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Event - Outdoor National Youth Theatre - "The Last Harvest"

The Last Harvest

It’s the end of the harvest, but is it the end of the world?

6pm 21 & 22 October
Soulton Hall, SY4 5RS


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Staged at a brand new earth amphitheatre in Shropshire built in response to Covid-19, The Last Harvest will take audiences on a fire-lit journey from the future to now in a dystopian outdoor promenade spectacle. The show is the latest instalment of MELT, a three year environmental epic in response to the climate crisis in partnership with the University of Hull. It’s the first show NYT have staged for live in-person audiences, after an extensive programme of online work over the last six months.

Sustainable farmer Tim Ashton built The Sanctuary Theatre, which will host The Last Harvest, at Soulton Hall farm as a response to the struggles highlighted in the arts industry as a result of COVID-19 and is campaigning for other farmers to do the same in a nationwide movement. The Last Harvest is part of Signal Fires, which this autumn will see the UK’s leading touring theatre companies share stories around fires. The production will take place under strict Covid-secure guidelines.

Paul Roseby OBE, CEO and Artistic Director of National Youth Theatre said: “After six months of engaging large online audiences on the virtual stage, our first 'on-the-ground' production will be exactly that with an outdoor promenade spectacle in a brand new earth amphitheatre in Shropshire. The Last Harvest will see Britain's best young talent bring to life this beautiful new performance space, created by sustainable farmer Tim Ashton in response to the growing demand for live in-person performance following the closing of theatres due to the global pandemic"

The health and safety of young performers, audiences, and staff will be the top priority during The Last Harvest. All those involved in the project will implement COVID secure measures to ensure that thee full process, from rehearsal to performance, is in line with the current government guidelines, following strict hygiene protocols and allowing for social distancing.

Co-Director Zoe Lafferty
Co-Director Joel Scott

Creative Director Paul Roseby

Cast to be announced. 


21st October 2020 - 22nd October 2020

Outdoor National Youth Theatre - "The Last Harvest"
01939 232786
Soulton Hall, Soulton, Nr. Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5RS