music, will be performed by the Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre this week.

Adapted from Ben Power’s novel by Charles Boyle, it can be seen at 7pm Friday and 2pm and 7pm Saturday.

It’s about a girl with an extraordinary gift: she can draw the future.

This is both a blessing and a curse. When her father disappears, she recruits an unsuspecting friend to help her find out why. After a few traumas, the pair embark on a dangerous journey to a place where the modern world clashes with tradition.

The show will be performed by over 30 young people aged 12-15.

Young actor Megan Woodward-Hay is in the lead role, despite breaking her right leg leg.

In between rehearsals, she was doing the triple jump at school and ended up in an ambulance.

Undeterred, the plucky youngster adopted a professional attitude said: ‘The show must go on’.

After an operation and a couple of days rest, she was back in rehearsals, wearing a cast.

Megan has already been in three shows at the SJT: A Christmas Carol, The Snow Queen and Tiny Time Tales.

The production team for The Things She Sees, including the set designer, is made up of young local people. Rather than create a painted backdrop, the locations will be created using digital images. They will represent the girl’s drawings to create the illusion that all the characters are part of her artwork. 

Director Cheryl Govan says: “This is an ambitious production and, with only a short time, the company are working hard to bring a complex story to life - including one of the actors learning the north African language Berber. We can guarantee great acting, music and images”.