The show must go on say kids theatre group
A Rutherglen theatre group for kids is facing the final curtain - unless new volunteers to help run it are found.
Greenhill Youth Theatre have been on the go for over 15 years, and put on two shows a year.
They feature youngsters from P6 to S2, with the shows taking place at the end of the winter and summer terms.
However they’re now down to three adult leaders to help run the group, and their future has been placed in doubt.
Calum Millican, the stage director of the group said: “At the moment we’ll try to start the season, but we might not be able to put on an actual show at the end of it.
“There’s been a gradual decline over the years in terms of leaders - we had around six leaders five years ago, and now we’re down to three adult leaders and three teenagers who help us out when they can.
“We really want to keep it going, so we need more people to volunteer.
“They don’t need to have any drama experience, it’s about keeping the kids in order and having organisational skills.
“We also need help with making costumes, the lighting and things like that.
“Each week is a mixture of drama games and learning the script for the eventual show.
The group currently has around 12 kids taking part.
But Calum reckons that the lack of volunteers is meaning the remaining leaders are being swamped with responsibilities.
He added: “People are doing this on top of having day jobs.
“It’s asking a lot for everything to be handled by just a few people, and it’s also meant that we can’t have bigger numbers of children taking part, because we really don’t have the numbers to look after any more kids.”
Anyone interested in helping out can find out more information by visiting www.gyt.org.uk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenhillyt