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Curtain to rise again at youth theatre

Section:  Moffat

AN ICONIC youth theatre in Moffat is set to rise again thanks to a drama graduate.

Moffat Youth Theatre in Education has been part of the community for the past 35 years and during that time has helped hundreds of young people grow in confidence and develop a passion for theatre.

But the acting group has been on a hiatus for three years, and in that time has not been able to offer any workshops because of the poor health of its key volunteers.

Ericka Hulle, who founded the theatre in 1982, said: “The founding trustees of the youth theatre are now sadly deceased or, like myself, in poor health.

“Consequently, it is now time for us to retire, and welcome a new committee of trustees to carry on the valuable work of the youth theatre.

“These young people were once our students and, as our second generation, we wish them every success.”

The new committee will be led by drama graduate Catherine Major, who grew up in Moffat.

Speaking on behalf of the new group of trustees, she said: “We all loved our time at the youth theatre, and are very grateful to Ericka, and the other teachers, for all the help we received, and so are very excited at having this opportunity to continue its work.”

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