News: SYT receive a generous donation

Murgitroyd is the latest company to announce their support for Scotland’s national youth theatre.

Young performers take a break from their rehearsals to accept a very generous donation.

A global law firm is one of a number of private companies to have donated to Scottish Youth Theatre following the news in March that the organisation may have to close. Murgitroyd, who are based in Scotland Street in the city’s Southside, have pledged £10,000 to support Scottish Youth Theatre for the next year.

The company visited the youth theatre and met with four young theatre makers to hand over the cheque. Leona Craig, Jai Sharma, Dan Orejon and Rhona Mackay, or the 2018 Family Storytime Company as they are also known, are currently participating in a year’s training in devising and performing theatre for early year’s audiences. The aspiring performers took a break from creating their latest show – The Elves and the Shoemaker – to accept the cheque on behalf of Scottish Youth Theatre.

Gordon Stark, Murgitroyd’s Chief Operations Officer, stated;

“We are delighted to support Scottish Youth Theatre at this crucial stage in it’s development. We wish them every success in the year ahead”.

Thanks to Murgitroyd and other private companies who have donated, and the match funding received from the Scottish Government, the threat of closure has been lifted and Scottish Youth Theatre has been given a year to build a long-term sustainable business model to ensure it’s future.

Scottish Youth Theatre’s Chief Executive, Jacky Hardcare added;

“We are delighted that we can continue to provide the nation’s young people with their own thriving national theatre company.

This solution would not be possible without the support from private sector organisations like Murgitroyd and we can’t thank them enough.”

As for the Family Storytime Company, they quickly had to return to rehearsals for their show which runs at Scottish Youth Theatre 7 – 10 April

30th March 2018 By

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