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Youth-led theatre company seeks new performers for summer season!

Calling all performers aged 10–35! PB Theatricals Youth Theatre are looking for young actors/singers to join them for their fourteenth summer season.

The youth theatre company is based in Chapel-en-le-Frith and Bakewell, and is known for putting on Gilbert and Sullivan operas (at a staggeringly high quality) during only one week’s rehearsal time.


This year their youth production (for ages 10-18) will be Patience, a tale of comically lovesick maidens, sparring aesthetic poets, and an incredulous group of local soldiers.


Meanwhile their young adult group (aged 16-35) will be taking on The Yeomen of the Guard, the darkest of the G&S operas – which deals with a series of love triangles, a travelling jester, and a prisoner escaping from the Tower of London.


Company co-chair Jamie Benson said “I’m really excited about our 2023 season. PB Theatricals has been a massive part of my life since I was 13. Now, at 27, I’m incredibly proud to be co-chair of the organisation that I grew up with. I would not be the person I am today without PBT, and I love working to extend the opportunities I had as a young performer out to others”.


Georgina Morewood, whose children have been involved with PB Theatricals for the past six years, said “My son started with PBT back in 2017 with his sister following a couple of years’ later.  The welcoming, inclusive atmosphere of PBT gives it a real family feel.  Everyone gets along, works hard throughout the week and the resulting shows are just phenomenal.  The sheer enthusiasm of all involved is quite simply infectious and that is reflected in their performances.”

The company prides themselves in offering theatrical experiences to people who have little-to-no experience in theatre. There is no need to audition to participate in the chorus, and everyone who takes part will be supported and encouraged by a professional musical team.

You can register to take part this summer at, or get in touch at

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