"I started when I was 9 and it was the best thing that I’ve ever done. Before I started I had no self-esteem, however after taking part I was able to build my confidence massively. Doing drama with other people who were passionate about it allowed me to make loads of new friends and feel comfortable in my own skin straight away.
Mortal Fools is my outlet, providing a safe and supportive place close to home to be productive and creative. I don’t know what I’d do without it."- Participant, aged 17
"My favourite thing about youth theatre has to be all the incredible, extraordinary people you meet" - Participant, aged 14
"It's not like you have to learn a script. You can make up your own script and it's easier to learn than having all the pressure on you." - Participant, aged 10
"I love all the games and it's just something to look forward to when you're at school. Every Tuesday I'm like 'Yay! Youth Theatre tonight'!" - Participant, aged 15
"I like how when we do a show it's just like a show of something that has already been invented, and everyone puts their ideas in and creates it" - Participant, aged 11
"You can be whoever you want to be here and nobody will judge you" - Participant, aged 12
Parents and Carers say:
Mortal Fools Youth Theatre is important to my child because it...
"...is their time, their space, their opportunity to have fun, grow, learn and experiment"
"...allows my children to learn life skills and understand the world from a different perspective in a fun way."
"...is a great safe vehicle from which kids can explore ideas and emotions; it builds confidence but most if all it’s fun!"
"...gives her confidence and let's her be her."
"...has changed my son’s life, giving him much more confidence and so much joy and satisfaction"
"...is an excellent confidence boost!"
"...provides an environment where young people progress their self development and awareness, gain confidence and a strong sense of belonging."
"...is a space to be themself"
"...has made him more confident, given hime some great experiences, expanded his palette of acting skills and given him some lovely friends."