In August 2019 we performed Goodnight Mister Tom and Lord of the Flies at the Edinburgh Fringe to glowing reviews.
A boy seeks solace in the woods after the loss of his brother. With his best friend by his side, they embark on a wild adventure. Meanwhile Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Faeries, squabble over the soul of the deceased boy and, as other children appear, both worlds collide when the mischievous Puck gets involved. Mayhem and confusion follow with unexpected and hilarious results. Having faced his grief, the boy learns to embrace the love that has been right beside him all along. A retelling of a Shakespeare classic for the TikTok generation!
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Café van der Brocke, a new play set in Ypres, during World War One was performed in 2022.
A few civilians are living in the cellars of buildings reluctant to leave their homes. Jan is waiting for the return of his father in the basement of an Ypres café. But tragedy looms closer as the shelling intensifies and Jan's cellar becomes home to an increasing number of young refugees. Escape is paramount but Jan is faced with even greater dangers from those close to him.
A talented young cast performed this dramatic and impassioned play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2022. Receiving a 4 Star review and plenty of brilliant audience feedback, the play was a great success.
In 2019 Aquila returned to Edinburgh with two shows, Lord of the Flies and Goodnight Mister Tom. Both of these classic stories played at the SpaceTriplex Big from 5th to 10th August. The response was incredible with large audiences, three 4 **** reviews and a wonderful company of actors.
Goodnight Mister Tom was performed at the Whitty Theatre in Wokingham in September.
Eighteen children, one island... an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival. Aquila Youth Theatre's compelling production of William Golding’s explosive 20th-century classic comes to the Fringe in 2019. Struggling with the conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilisation, the children are swept up in a power struggle and descend into violence that will shatter their innocence. This visceral story is all the more relevant in 21st-century Britain where violent crime is becoming increasingly rooted in our society. Do not miss this powerful, adrenalin-filled production.
One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London. Aquila Youth Theatre's vibrant production celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.