Director

 

In 2012 Majella was invited by Guildford Borough Council to direct and co-produce ‘Jubilation’ a celebration of both The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 15th birthday of The Electric Theatre. The production combined the talents of local adult professional and amateur performers, students from Guildford School of Acting and children from The Man in the Moon Youth Theatre.

 

"Jubilation! […] featured a cast of 60 local performers who took us on a fantastic nostalgic musical and theatrical journey through the past 60 years."

(The Guildford Dragon News)

 

In 2016 Majella co-produced a GATA Festival Week of entertainment at The Electric Theatre culminating in a gala evening of song, dance and drama featuring over 50 performers.

Majella has directed shows with young people and adults (sometimes combining the two) in productions that have included: Oliver, Aladdin, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Babes in the Wood, The King and I, Cinderella, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleeping Beauty, Grease, Bugsy Malone, Double Cut and Kindly Leave the Stage.

 

What people have said about Majella as a Director:

 

On Kindly Leave the Stage by John Chapman

 

"An enjoyable performance of a little know play which reduced the audience

to often raucous laughter" (Surrey Advertiser ).

 

On her work Directing productions for local schools:

 

"A talented group of young people aged between 11-17 years thrilled audiences with their acting, singing, dancing and American accents!"

Bugsy Malone (Surrey Advertiser)

 

"The atmosphere was electric and the cast received a well deserved standing ovation on the Saturday evening"

Grease (Surrey Advertiser ) 

 

"Brilliant production, wonderful singing, fabulous principals, great supporting roles and chorus and just the best fun to watch"

Grease (Parent letter)

 

"Oliver was outstanding and a most uplifting experience"

Oliver (Surrey Advertiser) 

© 2015 Majella Yorston.

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