Group 64 creates at least four Main Stage and three Studio productions each year. Our main stage shows have included shows such as Little Shop of Horrors, The Twits, His Dark Materials and Pronoun. Our Studio space gives our older Group 64 members the opportunity to direct and create their own productions as part of our Young Directors programme, these have included DNA by Dennis Kelly, Ruckus in the Garden by David Farr, as well as devised shows.
We also often take our work outside of Putney Arts Theatre, including taking part in The National Theatre Connections Festival (even getting to perform at the National Theatre in 2012!), performing at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the International Youth Arts Festival, and Trinity Playwriting Festival.
Group 64 members are able to audition for shows from the age of 8 upwards. We hold auditions due to the number of members at Group 64 and we aim to give every member who would like to be in a show this exciting opportunity. However we can't fit everyone into every show, so we just ask members and parents to be patient and understanding, the next show comes around quickly!
Please keep an eye on the website and e-mails for information on auditions. Please see our gallery for some photos of our previous productions.
We also offer young people (aged 14+) the opportunity to get involved backstage, for every show we have Group 64 members as Stage Managers, Make Up Artists, Lighting Operators, Sound Operators, Set Painters and Props Makers. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to get involved in all aspects of a production.
2019 - Way to the Stage, The Grandfathers, Second Person Narrative
2018 - Zero for the Young Dudes!, The Ceasefire Babies (National Theatre Connections, also at Lyric Hammersmith), The Twits, Happimess (Edinburgh Fringe, devised), Mid Winter Nights Dream
2017 - Girls Like That, Letter to Lacey, I Am England, Guilty Pleasures, The Witches, Outside The Box, V&A Museum Sackler Courtyard (with Floods of Ink Theatre), The Lift, DNA, Truth or Dare Festival (Featuring plays: TruthOr, The Game, Once Upon A Dare, Dare to Share, Outside The Box)
2016 - Macbeth, It Snows (National Theatre Connections, also at Orange Tree Theatre), The Boy who fell into a Book, The Age of (Distr)action (Edinburgh Fringe, devised), I Don't Want To Talk About It, Brainstorm, Emil and the Detectives
2015 - Blue Stockings, Pronoun, The Wiz, The Star and The Sea, The Archangels, Beauty and The Beast, Flies, Punk Rock, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
2014 - The Comedy of Errors, The Wardrobe (National Theatre Connections, also at Soho Theatre), The Belinda Tree (Trinity Playwriting Competition, also at St James Theatre), James and the Giant Peach, Mind The Gap (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Young Director's 2014, The Star and The Sea, The Railway Children
2013 - Little Shop of Horrors, The Just So Stories, Matilda Liar, Notes to Future Self, He's Talking, A Christmas Carol
2012 - Animal Farm, Socialism is Great (National Theatre Connections, also at The National Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith), Alice through the Looking Glass, Yes and No, Journey to X, Snow Queen
2011 - Peter Pan, The Wind in Willows, My Face, DNA, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, The Beauty Manifesto (National Theatre Connections, also at Rose Theatre), The Exam
2010 - The Twits, Bugsy Malone, The Dark Materials - Part 2, Ruckus in the Garden, A Handbag
2009 - Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, His Dark Material - Part 1, Chatroom, After Juliet
2008 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beauty and the Beast