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Musical Theatre Company: Camp Contentment

nextgen Past Productions

Our Musical Theatre Company presents their latest original musical.

Camp Contentment, a place that helps you discover the best version of yourself. A place of self love and sass for anyone who needs it. The campers are put through their paces as they’re thrown into the unknown. But it’s not long before one camper realises it’s not all that it seems… Is Kristija alone in feeling like this? Through …

TICKETS

DATE: 2nd July 2023

TIME: Various

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

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CREDITS

Writer: Hannah Hill, Laura Lloyd, Kimberley Black in Collaboration with the company.

Co-devised by:

Production partner: The Culture Trust Luton

Music, Arrangement and Singing Coach: Kimberley Black

Company Assistants: Lauren Segal, Saskia Lawrence, Rebekah Taylor

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This Much I Know

nextgen Past Productions

NGYT's iGen Theatre Company (ages 11+) presents their latest, original piece of devised theatre.

What is Happiness? This is what Ella is trying to figure out with a little help from those around her. Our idea of happiness constantly shifts and changes. It seemed so much simpler when she was young. Will she ever find the true definition of the word? NGYT’S iGen Theatre Company meet weekly building and developing core drama and theatre …

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DATE: 10th July 2023

TIME: 7:30pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

"Next Generation Youth Theatre (NGYT) create Theatre and Dance with young people. Their work is always written and devised collaboratively by members of the team or supported by external arts practitioners. NGYT not only recognise the importance and impact of the arts on young people but also lead and collaborate on creative projects for the benefit of wider communities."

The Culture Trust Luton

CREDITS

Writer: Hannah Hill devised in collaboration with iGen Theatre Company

Co-devised by:

Production partner: The Culture Trust Luton

Assistant Director: Carl Connelly

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Meraki Dance Company and NGYT Theatre Company Double Bills 2023

nextgen Past Productions

It's Just About Love Really... Isn't It? by Meraki Dance Company || Be Still The Tide by NGYT Theatre Company

NGYT presents a double bill of original dance and theatre. NGYT are back with 2 new works from their critically acclaimed dance and theatre companies. Join these young creatives as they share their truths and centre the voices of the Next Generation. NGYT’s Meraki Dance Company presents – It’s Just About Love Really… Isn’t It? Join our hearts, hear your …

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DATE: 28 Jul 2023 - 29 Jul 2023

TIME: Friday 28th Jul: 7:30pm || Saturday 29th Jul 2pm and 7:30pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

"Youth Theatre at its best"

Broadway Baby

CREDITS

Writer: David Lloyd in conversation and collaboration with the companies

Co-devised by:

Production partner: The Culture Trust Luton

Assistant Directors:
Shanté Campbell & Lauren Segal

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Let’s Get Down to Quizness

nextgen Current Productions

Back by popular demand, join NGYT and take part in the Ultimate Creative Quiz. An evening of questions and creative challenges for the whole of Luton’s community aged 11+ to enjoy.

Running time: 3 hours Tickets: £4 + Booking Fee

TICKETS

DATE: Thursday 28th March 2024

TIME: 7.30pm-10:30pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

"Next Generation Youth Theatre was founded in 2012 by David & Laura Lloyd, with the purpose of providing high quality, accessible and inclusive theatre, dance and arts opportunities to the young people of Luton. NGYT believes that all young people should be given the opportunity to access affordable high quality arts experiences and in turn be provided with a platform to creatively present the thoughts, feelings, imaginations and stories of their generation."

David and Laura, Founders of NGYT

CREDITS

Writer: N/A

Co-devised by:

Production partner: The Culture Trust Luton

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Wait On Me

nextgen Current Productions

Book a table, sit beside us and dine on an evening of romance from within the restaurant; This light hearted, soul lifting musical menu will hit just the spot.

Here to stay

TICKETS

DATE: Saturday 9th July 2022

TIME: 7.30pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

"We are delighted to present this orginal co-devised musical. This is the young company's debut show and we are incredibly proud of them"

David Lloyd (Co-Director)

CREDITS

Writer: Devised by the Young Company

Co-devised by:

Production partner: Culture Trust

Culture Trust

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NGYT 10th Birthday Double Bill

nextgen Past Productions

Hotline by Meraki Dance Company || Are We Nearly There Yet? by The Ménage Collective.

NGYT Present a double bill of original dance and theatre as part of their 10th Year Anniversary! NGYT are back with 2 new works from their critically acclaimed dance and theatre companies. Join these young creatives as they share their truths and centre the voices of the Next Generation. NGYT’s Meraki Dance Company present – Hotline Call in at your …

TICKETS

DATE: 22 Jul 2022 - 23 Jul 2022

TIME: 7.30pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

"Youth Theatre at its best"

Broadway Baby

CREDITS

Writer: David Lloyd (He/Him) in Conversation with the young companies

Co-devised by:

Production partner: The Culture Trust Luton

Assistant Directors –
Lizzy Fretwell (she/her)
Lauren Segal (she/her)

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Out There

nextgen Current Productions

Fast paced, hard hitting theatre that uncovers the damaging impact of County Lines

Based on real life events this fast paced piece of spoken word theatre shines a light on the devastating impact of County Lines. Follow the character of Hannah as she is sucked further into this underground world. Will her best friend Kyanna be able to see the signs and step in before it’s too late?

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DATE: February 2022

TIME: Various

LOCATION: Luton High Schools

"Incredible... powerful theatre that showcases the reality of County Lines and its impact on those caught within it"

Beds Veru

CREDITS

Writer: David Lloyd

Co-devised by:

Production partner: Beds Veru

Directed by Vikesh Godhwani

Produced by Hannah Kelly

Actors – Hannah Kelly, Carl Connelly & Kiyana Maragh

Set & Costume designer Lauren Connolly

Sound & projection operator James Deacon

Virtual set design by Munotida Chinyanga

Original music composed by Guy Connelly

Photography by Greta Zabulyte

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Hotline

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NGYT's Meraki Dance Company present - Hotline

Call in at your peril, listen in, but try not to laugh and prepare to sit uncomfortably as our young dancers tackle the very things that the small minded often ridicule and shame. Meraki are ready to stand up and move the world in an attempt to create spaces where we can all be ourselves, celebrated for our shape and …

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DATE: 16th February 2022

TIME: 6:00pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

"Real pleasure to catch NGYT's Meraki Dance Co ‘Hotline’ at the at The Hat Factory tonight. Skilful, courageous, sensitive & adept work confronting identity politics & trolling with heart, sass and humour."

Tangled Feet

CREDITS

Writer: David Lloyd in conversation with Meraki Dance Company

Co-devised by:

Production partner: Full House Theatre Company and Culture Trust Luton

Other Credits:
Director – Laura Lloyd,

Assistant Director – Lauren Segal,

Sound Editor – Lizzie Strutt

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Were You There?

nextgen Past Productions

Join NGYT Theatre Company in their latest production 'Were You There?' as they party the night away with a distinctive mix of young voices and spoken word.

You’ll always remember this time. The bit where some grew and others fell inevitably further. Come through the side gate and join us in the garden, be with us, make anew, forget yourself and start again. Where fear and hope dance hand in hand, where music settles silence, where we remember all we were and live the dream that is …

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DATE: 29th, 30th & 31st July

TIME: 19:30pm

LOCATION: Hat Factory Arts Centre 65 - 67 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY

""Nostalgia on overdrive...A poignant celebration of togetherness...Talented and thoughtful...Energetic and compelling""

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CREDITS

Writer: David Lloyd in conversation with NGYT Theatre Company

Co-devised by: NGYT Theatre Company

Production partner: The Culture Trust Luton

NGYT at the Hat Factory
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To The Zoom and Back

nextgen Past Productions

A virtual production by NGYT Theatre Company

NGYT Theatre Company examine the new Zoom world in which we find ourselves. Heartfelt, political, escapism, stories of connection and disconnect. Made entirely by our young ensemble this piece of devised virtual theatre captures a moment in history we are likely to never forget. Age Guidance: 14+ due to themes and language All themes and views featured in this performance …

""a mirror held up to our own virtual zoom rooms. Uncomfortable and comforting all at the same time""

Audience

CREDITS

Writer: Devised entirely by the young company

Co-devised by:

Production partner:

Cast – NGYT Theatre Company
Co-Directors – David & Laura Lloyd
Assistant Director – Lauren Segal
Editor – Josh Hodson