Young refugees and their families enjoyed a trip to remember to see The Snow Queen thanks to a New Vic Youth Theatre led project.
New Vic Youth Theatre teamed up with Stoke-on-Trent support group Sanctus St Mark’s to invite 35 young refugees, asylum seekers and their families to see the magical production in January.
The trip was supported by New Vic Youth Theatre members who organised a fundraising sleepover at the theatre-in-the-round last summer. The sleepover saw the 25 teenagers go behind the scenes at the theatre-in-the-round as well as enjoying a midnight feast, den building, games on the stage and storytelling.
Kat Hughes, New Vic Youth Theatre Director, said: “We wanted to organise a fundraising event to give our teenagers the chance to support other young people. It’s been wonderful to be able to reach out to groups which may not have been able to visit the New Vic before and give them the opportunity to see The Snow Queen alongside our Youth Theatre.”
Based in St Mark’s Church, Shelton, Sanctus supports refugees and people who are seeking asylum in the UK.
Reverend Sally Smith, from Sanctus, said: “The whole evening was amazing, from the warm welcome and refreshments before the show, to the end of the evening. The performance was magical, and the looks of sheer enthralment on the faces of our young people was wonderful to see. There was much excited conversation on the way home, about the characters and the story! We are hugely grateful to the young people who made this most memorable trip possible.”