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As Newbury Youth Theatre start to arrive in Edinburgh, before they even set foot on the stage at the Quaker Meeting House with their Fringe show The Lost Letters, they are receiving plaudits. They are recommended as one of the top three family shows to see.

An excited company has tweeted: "Oh my! @ThreeWeeks have put us in their top three family shows to see at this year’s @edfringe."

NYT The Lost Letters, picture diem photography
NYT The Lost Letters, picture diem photography

Three Weeks is a respected guide to Edinburgh's summer festivals. They have covered comedy, dance, music, cabaret and more since 1996.

They describe NYT as "one of our all-time favourite Fringe regular companies".

They wrote: "There are family shows scattered throughout these tips – which is to say, shows that are suitable for younger audiences as well as their older companions – but we thought it would be nice to also have a section specifically dedicated to things to entertain your holidaying kids.

The Three Weeks recommendation
The Three Weeks recommendation

"First up is one of our all-time favourite Fringe regular companies, Newbury Youth Theatre, who always turn up at the Festival with beautiful shows that win lots of acclaim, and yes, they’re another past winner of one of our Editors’ Awards.

"Their latest show is 'a magical portmanteau production of love, friendship and forgotten messages that connect people across warzones and Christmas wish lists in a collection of heart-warming modern fables', suitable for children over the age of eight."

The company will perform The Lost Letters at the Quaker Meeting House from Monday to Saturday (August 13).

NYT The Lost Letters, diem photography
NYT The Lost Letters, diem photography

To read Ben Prout's review of the Newbury preview, click here https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/lifestyle/next-stop-edinburgh-festival-for-newburys-young-actors-9265817/

  • Workshops take place at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, RG14 3BQ on Wednesday evenings. The young company (aged 11 to 14) meet from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and the senior company (15- to 19-year-olds) from 7.30pm to 9pm.


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