Theatre group quizzing and going in One Direction

A West Midlands theatre group celebrating its 30th anniversary, and chosen to represent Great Britain at a world theatre festival, is to hold a fundraising quiz night this week to help raise funds towards their £6,000 target of travelling abroad.

Wolverhampton’ Central Youth Theatre (CYT) is holding the quiz on Friday 8 March at 7.30pm at West End Working Men’s Club, Merridale Street, Wolverhampton. Teams of 4-5 people will be competing at a cost of £2 per person to take part.

There will be prizes for the winners. The group have been supported in our fundraising efforts by Boy Band One Direction and girl band Little Mix.

Both have donated signed programmes. One Direction have also donated a signed T-Shirt which will be sold by silent auction on the night.

Bids for the silent auction can be accepted anytime this week either by email to or by post to the Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN

CYT Director Jane Ward said: “The Quiz will be a fun night for all the family. If people don’t have a complete team we can help make up teams on the night. \

“Besides the quiz we will be running the silent auction and tombola, with refreshments also available during the evening.

“The proceeds of the auction will go towards the group sending young people to festivals in Czech Republic at the start of May and also to represent the UK performing in Monaco at the World Amateur Theatre Festival in August.”

Fourteen members of CYT will be staging a one hour version of Burnt by The Sun, by Peter Flannery which is an examination of the full horror of Stalin’s rule in the Soviet Union.

The group will be performing in the historic Salle Garnier Monaco Opera House on 22nd and 24th August.

CYT members will be joined by 23 theatre companies from the Far East, Africa, India, Scandinavia, Europe and the USA.

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