Not since 2001 have we had three members of the same family in the Youth Theatre simultaneously, when Matthew, Stewart and Melanie Revell all took part in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Since then, George, Jack and Maud McCutcheon have been our only “triple siblings”, although not all appearing at the same time. That is, until Imogen, Alice and George Fitt arrived on the Masque Youth Theatre scene. Earlier this year you will have seen them in our double bill Hiawatha/Warpaint and now they tell us what it means to be part of the group:
“Being in Masque has been a wonderful experience for all of us. It has been a great help towards increasing our skills; for instance, as soon as I joined the Masque, I got a major role in the school play that year. I was very pleased and I knew that it was down to Ursula’s help in improving my drama skills. Having my sister in the group was very odd, but I soon grew used to it. And then my brother George was asked to play a small role in their next production. It was funny to think that my little brother, who is five years younger than me, would be in a production before I was. But soon I and my sister were asked to step in, because someone was unable to make the production. It was certainly daunting to be moving up to the ‘older’ group and I was very nervous. But we were welcomed and warmly accepted into the Masque community. It was a wonderful experience and I cannot wait until the next production.”
By Imogen Fitt
“When Imogen came home every Tuesday after Masque and talked about how much fun she had, I couldn’t help but feel jealous. Then when my Nan told me I could join the youth group I was really excited. The first play we performed was a much shortened Macbeth – absolutely wonderful! Some other plays we acted were The Pied Piper and a bit from As You Like It. However, I can’t leave out the most recent play Warpaint. Warpaint was really fun and I enjoyed every moment of it.
“Now I’m in the older group, which is a different experience altogether. It’s great. I’ve made lots of new friends and I look forward to performing How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup and lots more plays.”
By Alice Fitt
“My name is George Fitt and I am nine years old. I was asked if I would play the part of Little Hiawatha in the play at Easter. The rest of the cast were really nice to me, so I asked if I could join when I was old enough. Since I joined in September I have made lots of new friends and learnt lots of new things.”By George Fitt