Young people stars of Redcar!

This April, young people from Redcar are taking to the stage to support one of the leading theatre companies in the country.

Getting the chance to perform on stage in support of one of the top theatre companies in the country is something that most aspiring young actors can only dream of. However, thanks to Rural Arts Create Tour project, 20 young people from Freebrough Academy are getting the opportunity to do just that.
Working with the hugely acclaimed Tamasha Theatre company, the young people involved in Rural Arts Create Tour project will spend 4 days together to create their own short performance and will then tour it around local venues as an opening act for Tamasha’s fantastic new show Made in India.

“This is a really wonderful opportunity for young people to have the chance to experience what it is like to be a professional touring company” says Joe Hennessy, who is the Youth Development Officer at Rural Arts “it’s not only really good fun, but the show they create is always fantastic.
This show is being bought to Thirsk by arts charity Rural Arts and their performance scheme, ON Tour. ON Tour is the rural touring scheme for North Yorkshire and East Cleveland and since 1999 has brought out high quality, professional performances to rural and community venues all across the county. There have been a number of high profile acts on the ON Tour scheme in recent years including West Yorkshire Playhouse, Pentabus and Farnham Maltings.
Police Cops has wowed audiences and critics alike since its opening in 2015 – with the Stage calling it ‘Unbeatable’ in their 5 star review, while The New Current called the show ‘Undeniably one of the best comedy shows of 2015.’
Police Cops is being performed at Thirsk Town Hall on Friday 10th March at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought online at or by calling 01845 526536. Join the conversation online @ruralarts/#ONTour17