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​Youth and Community Theatre

In 1989 , I joined Far East Theatre Company, the award winning theatre company based at Paston Sixth Form College and have since directed over 30 youth theatre productions 



1989     Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
1990     Fen by Caryl Churchill
1991     The Tempest by Shakespeare
             Nothing on Earth by Rob John  Dir. Rob John       

             Music: Mandy McKenna
1992     Mother Courage by Brecht 

             Music:  Mandy McKenna
1993     A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

             Music Jonny Griffiths
             About Face by Ditton and Ford
1994     A Comedy Of Errors by Shakespeare

             Co- Dir. with Rob John  Music: Jonny Griffiths
1995     A Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare with  Rob John
             Music: Jonny Griffiths
             Storytheatre   Music: Jonny Griffiths
1996     The Threepenny Opera by Brecht Co -Dir. with Rob John

             Musical Direction: John Rose
             The Lottery Devised & Directed with Rob John                

1997     The Visit  by Dürrenmat  Co- directed with Rob John

             Speechless Devised with Rob John and The Company     
1998     Animal Farm adapted by Rob John and Mandy McKenna 
             Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
1999     Jungle Book adapted by Rob John  Music: Mandy McKenna
2000     A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare with Rob John  

2001     Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

2002     They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

             Adapted from Horace McCoy novel.
             Musical Arrangements Jonny Griffiths
2003     The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht with Rob John
             Music: Jonny Griffiths
2004     The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare (all female)
2005     Animal Farm- the Musical
             Adaptation and music by Rob John and Mandy McKenna
             Blooded by Isabel Wright  (NT Shell Connections)
2006     Beauty and The Beast by Lawrence Boswell
             Choreography: Daniel Elliott, Music: Ben Weston
             Liar by Gregory Burke (NT Shell Connections)
2007    Oh What A Lovely War by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre
             Workshop Co-Dir. with Simon Thompson
             Piano: Jonny Griffiths / Ben Weston on tour
2010     A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
2011     As You Like It by Shakespeare
2012    The Jungle Book – a new musical-
             Music: Rachael Morrison and Mandy McKenna

             Choreography - Amber Hale and Dawn Finnerty

2014     Who Stole The Tarts? - a multimedia Alice in Wonderland

             Music - Rachael Morrison & Harry Edwards

             Choreography - Dawn Finnerty

             Video - Tom Westwood

          Community Theatre

2003    Picturedrome - based on the stories from the                        silent movie cinema in North Walsham

2008    Forum Theatre - Bullying

2009    M&GN Railway Show! - based on the                                    history of the Midland & Great Northern Railway

2010    Forum Theatre - The Bystander 

            Sheringham Lifeboats - based on the history of                      the Sheringham Lifeboats

2011    Queer - Forum Theatre on Homophobia
2012   The Poppyline - based on the history of the                           North Norfolk Railway

2013   Boudicca - A Norfolk Woman

2014   FLOOD! 1953/2014

BTEC Productions



2008  The Piano Man- a devised piece

2009   Forever and Ever by Rob John

2010   The Ancient Mariner adapted from Coleridge

2010    Long Way To London by Rob John

2011    Stone Cold adapted from the novel by Robert Swindells

Mandy McKenna

 Drama Practitioner, Actor and Theatre Director
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